List Of Lakes In Rwanda

What is a Lake?

A lake is a very slow-flowing body of open water that occupies a land depression. This group of water bodies includes ponds and impoundments.

List Of Lakes In Rwanda

Lake Kivu, between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, is by far the largest

Lake Muhazi, about twenty kilometers east of Kigali: a long, narrow lake running roughly east-west and extending north and south into a number of tributary valleys

Lake Ihema, in the Akagera National Park in the far east of the country, by the border with Tanzania

Lake Rweru in the south-east, which is shared with Burundi

Lake Burera, a mountain lake in the north (1862 meters above sea level)

Lake Ruhondo, just to the south of Lake Burera, separated from it by a spine of hills

Lake Mugesera, about 30 km south-east of Kigali, is a narrow lake consisting of five east-west bays joined at the western side

Lake Cohoha South, south of Kigali on the border with Burundi

How many lakes are there in Rwanda?

Lakes Rwanda has 28 lakes of significant size. Six of the largest are entirely within the national territory: Ruhondo, Muhazi, Mugasera, Ihema, Rwanye, and Burera.

Which province of Rwanda has many lakes?

Lake Ihema is located in the south of the Akagera National Park in the savanna region of the Eastern province of Rwanda. The Akagera River feeds a complex of a dozen of lakes including Lake Ihema, which is located at an altitude of 1,292 m.

What is the smallest lake in Rwanda?

Lake Kivu, located between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, is one of the smallest African Great Lakes formed by volcanic activity about one-five million years ago.

What is the deepest lake in Rwanda?

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu
Max. width48 km (30 mi)
Surface area2,700 km2 (1,040 sq mi)
Average depth240 m (787 ft)
Max. depth480 m (1,575 ft)