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The Twin Lakes in Rwanda

Discover the magical scenery of Rwanda's twin lakes - Rwanda Safari News

As far as natural beauty goes, I have yet to find a place in Rwanda that beats the loveliness of these Twin Lakes in Rwanda.

They are referred to as the twin lakes because they are interconnected at a point where one lake pours water into the other.

The secret behind this undefined magic of the Twin Lakes in Rwanda is how a lake flows into another lake. As it happens, Lake Burera is about 150 meters higher than Lake Ruhondo. These lovely breathtaking lakes are located at the base of Mt. Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo.

Putting the caves, Kigali city, mountain climbing, Canopy walk, chimpanzee trekking safaris Rwanda, Rwanda gorilla trekking safari activities aside, Rwanda’s twin lakes; Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are a must-see on your safari Rwanda.

When you add a visit to these lakes to your Rwanda safari itinerary, you are bound to take a boat cruise so you can visit the different islands of the lakes.

In the middle of these two lakes, there are islands with inhabitants whose primary occupation is fishing. As part of your adventure, you will meet fisher mongers carrying out fishing, and other local people canoeing to their gardens in the nearby villages.

Visitors who are not interested in boat safaris along the lake can engage in Nature walks and bird watching in the hills surrounding the lakes.

What To See While At The Twins Lakes

The lakes offer tourists a beautiful view of the landscape, wetland habitat, water birds, Virunga volcanoes, local communities, and attractions in the neighboring Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A boat ride on the fresh waters of Rwanda’s twin lakes is a complement to gorilla safaris in Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park, cultural visits, bird watching a volcano hiking which together make a complete Rwanda safari package.

How Rewarding Is The Boat Ride Along The Lakes?

Interestingly the two lakes have islands which can be visited by boat. A stand at one of the islands is good for photography and sightseeing.

The canoe ride rewards travelers with a breath of fresh air, and spectacular views of the green vegetation and can spot some little birds on some islands and along the shores of the lake.

The Lake Boat cruise gives travelers an opportunity to spot many water birds such as herons, kingfishers, cormorants, darters, hammerkops, stalks, and cranes among many others. A pair of binoculars and a bird book are handy for bird lovers interested in Rwanda birding safaris.

Fortunately, these lakes are also free from dangerous water animals like crocodiles which assure travelers of their safety on the waters.

During the boat cruise, travelers also get a chance to interact with local people riding as they cross to their gardens situated on the islands or across the lake.

The lakes are fishing grounds and this makes them good for fishing safaris in Rwanda.

The lakes are usually visited as an additional activity after a gorilla trekking Safari Rwanda.

A proper view of the two twin lakes requires an aerial view however, Virunga Lodge gives many visitors a good view of the twin lakes.

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