Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo; These magical and prime beautiful twin lakes are situated down Volcano Muhabura that is near the border of Rwanda and Uganda particularly in the northern part of Rwanda, on the outskirts of Musanze, these twin lakes are near Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda, on a Rwanda safari you can explore the known homes of the Mountain gorillas with the presence of their blue water surrounded by the Virunga high hills. Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are just separated by a 1 km wide strip of land.
Lake Burera and Ruhondo were formed by the result of the volcanic activity that is the largest River in Rwanda called River Nyabarongo used to flow northward to Ndorwa, and it’s said that long time ago this part was Rwandan side but currently is part of Uganda. The volcanic eruption that took place, volcanic eruption that happened in Volcanic region in the Northern Rwanda due to the Muhabura eruption currently is known as the dormant volcano, the lava flows from volcanoes blocked the Nyabarongo river’s channel and this is where the result came from to form these twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo where others call them the ‘’Lava dammed lakes’’ and divert of Nyabarongo river by flowing south east ward where it gets together with the Akanyaru River to form Akagera River.
These twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo have joined together to form the area surface of about 2800 ha. The two twin lakes together with its swamp Rugezi are the most super photographic destinations on a Rwanda safari with the serene and the magnificent scenic places for Bird watching activity. More so, Rugezi swamp is one of the known most seven important birding paradises on a Rwanda safari (IBAS). The lakes have got the blue waters that tend to surround the steep hills and the tall waterfall with the outlines of the nearby Virunga volcanoes that gives the destination the thrilling background.
On a Rwanda safari, the canoe boat or the Boat trip is the most important way to take in order to experience the waters of the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhodo for the perfect sighting.
And if you happen to visit the lakes during the afternoon period or the evening time after carrying out the gorilla trekking or the golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park or a cultural tour from the Iby’iwacu culture village and visiting the Musanze caves then the scenery is breathtaking as the shores of the lakes are more terraced and cultivated with the crops and the volcano slopes do appear green from the far spotting.
On the shores of the twin lakes that is Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, there people do carry out fishing by using the traditional methods where the people engage themselves like in the self-made canoeing that has got the single piece of wood and using the fish nets or the hooks. On the Rwandan safari the tourists can as well participate in the fishing activity at the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera that gives them the best safari experience when carrying out fishing from the twin lakes.
On a Rwanda safari, if a tourist is interested to visit the islands of these twin lakes Ruhondo and Burera then you can carry out a trip on the boat trip or on the canoe ride that makes you to admire the beautiful way how these lakes where formed and why they are called the twin lakes in Rwanda.
On the safari to twin lakes you can as well stay their around the lakes as there are presence of the most comfortable, well facilitated accommodations that keeps the tourists in the clear meaning of nature as they are thinking and dreaming of about the twin lakes that includes the hotels, lodges, restaurants, guest houses and among others while enjoying the serene hospitality and environment around the twin lakes.