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Lake Turkana: Shore View of Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana

(Ethiopia - Eastern, Kenya - Rift Valley, Kenya)

1,667,961 acres

358 feet max. depth

Lake Turkana, located in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and stretching into Northern Ethiopia, is said to be the world's largest permanent desert lake. With a hot and arid climate and location in the middle of the desert, this lake is usually only visited as a stopover during a safari. Originally the lake was named Lake Rudolf in honor of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in 1888 by the first known ... Read full review

Lake Turkana: Shore View of Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana

(Ethiopia - Eastern, Kenya - Rift Valley, Kenya)

1,667,961 acres

358 feet max. depth

Lake Turkana, located in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and stretching into Northern Ethiopia, is said to be the world's largest permanent desert lake. With a hot and arid climate and location in the middle of the desert, this lake is usually only visited as a stopover during a safari. Originally the lake was named Lake Rudolf in honor of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in 1888 by the first known ... Read full review

Taal Lake, Philippines: Taal Volcano

Taal Lake

(Philippines)

57,871 acres

71 miles of shoreline

16 feet above sea level

Taal Lake, formerly known as Bombon Lake, is one of the deepest lakes in the Philippines at 564 feet. This 57,871-acre lake was once an arm of Balayan Bay. After a series of major volcanic eruptions in the 16th century, the lake was closed off from the sea by newly-formed land bridges. Several centuries of precipitation have diluted the lake's once salty water into freshwater. One of the biggest attractions ... Read full review

Walker Lake, Nevada, USA: Aerial View of Walker Lake

Walker Lake

(Nevada, USA)

32,192 acres

80 feet max. depth

3,940 feet above sea level

Walker Lake is a natural lake located in rural Mineral County, Nevada about 75 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada. It is one of several freshwater terminus lakes in the Great Basin, meaning it has no outflows. The lake is fed by the Walker River, and it is bordered to the west by the Wassuk Mountains. With its sparkling blue waters and scenic mountain views, Walker Lake is a popular destination for fishing, ... Read full review

Tilicho Lake, Nepal: Frozen Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake

(Nepal)

1,186 acres

7 miles of shoreline

16,139 feet above sea level

Tilicho Lake isn't the kind of lake you decide to drop by some weekend. The high-altitude lake in Nepal's Himalaya Mountains is located at over 16,000 feet near the Tibet border. Surprisingly, a relatively large number of visitors arrive here to view the beautiful lake during the summer months. At this altitude, winter access is difficult to impossible. The lake is what is known as a tarn-a lake ... Read full review

Waldo Lake, Oregon, USA: Waldo Lake at Night

Waldo Lake

(Oregon, USA)

6,298 acres

22 miles of shoreline

420 feet max. depth

5,414 feet above sea level

Waldo Lake is the second deepest natural lake in Oregon, sporting an impressive 420-feet deep pool of beautiful clear water with visibility exceeding 100 feet. Located on the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades, Waldo Lake's 6,300 acres are nestled against the Waldo Lake Wilderness Area between the cities of Bend and Eugene. The rocky wilderness slopes of Douglas fir, mountain hemlock, and Pacific ... Read full review

Lake Manyara, Manyara, Tanzania: Lake Manyara National Park Hippos

Lake Manyara

(Manyara, Tanzania)

56,960 acres

3,150 feet above sea level

Relive childhood memories in luxury by vacationing in a tree house overlooking beautiful Lake Manyara in Tanzania. This stunning lake and surrounding landscape are the setting that inspired Ernest Hemingway to write his novel, "Green Hills of Africa," after he spent a month there in 1933. Formed about three million years ago, Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake in the Great Rift Valley with ... Read full review

Lake Todos los Santos, Chile: Lago Todos los Santos Boat Ride

Lake Todos los Santos

(Chile)

42,873 acres

78 miles of shoreline

1,106 feet max. depth

620 feet above sea level

One of the crown jewels in Chile's glittering Lake District is Lake Todos los Santos. This huge, nearly 43,000-acre lake, although off the beaten path, is one of the primary destinations for tourists in Chilean Patagonia. Part of an old water route across the Andes into Argentina, Lake Todos los Santos has been visited by European travelers since the missions of the Jesuit and Franciscan monks beginning ... Read full review

Chicago Lakes, Colorado, USA: \Summit Lake Panorama

Chicago Lakes

(Colorado, USA)

11,740 feet above sea level

One of the more popular destinations within Denver's Mountain Parks system is the trail leading to the Chicago Lakes. This Front Range trail centers around 14,240-foot Mount Evans, with a series of scenic alpine lakes set within a pristine mountain landscape. Located approximately 38 miles west of the metropolitan area, the Chicago Lakes Trail and two Mountain Parks at either end of the trail are ... Read full review

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