Lake Tanganyika

A landlocked sea formed about 9-12 million years ago in the western arm of the East African rift valley.

Lake Tanganyika is one of Africa’s Great Lakes. It has a few things going for it like being the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest lake by volume, and the second deepest. It is surpassed only by Lake Baikal in Siberia. Lake Tanganyika is the world’s longest freshwater lake and is shared by four countries.

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