Rwanda’s twin lake of Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo, located within Musanze district at the base of the Mount Muhabura a walk away from the Volcanoes National Park, are the popular and most visited twin lakes by most tourists. Named as twin lakes because they are situated in the same areas and their physical connection, the twin lakes were formed as a result of volcanic eruption of Virunga Massif sharing a combined surface area of 2800 hectares of land. It’s believed that the two lakes were formed after volcanic glaciers from the erupted volcanoes blocked river Nyabarongo that was flowing towards the northern part of Rwanda.

They are also examples of the lava dammed lakes in east Africa related to the story of their formation. The lake waters look green due to the green vegetation that encloses these water bodies which make it more magical. The lakes offer tourists a beautiful view of landscape, wetland habitat, and water birds, Virunga volcanoes, local communities and attractions in the neighboring Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Boat cruise experience on Twin Lake

A boat ride on the fresh waters of Rwanda twin lakes is a complement to gorilla and golden monkey safaris in Volcanoes national park, cultural visits, bird watching safaris and volcano hiking safaris which together make a complete Rwanda safari package. The canoe ride also rewards travelers with a breath of fresh air spectacular views of the green vegetation and some little birds like cinnamon breasted beef eater, common moorhen, paradise fly catchers, and stonechat, grey throated tit, long crested eagle, African marsh harrier and many more. Fortunately, the lakes are free from dangerous water animals like crocodiles which assure travelers of their safety on the waters. Also, travelers get a chance to interact with local people also riding as they cross to their gardens. It’s such an interesting activity no traveler should miss.

What experience on Islands of two lakes.

They have greatly favored photography. The lakes can be visited either in the morning or in the afternoon. For any inquiry regarding Twin Lake visit in Rwanda, do not hesitate to contact Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris or Beyond Kigali City Tours, they will design a trip around you, to match your interests, tastes and budget, and created with an absolute commitment to quality.