The main swamps in Rwanda are Akanyaru on the border of Burundi, Mugesera-Rwero in the south east, Kagera swamps along the Tanzania border in the east, Nyabarongo and the Rugezi wetlands in the north.
Wetlands are mainly composed by papyrus and harbors the CITES listed mammal “Statunga” and wetlands dependents bird species like Papyrus Gonolec, Madagascar Squaco Heron and many species of Cisticolas and Weavers. Lakes is home of many species such as Kingfishers, Storks, Ducks, Egrets, Ducks, Jacanas, Cormorants and Pelicans.
Many of Lakes are found in the South-east of the country including lake Cyohoha (lake to Ducks and Herons), Mugesera (Lake to Kingfishers), Lake Muhazi offering a fantastic beach, lake Rweru and many lakes inside Akagera National Park.
In the volcanic regions, two twin lakes, Burera and Ruhondo in connection with Rugezi marsh, offer an important quantity of hydropower used by Rwandese, and in standing between lakes you are at a good point of view of Karisimbi, Muhabura, Gahinga, Bisoke and Sabyinyo Volcanoes.