Rwanda officially the Republic of Rwanda is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.
Rwanda is situated in the region of Great Lakes and has many beautiful and serene lakes bordering it. Tourists from all over the world come to have a view of these serene Rwanda lakes. There are five volcanic lakes which lie on the border of Congo and Rwanda and have their own attractions.
The major Rwandan lakes include Lake Kivu, Lake Ruhondo, Lake Mugesera, Lake Burera, Lake Muhazi and Lake Ihema. Lake Kivu is the biggest of the numerous freshwater bodies that are there in Rwanda and the sixth largest lake in Africa. It is an outstanding beautiful inland body of water which is enclosed by vertical, green terraced hills along the border of Congo. The lake is a 2650 square kilometre freshwater expanse and the largest of all the lakes that fill the valleys of Rwanda.