Things to do on Lake Tanganyika. Lake Tanganyika is the second largest fresh water lake in the world by volume and the second deepest lake after Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is the deepest lake in Africa. Lake Tanganyika is share among four countries namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. Lake Tanganyika has more than 300 species of Fish there are birds, mammals, reptiles and other diverse wildlife. Eco Adventure Safaris will arrange all the requirements upon contact for you to explore Lake Tanganyika. There are a lot of adventure locations and particulars on Lake Tanganyika as detailed below.
Things to do on Lake Tanganyika
Visiting Fisheries villages
The Lake is home to 300 fish species with 95% of them endemic to this lake. Fish is the most important food source for the people living around the lake and more that 46000 people work in the fish industries.
Fishing villages and lifestyle
Visiting and spending time in the fishing Villages can be organized as well, the vast majority of Lake Tanganyika fishing communities is comprised of nucleated settlements located directly on or adjacent to landing sites. Most people live in houses of simple mud-and-wattle construction, thatched with grass or reeds. You will require permissions from Local governments/local authorities to be allowed to visit in any of the fishing villages. Your production can involve the local’s lifestyle, traditions, way of life, safety, government service access and any other interest of your cast.
The Beaches on Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika is surrounded by amazing beaches and beach hotels that attract a number of people to chill and relax.
Lake game viewing
There is plenty of fish to be seen during diving and snorkeling trips, there are also many aquatic critters to be seen which include otters, speckled eels and freshwater crabs among others
Lake Tanganyika is one of the best places for sport fishing in East Africa. The lake is home to over 280 species of Cichlids, there are also larger species for sport fishing which include Sangala Pamba weighing up to 100kgs, Nile Perch up to 50kgs, LAKE Salmon up to 25kg among others.
Popular water sports on Lake Tanganyika include diving in the lake, visitors enjoy sailing, swimming, wakeboarding, kite surfing, boat cruise and waterskiing.
Accommodation on Lake Tanganyika Area
Lodge options to stay in during safari on Lake Tanganyika range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time to visit Lake Tanganyika?
Visiting Lake Tanganyika Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania to see wildlife?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Things to do on Tanganyika.