Lakes are sources of the largest rivers in Africa that provide water and lots of fresh fish inhabitants of the “dark continent”. They are home to unique aquatic and terrestrial species. Africa has some of the biggest lakes in the world – Victoria, Chad, in the centre of the continent, and Tanganyika, lying between the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia. Most large lakes in Africa are located along the continental fault known as the East African rift valley. Let us consider seven of the biggest lakes in Africa.
Lake Victoria (pictured) in East Africa located on the lands of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. 69484 with an area of square kilometers, the lake size can be compared with Ireland. Victoria gets its water from many rivers, the largest is the Kagera. Water from the lake then drains into the river via the Owen falls, where hydroelectric power plants are artificial. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world, where there are major ports, countless small fishing villages. Green grassy shore of Homa Bay, Kenya are the ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of lake Victoria. Crocodiles and hippos grazing on the shores, and boat trips Continue reading
Our country is amazing, impresses with its vastness and beauty. Every region, city, village has its own history, culture, nature. Russia has so many places worthy of admiration, and many of them are truly wonders of the world – unique and unique in the world. Lake Baikal is one of such places. About the trip to him and want to tell.
M th a journey to lake Baikal began from Nizhny Novgorod airport. Direct flights to Irkutsk no – flight was through Moscow. Five hours flight from the capital of our Motherland, and you are in Irkutsk. The airport of the Siberian city meets welcome: Souvenirs, herbal teas, healing balms and gems for every taste.
To lake Baikal is still far. No, of course, compared to Moscow, close is some 100-120 km away. Everything in our world is relative. Let’s not waste time and go in search of transport that will take us to the largest and deepest lake in the world. From Irkutsk, the nearest town, which offers the beauty of lake Baikal is Listvyanka. It can be reached by bus or taxi. I wanted a quiet location to observe local nature, and I chose the latter. A trip to Listvyanka lasted about an hour, and I caught myself thinking that the local nature is very similar to ours. If I didn’t know that I was five thousand miles away from home, I’d think that the food Continue reading