Rwanda Twin Lakes: Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
Rwanda twin lakes are Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo found in Musanze district at the base of the Mount Muhabura, a little distance from the Volcanoes National Park. The twin lakes were called so because they are found in the same areas with a physical connection. The magnificent lakes give visitors a beautiful view of the landscape, Virunga volcanoes, wetland habitat, water birds, local communities plus attractions in the neighboring Uganda and DR Congo. A boat voyage on the fresh waters of the twin lakes is a supplement to gorilla trekking tours in Volcanoes national park, cultural visits, birding as well as volcano hiking which when combined make a thorough Rwanda holiday package.
The canoe excursion also offers tourists with an inhalation of fresh air, outstanding views of the emerald vegetation and some little birds of the lakes’ shorelines. Opportunely, the two water bodies which are among the tourist attractions in Rwanda are free from risky water animals such as crocodiles, a status that gives assurance to visitors of maximum safety while on water. A visit to the lakes offers an opportunity to tourists to intermingle freely with local people walking and riding to their gardens or homes. It’s indeed a fascinating activity no itinerant should miss.
The twin lakes formed as a result of volcanic eruption in the Virunga massif share a joint surface area of 2800 hectares (6916 acres) of land. It is affirmed that the duo water bodies were formed out of volcanic glaciers from the exploded volcanic blocked river Nyabarongo that was running towards the north of Rwanda. The lake waters look green owing to the green vegetation that encircle these water bodies which make it more magical.
Captivatingly, the two lakes too have islands which can be toured by a boat. Standing on the island is very ideal moment photography and seeing the sights. A boat cruise at the twin lakes is done well in the afternoon hours making it easy for visitors to combine this adventure tour with other activities such gorilla trekking at thee Volcanoes National Park. Local people inhabit the islands to which they welcome visitors with extensive smiles. The local people at times tell Rwanda’s traditions, local history, norms and cultures to the travelers which upsurge their understanding of the country. In case time is enough, tourists may participate in local activities like cultivation making the experience more outstandingly enjoyable.
Other Lakes and Rivers in Rwanda
Rwanda also has other water bodies including lakes and rivers as attractions that travelers may need to see. These are Lake Kivu, Lake Rweru, Lake Muhazi, Lake Cohoha, Lake Mugese and Lake Ihema. The rivers in Rwanda include River Nyabarongo (Nyawarungu River), Kagera River, Akanyaru River, Ruhwa River, Rukarara River, Sebeya River and Mbirurume River. These rivers and lakes are bordered by swamplands which are breeding grounds for a diversity of bird species henceforth being best spots for bird watching safaris.
In General, a visit to Rwanda’s twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera indisputably an electrifying journey. Contact us and book safari in Rwanda to take pleasure in a enjoy a boat cruise at the twin lakes, visit gorillas, trek golden monkeys plus all the natural splendors god has gifted Rwanda with.