Zambia’s favorite fish – The humble Kapenta

The Tanganyika sardine, is known as Kapenta in Zambia. The Kapenta fish is really two species (Lake Tanganyika sardine, Limnothrissa miodon and Lake Tanganyika sprat, Stolothrissa tanganicae), both of which are small, planktivorous, pelagic, freshwater fish originating from Lake Tanganyika in Zambia. This little fish from Lake Tanganyika is usually around 7cm long, its maximum length is 10 cm. They form the major biomass of pelagic fish in... Continue Reading →

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Lake Tanganyika and the search for Oil

Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a memorandum of understanding in 2016 for joint exploration and development of hydrocarbons in Lake Tanganyika over a period of 10 years by London based Tullow Oil. “We have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange experiences in exploration and exploitation of petroleum in Lake Tanganyika,”... Continue Reading →

Lake Tanganyika and its Adjoining Waterways

Lake Tanganyika, second largest of the lakes of eastern Africa. It is the longest freshwater lake in the world (410 miles [660 km]) and the second deepest 1,436 metres after Lake Baikal in Russia. Comparatively narrow, varying in width from 10 to 45 miles (16 to 72 km), it covers about 12,700 square miles (32,900 square km) and forms the boundary between Tanzania and... Continue Reading →

The Waterfalls of Northern Zambia

Northern Waterfalls The far North of Zambia has a huge variety of hidden gems. The places described here are great spots to visit for the self driving visitor, we recommend making a trip of several days to Ndole Bay and several days back. Almost 30% of all the fresh water in Africa originates in Zambia... Continue Reading →

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