Located on the outskirts of Musanze are two large twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo found close to the Ruhengeri gorilla tracking center in Rwanda dotted with small villages setup at the base of the Muhabura range, one of the five Virunga volcanoes. The beautiful blue waters of Lake Burera and Ruhondo combined with the superb scenery of the surrounding mountains and the friendly local people has transformed this destination into a relaxation spot for most tourists after they have finished tracking gorillas in Volcanoe park.
A canoe ride to the islands is quick way to get marvel at the beauty of the lakes, mountain back drops, swirling water birds plus the heavily terraced hills which are always occupied by farmers during the rainy season. Watch fishermen draw their nets in the evening or even better, you can go over and ask them a few questions about their life and future ambitions.
Book accommodation in Ruhengeri’s Virunga lodge located strategically on the ridge above Lake Burera offering incredible views of the twin lakes or the much cheaper Foyer de Chariete located on the shores of Lake Ruhondo . Enjoy an extra day in the Virungas in the best way possible by relaxing on the shores, swimming or fishing on the famous Rwanda twin lakes.