These are the deepest lakes in the Africa. Akin to the Great Lakes of North America, Africa features its own version - the African Great Lakes. They include Lake Victoria, the largest lake by area in Africa, Lake Tanganyika, and other major lakes - Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Kivu, Lake Malawi and Lake Turkana.
Lake Tanganyika .Among the Greats, Lake Tanganyika extends the deepest - to the depth of 1,470m. It is also the second-deepest lake in the world, after Lake Baikal (1,637m) in Siberia. Lake Tanganyika is shared by four countries - largely by Tanzania (46%) and the DRC or Democratic Republic of Congo (40%), with Burundi and Zambia covering less than 15% of the lake. Lake Tanganyika is also the second-oldest lake in the world - an ancient lake that is formed as early as 9 - 12 million years ago.
Experience the environment and scenery of Lake Tanganyika in this video by Tanzania Tourism
Lake Malawi (also know as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique) is the second deepest and third largest lake in Africa, stretching across a surface area of 29,600 km2. Lake Malawi is another ancient lake, having formed as early as 1-2 million years ago.
Lake Kivu is the third deepest lake in Africa at 480m. Within its fresh waters, it hosts Idjwi - the world's tenth-largest island on a lake.
Beautiful UAV videography ofr Lake Kivu - Gisenyi
Lake Kivu with the island of Idjwi (source: Wikipedia)
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