Twin Lakes Tour

Twin Lakes, Burera - Ruhondo


10 days

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The remarkable Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo near Musanze in Northern Rwanda, are separated only by a 1km strip of land. They provide hydro-electric power to the surrounding communities.

The breath-taking scenery from the volcanoes, reveals what few people are given the chance to see in their lifetimes.

From 1 to 3 days of riding or hiking around the shores of the lakes, breathing their pure air, witness a variety of birds from the nearby forests, and see local farmers harvesting their current crop. The whole tour takes place in the shadow of Five Magnificent Volcanoes: home to the World-Famous Mountain Gorillas.


The twin lakes area is very scenic, with steep and intensively farmed hills surrounding the pristine dark blue waters. They offer magnificent views over the whole of the Virunga Volcanoes (weather permitting). Walking and birdwatching are possible in the hills and at some points around the lakes, but due to the very steep character of the landscape most visitors prefer to drive up the small track leading to a lodge situated on the top of the hill overlooking both lakes to enjoy the scenery and have a refreshing drink.


  • Pick and Drop Services
  • 1 Meal Per Day
  • Cruise Dinner & Music Event
  • Visit 7 Best Places in the City With Group
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Food & Drinks
  • Tickets

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

At Lake Ruhondo visitors can hire a boat to go on a scenic lake cruise and have an opportunity to spot many waterbirds such as herons, kingfishers, cormorants, darters, hammerkops, stalks, cranes etc. A pair of binoculars and a bird book is handy.

The twin lakes are located about an hour by car from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. They can be reached by driving on good tarmac roads south to Musanze and then back north towards Cyanika or alternatively along a picturesque small dirt road that follows the contour of the Volcanoes Range.


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