What is a lake in Africa?

The African Great Lakes (Swahili: Maziwa Makuu) are a series of lakes constituting the part of the Rift Valley lakes in and around the East African Rift. … Collectively, they contain 31,000 km3 (7400 cu mi) of water, which is more than either Lake Baikal or the North American Great Lakes.

Are there any lakes in Africa?

According to the WORLDLAKE data- base, there are 677 lakes in Africa, with 88 of them listed as principal lakes (see Appendix). Although lakes are a source of livelihoods in most African societies, they are also a major source of natural disas- ters, tropical diseases and pandemics.

What are Africa’s three biggest lakes?

These include the 3 largest lakes in Africa – Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi – as well as lakes Turkana, Albert, Edward, Kivu and several others. The lakes are important habitats for a number of fish and amphibian species, abundant birdlife and numerous crocodiles.

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