Seeing Lake Tanganyika for the first time was breathtaking, like we were the first travellers to ever discover it.

I think it took us approximately 2.5 hours to get to Mpulungu where we met Kelvin our skipper, who escourted us to Samaras Fishing.

Mpulungu is a very important harbour for Zambia and connects DR Congo, Tanzania and Burundi.

“Lake Tanganyika is the longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepestafter 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.” Taken from:

We transferred our katundu over two disused commercial fishing vessels to Ndole Bay’s 450 horsepower motor boat.

Getting on the boat promised a paradise on the other side.  Two hours on the Lake and a little choppiness we arrived at Ndole Bay.