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Lake Tanganyika's glassy surface can turn suddenly tumultuous when the heat of the Congo Basin and the cool air of the East African highlands collide.

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The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River

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The Farthest Shore

The long flight from Arusha to Lake Tanganyika passes over wildebeest herds on the Serengeti and buffalo and hippos in Katavi National Park.

Original vintage travel advertising poster for East Africa - Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika (formerly part of German East Africa; now Tanzania). Framed on request. www.AntikBar.co.uk

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How Tanzania's Luxury Lodges Are Reinventing the Safari Experience

How Tanzania's Luxury Lodges Are Reinventing the Safari Experience http://www.womenswatchhouse.com/

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12 Photos that Prove Tanzania Is Just as Beautiful as You Think

Up (Very) Close on a Safari in Tanzania

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How Tanzania's Luxury Lodges Are Reinventing the Safari Experience

Operating outside a national park also means that guests can pretty much do what they like. One night, watch the sun set from a nearby dry lake bed, where flamingo feathers dot the crackled earth. The next morning, maybe head to breakfast beneath a 3,000-year-old baobab tree with a rickety staircase fitted into its hollow trunk.

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Southern Africa's Beaches and Safari Camps

Jack’s Camp sits on the edge of Botswana’s moonlike Makgadikgadi Salt Pan (formerly a lake), in the middle of the vast Kalahari Desert.

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12 Photos that Prove Tanzania Is Just as Beautiful as You Think

Up (Very) Close on a Safari in Tanzania

The Albertine Rift is the western branch of the East African Rift, covering parts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi & Tanzania. It extends from the northern end of Lake Albert to the southern end of Lake Tanganyika. The mountains are the result of tectonic movements that are gradually splitting the Somali Plate away from the rest of the African continent.

Lighthouses of Tanzania: Located on the east coast of Africa, the nation of Tanzania was formed by a merger of two dissimilar British colonies, Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Ras Mkumbi (Moresby Point, Mafia Island) 1894. Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); white flash every 5 s. 30 m (98 ft) square masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story keeper's house. 14