Twin lakes of burera and Ruhondo are called so reason being that at a point where one lake powers water to the other and since they became linked orentwined these twin lakes are situated in the suburbs of Volcanoes National Park at Ruhengeri, on the foot hills of mountain Sabwingo,Bisoke, and Muhabura and Gahinga. The twin lakes are tremendously beautiful and the fact that it is sort rounded mountains and the beautiful wood land and it is just disjointed 1km wide stripes. of land after the experience of seeing the beautiful of the twin lakes, you will have stories to tell and the part of water powering is the best viewed form an aerial view which makes it excitingly entertaining
The twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo were named so, due to their physical connection and the fact that they are located in the same area. They are both situated with in Musanze district at the base of mount Muhabura just a few hours from volcanoes national park. These offer travelers a beautiful view of water birds, Virunga volcanoes, landscape wetlands and attractions from the neighboring Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A boat ride on the fresh waters of the Rwanda twin lakes goes together gorilla safari in the volcanoes national park, bird watching, volcano hiking and cultural / community visits which all bought together makes a full Rwanda safari package
Another reward to travelers is the canoe ride which gives you a breath of the fresh air and the spectacular views of the ever green vegetation and birds of the water showers.
Fortunately, the lakes are free from dangerous water animal for example the crocodiles and this guarantee travelers safely on the waters, again traveler get an opportunity to interact with the local people also riding to their guards, it’s such an exciting activity that no traveler should miss out.
The twin lakes share joined surface area of 2800 hectares of land and this was formed as a result of volcanic eruption in the Virunga massif. It is said that two lakes formed after volcanic glaciers from the erupted volcanoes block river Nyabarongo that was flowing towards the another part of Rwanda, they are also examples of lava- dammed lakes in east Africa they have related to the story of their formation.
The lake water always looks green relation confining these water bodies making it more magical.
Excitingly, the two lakes also have high lands that can be visit by boat. Standing at an island is magnificent for photography and sightseeing a boat ride at the twin lake is perfectly done in the afternoon hours and this makes it easy for tourist to combine this activity with other activity like gorilla trekking. The island is occupied by the local people who warmly welcome travelers with wide smiles and dances. The local people continue to introduce travelers to Rwanda’s traditions norms and cultures this enables travelers to understand more about Rwanda.
If there is ample time, travelers can take part in local activity like cultivation which spices the experience.
Others lakes in Rwanda include; lake Kivu, lake Ihema, lake Mugese, lake Cohoha and lake Muhazi among the many and rivers include; river Nyabarong, river Kagera, Mukarara river,Ruhwa river, Akanyaru river and Mbiururume river and all these lakes and riversare confined by swamps which are a breeding areas of many of the bird species and this make it the best zones for bird watching.
Generally, a visit to Rwanda’s twin lakes of Bukera and Ruhondo is unquestionably a breath taking adventure contact safari vacations and travel services for inquiries and to book a Rwanda safari and enjoy a boat ride on these twin lakes, track mountain gorillas and fancy all the Rwanda’s beauties and nature that Rwanda has to offer.