Twin Lakes Experience

Akagera National Park, Rwanda




Looking forward to a fun well planned visit to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo? African Travellers ltd plan the best tours and vacations all around Rwanda and East Africa. Our services are offered in both economy and mid-range tour packages where we accommodate your budget. We work to serve both our local and international tourists to the best of their interests. The lakes are located between Musanze District and the Ugandan boarder.


The two lakes are only 600 meters away from each other and interconnected in a way that one pours its water into the other thus named the twin lakes. The lakes are scenic and provide a very beautiful and photogenic serene view. They are surrounded by mountains and a very charming forest. The surrounding area is of farmed hills that overlook the lakes, here you can undertake nature walks and birdwatching. You can also go sightseeing by taking a boat trip along the dark blue waters of the twin lakes and enjoy a breath of fresh air. The lakes are also fishing grounds giving you an opportunity to go fishing and experience Rwanda’s traditional fishing methods such as using self-made canoes consisting of one piece of wood and the use of hooks and fish nets. You may also take a tour on the islands in these lakes and interact with the locals who are mainly farmers and get to learn of their culture and day to day lives.

An overstay and night stay around the lake is possible due to the presence of many guesthouses, lodges and restaurants, with great hospitality, around the lake. A visit to the lakes can be done at any time throughout the year.


  • Accommodation
  • Meals:  breakfasts, lunches
  • Private Transport: 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Driver and Fuel
  • Porters and Rangers
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances fees  ( Where Applicable)
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Site permits
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Beers and Hotel

Tour Amenities

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

Tour Plan

Day 1: Twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo

Stop At: Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Rwanda

Lake Ruhondo and Burera usually referred to as the Twin Lakes are the hidden gems of Rwanda and a must-stop if you plan a tour in the gorilla's volcanoes park. The scenic lake cruise offers magnificent views of the thousand hills of Rwanda and the Virunga Mountains. The tour also gives you a chance to explore different beautiful bird species and watch the local fishermen at work.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ruhondo, Ruhondo, Musanze District, Northern Province

There is a fun community-based tour near the twin lakes which offer a wonderful nature hike and village walk. The tour is an opportunity to meet local farmers and understand their culture and history.

Duration: 2 hours

Day 2: A visit to Musanze Cave

There are 52 caves in the Northern Province with 15.2km of cave passages, most of which are developed from Cenozoic volcanic rocks.

The longest cave in Rwanda is called Ubuvumo Bwibihonga, a multi-level system of parallel lava tubes.

The Musanze Cave is 2km long and the most frequently visited. It is on the Innes University grounds and lies in the volcanic region dating back 65 million years, where the lava flows contributed to the Albertine Rift Valley. The cave is part of the lava basaltic layers from the Bisoke and Sabyinyo volcanoes.

Day 3. Beekeeping tour 

A visit to the beekeeping sites in Gakenke and Rulindo districts in the northern provinces to see how bees are kept and honey is harvested traditionally. You will be able to taste the local honey on your tour.

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