Rukwa, Lake

Rukwa, Lake

Shallow lake, southwestern Tanzania, eastern Africa. It covers an area of about 1,000 sq mi (2,600 sq km) and lies midway between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi (Nyasa) at an elevation of about 2,600 ft (800 m). It has no outlet, and at times it is completely dry. Its water is brackish, and there are salt pans near its southwestern end. Crocodiles and hippopotamuses inhabit the lake, and fish abound.

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