1 Day Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo Tour

Overview of 1 Day Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo

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 waterfall 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 activity.

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 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 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 south east ward where it joins Akanyaru River to form Akagera River.

Rates Per Person


Solo $270
2 people $235
3 people $198
4 people $185
5 people $150
6 people $130
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Tour Itinerary

  1.  As you pass along the Northern Province to reach Ruhondo lake, you will enjoy the revitalizing views and landscapes of the Country of a Thousand Hills. When the sky is clear, enjoy lunch with the view of Muhabura volcano. Head back to Kigali via the Northern province’s Musanze town.

    • 06h30 – 07h00: Pick-up and leave Kigali by Universal ventures Rwanda Tours guide to drive 3 hours approx.
    • 10h30-12h30: Reaching Ruhondo lake, a boat will take you for a water trip around in the lake.
    • 12h30-14h30: Back from the boat trip, enjoy a waterside lunch at My Hill Eco lodge in Ruhondo.

    Head back to Kigali via Musanze town

    • 14h30-18h00: Drive back to Kigali city.
    • Along the way in Musanze: Stop-over at Migano Cafefor leg stretching and a cup of coffee (or another drink).

    Arrival in Kigali city around 18h30.

    End Of Tour



  • 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 & Anything not explicitly mentioned.

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