Scenic Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes
The major strength of Northern Province is its abundance of scenic waterfalls, rivers and lakes. The Province is endowed with beautiful mountainous landscapes giving it very beautiful scenery.
The major lakes are Tanganyika, Bangweulu, Chila, Mweru-wa-Ntipa and corresponding swamps and wetlands. The Province is also endowed with exotic beaches and Islands around Lake Tanganyika, which is the second deepest lake in the World.
Due to the mountainous landscape of the province, waterfalls are found in many places. The major waterfalls include Kalambo falls located in Mbala district, Lumangwe, Kabwelume water falls found in Mporokoso district 84km along Kawambwa road, Kundabwika falls found in Kaputa district and Chishimba falls.
Lakes of Northern Province
This vast inland sea was first made known to the European world in the mid 1800’s 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 north, which they thought to be the Nile, flowed into and not out of the lake.. It is the longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepest after lake Baikal in Russia. The immense depth is because it lies in the Great Rift Valley, which also has created its steep shoreline. It reaches a depth of 1433 metres (4 700 feet), which is an astounding 642m below sea level.
The clear water host more than 350 different species of fish and is well known for aquarium fish exports and excellent angling.