Burundi has a water surface area of 2 180 km2 of which the north-eastern corner of Lake Tanganyika contributes 95 percent. The most important fishery in Burundi is that of Lake Tanganyika, which has a total surface area of 32 700 km2. Burundi shares 8 percent of this area with other three African countries. Other water bodies in Burundi, constituting 5 percent of the country’s water surface, are shared with Rwanda. There are also important shared rivers such as Rusizi, Kagera and Malagarasi. The lakes are a home to different aquatic life and offer opportunity for fishing as well as boat cruising fortourists while viewing different wildlife
The keylakes in Burundi include the following; Lake Cohoha, Lake Rweru, Lake Kanzigiri, Lake Rugwero, Lake Kacamirinda, Lake Rwihinda, Lake Tanganyika