Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Ruhengeri

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#6 of 10 in Nature in Rwanda
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Great birding on and around the lake (the former of which is best done via canoe, especially with Kingfisher Journeys); peaceful and relaxing, with beautiful views of the volcanoes; and a few good... 
    Great birding on and around the lake (the former of which is best done via canoe, especially with Kingfisher Journeys); peaceful and relaxing, with beautiful views of the volcanoes; and a few good...  more »
  • I found it on Google maps, Gervais collected us from the Hydro electric plant and took us on his boat to his wonderful hotel/restaurant. Fresh fish (caught from the lake), was pretty amazing, and the....  more
    I found it on Google maps, Gervais collected us from the Hydro electric plant and took us on his boat to his wonderful hotel/restaurant. Fresh fish (caught from the lake), was pretty amazing, and the....  more »
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  • Very wonderful weather at the gates of the National Volcanoes Park.
  • Very beautiful lake in the northwest of Rwanda. Great for some hiking trips around the shore. Please note, that the area is a very remote place. There is no infrastructure like shops etc. You have to get that before from Musanze town. Then you get a taxi car from Musanze town to the power plant at the shore of lake Ruhondo. I don't recommend taking a motorcycle taxi for that route because of the bumpy road and the fast and dangerous driving of the motorcycle drivers. At the power plant you can take a boat ride to a destination around the lake. Make sure that you have hired a boat ahead of time because usually, there wouldn't be waiting one for you, there. Before you do any swimming in the lake you should research about bilharzia parasites. There could be a possibility of getting such a disease by having contact with the lake water (some sources say there are parasites in the lake, some say there aren't). If you risk it nevertheless, then do it away from the shoreline because the parasite is usually located near the shores of lakes.

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