Not far from Ruhengeri you find the magnificent lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Closer to the gorilla's home, Lakes Burera and Ruhondo are real gems you must not miss.Their deep blue water is surrounded by high hills. From these come immense waterfalls that decorate volcanoes in a spectacular way. Through splendid excursions in the "land of a thousand hills", you discover unforgettable beauty, sublime colors and a fantastic universe of Lakes Burera, Ruhondo and Kivu where many merry children burst into laughter.

Excursions around these lakes make it possible to explore the green volcano slopes, the giant volcanoes, the last heaven for mountain gorillas. Strong feelings and magic places that take your breath! The scenic and photogenic Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo and the nearby Rugezi Swamp are recognized for their excellent water-birding opportunities. Within the area, there are a number of community-based tourism tours on offer, such as Village visit, Agri-production plants, ethno-botany tour or even local fishing using traditional methods; or simply sit back and take-in the breathtaking scenery of the area.

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