Lake Tagalala is one of the larger oxbow lakes on the northern side of the Rufiji River flood plain, the others being Lakes Manze, Nzerakera and Siwandu.
It is home to a wide array of game, from hippo’s and crocodiles that live inside it, to those that drink and feed from it — including predators.
It is a good spot to see all kinds of animals.
Boating safaris are possible on the lake for better game viewing and getting closer to the hippos.
The lake offers beautiful sights such as sunsets and vegetation.
It still has dried up remains of trees that once inhabited the area.
What to do thereBoating safaris, game drives, game viewing, bird watching — a number of water fowlsBest time to visitAnytime during the drier seasons of July to September and December to February, every year
Location of lake TagalalaLake Tagalala sits on the northern end of Selous Game reserve, a short distance north of the Rufiji river.
There are other lakes in the area, as well as several hotels and lodges for accommodation.
How to get thereBy vehicle.
There are airstrips in Selous game reserve with flights from some of the country’s major cities.
Still, you would need a vehicle from there.