Canoeing on twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo Rwanda

Canoeing on twin Lakes

Nothing can be compared to sailing on one of the wonders of Rwanda, the formation of the lakes under the volcanoes provides travelers with insigne views of the volcanoes and with numerous islands that provide perfect birding destinations in the country which allow clients explores all these adventures while canoeing on the lake.

Boat cruises can also be arranged during your stay in the volcanoes national park as the area is 45 minutes drive from the park and an afternoon boat cruise is always perfect for travelers after a gorilla tracking experience.

Lake Bulera and Ruhondo Near volcanoes national park

The deep blue waters are surrounded by steep hills and tall waterfalls with spectacular views of the nearby Virunga volcanoes that provide a very great background. The lakes are seen from the comfortable foyer de charity’s guest House along Lake Ruhondo. The two lakes are divided by a 1 km wide strip of land. The scenery here is great as the shores of the lakes are heavily terraced and well-cultivated with the crops and volcanoes that mud worrying from a distance.

Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are the two most neglected lakes of Rwanda and are so beautiful that are located at the base of the volcano Muhavura and so close to the border with Uganda. These are surrounded by very steep hills and large waterfalls with a backdrop of the Virunga Volcanoes Mountains. The lakes are good to be visited after tracking the gorillas in Ruhengeri. The lakes are close to the gorilla tracking center of Ruhengeri and used to be known as the neglected gems but presently are famous to the tourists.

Enjoy a visit to an island where you will get a boat or the dugout canoe ride to the islands in the lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. Enjoy the scenery and packed lunch at the great island. Discover nature in traditional canoes, the beautiful landscape, wetland habitats, and water.  These have got deep blue waters that are surrounded by high hills. Get to enjoy the submerged waterfalls that beautify volcanoes in a spectacular way. Through the safaris, you will get to discover the unforgettable beauty of Lake Burera, Lake Kivu, and Lake Ruhondo.

What to see and venture in Lake Bulera and Ruhondo

The tours around these lakes make it so possible to adventure the green volcano slopes, the giant volcanoes, and the gorillas. These scenic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo as well as Rugezi swamp are recognized for their excellent water birding chances. Apart from the visit to the lakes, the other safaris in the country include; community-based tourism, village visits, local fishing using the traditional methods, boat cruises.

Best time for Canoeing in Lake Bulera and Ruhondo

Boat cruises and canoeing safaris can be contacted any time of the day but the most spectacular views of the volcanoes have proven to appear in the morning hours after the sun has risen above the clouds allowing clients the great opportunity of photographing the volcanoes and also abundant birdlife is seen in the morning as they actively feeding on fish and other insects in the shores of the Lake.



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