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Dilolo Lake

Moxico, Angola

Dilolo Lake is the largest lake in Angola. It is located in Moxico Province. It is the largest lake in the country and serves as an important tourist spot. Despite being situated just outside of the Cameia Park boundaries, the lake is teeming with wildlife including rare bird species and aquatic life. The lake is an impressive 12km in length and sits at roughly 1000m above sea level. The reason for the myths surrounding this lake are the unusual waves that always head to the east of the lake. In folklore, these waves are believed to be a supernatural force to scare people from fishing the lake. If you fancy a dip in the lake, September is the best month with pleasant temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius.

Dilolo Lake is considered a tourist reference point. There is a myth that a supernatural force scared fishers trying to undermine creatures of the place. How? With strange waves on the east part of the lake… that you will admire visiting this spot, superstition or not! Legend has it that an old lady, coming from an unknown place, started wandering around the village. The lady was very tired, so she decided to ask the villagers to give her some water. She started knocking on doors, but no one would help her. Tired, she decided to ask one last time for water. At this last house, her prayers were heard: a little girl opened the door and gave the woman the water. As a thank you, the lady warned the young woman that she and her family should leave that village because at night it was going to rain heavily and the area would be flooded. The girl followed the woman's advice, and as the family left the village it began to rain. The rain quickly flooded the place, and the remaining residents were submerged. Many believe that the former residents still live there, submerged to this day, claiming that it is possible to hear their voices from under the water.

September is the best month, for its pleasant temperature.

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