those approximately 350 km long Lukuga is the only discharge East Africa niches of the Tanganjikasees and a right tributary of the Congo.

It leaves this lake on its west bank, which belongs to the democratic Republic of the Congo, with Kalemie. From there out it flows in a break-through valley westward by the Central African threshold. The Central African threshold belongs to the steep delimitations East Africa niches of the Grabenbruchs. Within this Grabenbruchs a chain of lakes, one extends the deepest and longest is the Tanganjikasee. Finally the Lukuga flows into the Lualaba, a source river of the Congo, and thereby about 190 m height overcame.

The discharge of the river depends strongly on the water level of the Tanganjikasees.


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