Lakes in Africa

66 Lakes in Africa

Lake TanganyikaTanzania,DR Congo,Burundi,Zambia

Lake Tanganyika is one of the African Great Lakes. With a depth of 1,470 meters (4,820 feet), it is the second deepest lake in the world, after Lake Baikal. ... Read more

Lake VictoriaTanzania,Uganda,Kenya

Lake Victoria (or Victoria Nyanza in the Bantu language) is the largest of the African Great Lakes, the largest lake in Africa and the world’s second largest freshwater lake ... Read more

Lake MalawiMalawi,Mozambique,Tanzania

Lake Malawi is one of the African Great Lakes. It is the 9th largest lake in the world and the third largest lake in Africa by surface area. It is also the second deepest lake in ... Read more

Lake KivuRwanda,DR Congo

Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes, situated on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its name originates from a Bantu language and means ... Read more

Lake NasserEgypt,Sudan

Lake Nasser is one of the largest man-made lakes in the World, located in Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan. The lake is stocked with food fish, making it one of the best fishing ... Read more

Cahora Bassa is the fourth largest artificial lake in Africa, only preceded by Lake Volta (Ghana), Lake Kariba (located between Zimbabwe and Zambia) and Lake Nasser (Egypt) in ... Read more

Lake EdwardDR Congo,Uganda

Lake Edward is the smallest of the African Great Rift Lakes, located on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Geography Lake ... Read more

Lake RukwaTanzania

Lake Rukwa is an endorheic lake, part of the Western Rift Valley of Africa, located in the Southwestern area of Tanzania. Geography The lake is of ... Read more

Lake Volta, located in the South-Eastern part of Ghana, is the largest man-made lake in the world. Covering 8,502 km2, it is the biggest reservoir by surface area, and the fourth ... Read more

Lake TurkanaKenya,Ethiopia

Lake Turkana is located in the Kenyan rift valley, bordered to the North by Ethiopia, and it is the world’s largest alkaline and permanent desert lake. With a surface area of ... Read more