Lake Kyoga is a large shallow lake of Uganda, about 1,720 sq km in area and at an elevation of 914 m. The Victoria Nile flows through the lake on its way from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert.
The lake is nowhere deeper than about 5.7 meters, and most of it is less than 4 m in depth. Areas less than 3 m deep are completely covered by water lilies, while much of swampy shoreline is covered with papyrus. The papyrus also forms floating islands that drift between a number of small permanent islands.
46 species of fish have been recorded in Lake Kyoga, and crocodiles are numerous.