Twin lakes in Rwanda
Twin lakes in Rwanda Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are the attractive twin lakes in Rwanda, that you can see on a Rwanda safari, these two lakes do border one another that’s why they are called the twin lakes, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo have the beautiful scenery and located at the base of Mount Muhabura, and they situated close to Volcanoes national park. Twin lakes are only separated by 1 kilometer wide, and one lake pours into the other, and the two lakes covers and an area of 2,800 hectares.
Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo were formed by means of the volcanic activity after the volcanic eruption that took place in the northern part of Rwanda on Mount Muhabura, of which mount Muhabura is today known as a dormant volcano that surrounds the twin lakes. These lakes were born from the river Nyabarongo that is the country’s largest river that is when the lava that flowed from the volcano blocked the way the river’s water flow that formed these two lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Infact Nyabarongo river goes beyond and flows the east way to join the Akanyau river they forms Akagera river that is found in Akagera national park.
Twin lakes in Rwanda are the greatest attractions that you should not miss minus spotting on a Rwanda safari as you are heading to Volcanoes National Park. It’s the best place where you can explore and take the stunning photos at the point, as these waters are blue with the back ground of the volcanic mountains, the forested land, the waterfall in the distance, this is most incredible Rwanda’s perfect natural destination that offers you the super cool photos.
On the lakes it becomes rewarding if you happen do boat cruise to the several points of the lakes where you enjoy the cool breeze and having the endless viewing of the landscape, also you can enjoy the canoeing that these are the locally dug canoes that you can hire and paddle your way to the beautiful islands of the twin lakes while identifying the different lakes features.
Twin lakes in Rwanda are best seen or visited either during the morning hours to enjoy the sunrise or in the afternoon and spending the entire evening while doing the different and unique Rwanda safari activities at the lakes. After your long day’s day safari in Volcanoes national park either carrying out gorillas trekking or golden monkey trekking you can come at the twin lakes and enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature.
Canoeing on the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo can be done either for the full day where you can spend 3 to 8 hours floating on the lake thus having the best safari moments while adventuring the nature. Also you can go further and explore other places for the canoeing safaris in Rwanda on your safari where you can connect to River Mukungwa that is close to the Volcanoes national park which as well offers you the canoeing experience.
Tourists also carry out fishing activity from the twin lakes but this needs you to first get a permit and from their you join the locals that live around the lakes and enjoy the activity and this is where you experience the handmade canoe boat that is made off one single wood and the local fish hooks and the fishing nets. That give you everlasting safari memories.
Visiting the twin lakes there is no need of you to get worried about where you are going to sleep but there are various accommodation facilities around the near twin lakes, and also another option for you is that you can go back to Volcanoes national park to your hotel where you can stay for the night with the good water safari memories of the twin lakes of Rwanda.
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