isanga bay view of Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika is the world's longest freshwater lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume and depth. The lake borders four countries – Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The lake empties into the Congo River system and from there to the Atlantic Ocean.
Quick facts about Lake Tanganyika:
- Located within the Albertine Rift
- It is the largest rift lake in Africa
- It is the deepest lake in Africa
- It is 676 km (420 mi) long in a general north-south direction and averages 50 km (31 mi) in width.
- It covers 32,900 km2 (12,700 sq mi)
- Shoreline of 1,828 km (1,136 mi)
- Maximum depth of 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
- It holds the greatest volume of fresh water in Africa, 18% of the world's available fresh water
Niamkolo Church
Niamkolo Church in Mpulungu is the oldest stone Church in Zambia and was built between 1893 and 1896 by the London Missionary Society. Today it is a National Monument.
Sanzye Falls
To the east of Isanga Bay Lodge and within easy driving distance is Sanzye Falls on the Kalambo River
Moto Moto Museum
At Mbala, only 40 kilometres from Mpulungu is the Moto Moto Museum which tells of the history of the Bemba people of Zambia as well as Father Joseph Dupont, a missionary who came to Zambia in 1895. It also contains many relics of World War I and information about Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck, the General who led the East African forces during that war.
Around Kasama
Places to visit around Kasama are Chishimba Falls and Mwela Rocks which has over 700 rock art sites.
On the banks of the Chambeshi River between Kasama and Mpika is the Von Lettow -Vorbeck Monument where the last shots of World War I were fired on 13 November 1918, two days after the Armistice in Europe.
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