Lake Muhazi is a long but shallow lake of Rwanda, Africa. Spotted-necked otters in large numbers are the major attraction of the lake. African Fish Eagles, Speckled Mousebirds, Malachite Kingfishers, Village Weavers, Arrow-marked, Swamp Flycatchers are some of the well-known bird species found in the area of Lake Muhazi. With its amazing fish varieties, Lake Muhazi is quite a popular place with the tourists of Rwanda.
History According to oral history the Kingdom of Rwanda was founded in the 14th century after disintegration of Kitara empire on the shores of Lake Muhazi in the Buganza area, close to the modern city of Rwamagana.
At that time Rwanda was a small state in a loose confederation with larger and more powerful neighbours, Bugesera and Gisaka. By playing these neighbours against each other, the early kingdom flourished in the area, expanding westwards towards Lake Kivu.
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