Lake Muhazi is a long thin shallow lake in the east of Rwanda. The bulk of the lake lies in the Eastern Province, with the western end forming the border between the Northern and Kigali Provinces
Lake Muhazi is a long thin shallow flooded valley lake shared by Eastern, Kigali and Northern Provinces of Rwanda but with a bigger part of it located in the eastern region. The Lake has numerous offshoots in a North to South direction. Lake Muhazi is about 60km long and has an average width of less than 5km. It has a concrete dam at the western end constructed in 1999 to replace an earth dam which had existed since time immemorial. The Lake empties into Nyabugogo River, which flows southwards to Kigali to be part of the Nile.