Lake Muhazi Rwanda

Lake Muhazi Rwanda

Winding and weaving like an East African snake through the hills of Rwanda’s Eastern Province, the waters of Lake Muhazi have long represented a favorite rest, recuperation, and relaxation spot for dwellers of the capital at Kigali.

The banks are spotted with secluded picnic points, and there’s even a popular country club offering volleyball courts, quiet cabanas on the shore, eateries, and bike and boat rentals.

The enchanting towns of Gahini and Rwesero are perfect stopovers for people making their way here, with just a clutch of great homestays to kick-back in before touring the nearby coffee fields and Catholic cathedrals.

Things to do in Lake Muhazi Rwanda

Bird Watching 

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

Fishing & Beach Camping

There are also many fish species including; marbled lungfish 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 a 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.

How to get to Lake Muhazi Rwanda

Lake Muhazi is located about 100 km from the main capital Kigali on the same road to Akagera national park separating them at Kayonza town.

Where to stay in Lake Muhazi Rwanda

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 got 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, a perfect honeymoon location, wireless internet, a beach good for swimming, as well as boat cruises.

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 got 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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