Lake Mweru

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May 292009
 
Lake Mweru

Congo (DRC) – Zambia
Lake Mweru (also spelled Mwelu) is a freshwater lake on the longest arm of Africa’s second-longest river, the Congo. Located on the border between Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo, it makes up 110 km of the total length of the Congo, lying between its Luapula River (upstream) and Luvua River [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Tanganyika

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Apr 022009
 
Lake Tanganyika

Burundi, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Zambia
This vast inland sea was first made known to the European world in the 19th century by the English explorers Richard Burton and John Speke. They pursued it as the source of the Nile, arriving at its shores in February of 1858, only to discover that the Ruzizi River in the [Curious? Find out more…]