Tanzania has inherited a large number of natural lakes that are scattered almost in each part of the country. These lakes include the big and famous in the world six Lakes and many others small ones. Most of these Lakes in Tanzania occurred naturally and they form the main source of water and provide unique attractions for their surrounding areas.
Among the world’s six (6) great lakes that are found in Tanzania destination includes; Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest freshwater lake, it has superb birdlife, Fishing industries and the agricultural land around its shores which have transformed the area to an economic centre of Tanzania, Lakes Tanganyika which is the deepest lake in Africa and second in the world, and Lake Nyasa which is the third largest Lake in Africa. These lakes have hundreds of unique freshwater fish species. The other great lakes in Tanzania includes; the caustic water Lakes Natron and Manyara, that are both found in the Rift Valley, in the northern part of Tanzania. These Lakes are breeding grounds for soda loving algae, which attract large flocks of flamingos. Lake Eyasi which is the Salt Lake and the home of the Hadzabe bushman is also one of the great lakes of Tanzania. The Tanzania Hadzabe Bushmans are the last remaining of hunters and gatherers on the continent.
Other small lakes that have managed to preserved their natural attractions are Ambusel, Babati, Burigi, Chala, Ikimba, Jipe, Kitangiri, Ndutu, Nyumba ya mungu reservoir, Rukwa and Sagara Lakes. Most of these lakes provide secured and attractive places for picnic and walking safaris.