1 Day Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo Tour

The Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo are located in the northern part of Rwanda, on the outskirts of the town of Musanze. The twin lakes are beautiful waters that are surrounded by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the outlines of the nearby Virunga Volcanoes providing a spectacular backdrop. A canoe boat or boat trip can be taken along the waters of these twin lakes for sightseeing and bird-watching activities.

These lakes formed as a result of volcanic activity, where the largest River in Rwanda (Nyabarongo River) used to flow northward to Ndorwa (many years ago this part was for the Rwandan side, but currently it belongs to Uganda), Due to the volcanic eruption which took a place in the volcanic region in Northern part of Rwanda, precisely due to the eruption of Muhabura volcano(currently is considered as a dormant volcano), the lava flows from volcanoes blocked the Nyabarongo river’s channel, this led to the formation of these twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo also considered as ”Lava dammed lakes”, and the divert of Nyabarongo river by flowing southeastward where it joins Akanyaru River to form Akagera River.


  • Vehicle, Driver-guide, Pick-up and Drop-off in Kigali city
  • Boat trip fees in Ruhondo Lake
  • Bottled water and lunch
  • A cup of coffee, tea (or another local drink)
  • Alcoholic Drinks and anything not explicitly mentioned.

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