The 10 Largest Lakes in the World

10 lakes that resemble ocean

Large sandy beaches, small waves and bodies of water in the eye … Although all appearances indicate that you spend a day at sea, you might actually be on the verge of one of the 10 largest lakes world. Here’s the list:

1. Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

While Caspian name suggests otherwise, this salt water mass is actually the largest lake in the world because its waters are landlocked. For comparison, it is larger than Germany.

2. Lake Superior

Lake Superior

The largest of the Great Lakes (between the United States and Canada), the wild and beautiful Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.

3. Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

Although the Victoria Falls are much more famous, Lake Victoria is just as beautiful. Visitors flock to the lake (which is also the source of the White Nile, a tributary of the Nile) to go camping, canoeing, and other tourist activities.

4. Lake Huron

Lake Huron

Wedged between Michigan and Canada, Lake Huron is the second largest of the Great Lakes, but it has the longest coastline. Perfect for lounging on one of its wide beaches during the summer months.

5. Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

One of the best places to enjoy the tides of Lake Michigan is the center of Chicago. With backdrop of skyscrapers, the beach relaxing. In addition, you’re spoiled for choice, Lake Michigan is from Gary, Indiana, almost to the Canadian border.

6. Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika

As one of many African Great Lakes, the colossal Lake Tanganyika straddles four borders (Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia). It is also the longest freshwater lake in the world, and also one of the deepest.

7. Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Located in the remote region of Siberia, Lake Baikal, of tectonic origin, is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. It is also the largest reserve of liquid fresh water on Earth.

8. Great Bear Lake

Great Bear Lake

Although it is not unfortunately the shape of a bear, Great Bear Lake in Canada remains impressive. It is located near the Arctic Circle.

9. Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

This deep lake is also called Lake Nyasa, Lake of the stars (to reflect fishermen lanterns), Lake of Storms (given localized weather) and Lake View (it is 365 miles long and 52 wide).

10. Great Slave Lake

Great Slave Lake

Its location in the Northwest Territories in Canada means that this lake, one of the deepest, often covered with a thick layer of ice. To travel rather aiming July or August, when it is melted (unless you want to ride dog sledding).