Things To Do And See At Lake Muhazi In Rwanda : Lake Muhazi is a one of Rwanda’s few lakes in Rwanda with a Kinyarwanda name. This thin shallow lake is located along the eastern side of Rwanda. This is also known as a flooded valley lake which lies in an east and west direction. This lake has got a concrete dam at the west end and was constructed in 1999 to be able to replace the earth dam which existed in the past time. This lake also empties its water into Nyabugogo River that flows in the south direction of Kigali city where it meets with “Nyabarongo River.”

How to Reach Lake Muhazi

This lake is easily accessible from the three main routes of Rwanda including; Gatuna road which passes in the western side of the lake, Kyonza road that runs parallel to the lake side in the south and lastly is the kagitumba road which runs to the lake side at about 3.8 kilometers. Lake Muhazi is also 60km long and its width is 5km covering five provinces of the country including; the kigali province, eastern province, northern province, Rwamagama district, Kayonza and Gatsibo district in the north.

Bird Watching 

The lake has variety of bird species including; the  malachite king fishers, pied king fishers, the African fish eagles, arrow marked, black lured, swamp flycatchers, village weavers, the African paradise fly catchers, bronze, scarlet chested, whited breasted cormorants, yellow fronted canaries, yellow billed storks, open bill, cattle egrets and the grey crowned cranes.

Fishing and Beach Camping

There are also many fish species including; marbled lung fish as well as Tilapia. This lake is also famous for tourism since it features two main resorts including; the seeds of peace center that offers accommodation facilities and beach, tourists who travel to Rwanda use these as stopovers to and from Akagera national park famous for wildlife viewing. It also offers bird watching, fishing, as well as boating. The Rwesero beach located on the northeastern shores of the park, offers camping accommodation facilities to travelers.

Where to stay

Muhazi Beach Hotel

Muhazi Beach Hotel is located on the shores of this lake in the Rwamagana district just 45 minutes’ drive from Kigali city. The location is known to be the best gateway for visitors who would like to escape from the busy city. It has many products with exotic rooms for the visitor’s stay. The place is good for business people, locals, honeymooners as well as tourists. The beach hotel offers well managed gardens, perfect honeymoon location, wireless internet, beach good for swimming, as well as boat cruises.

Things To Do And See At Lake Muhazi In Rwanda
Muhazi Beach Hotel

Lake Muhazi Holiday Cottage

Lake Muhazi Holiday cottage is located in Kigali city 19km from Ivuka Arts studio. It features a terrace, a seating and a dining area. The main units of this cottage include; a balcony with Good Mountain views, a refrigerator, as well as a kitchen. This property has a private beach as well as car hire services. The main tourist activities here include; fishing, canoeing, cycling, and a visit to the Kandt house National History museum.

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