2 Days 1 Nights Enchanting Twin Lakes Getaway: Camping on Ile de Cyuza, Musanze from USD 1,486


Looking for the perfect weekend getaway from Kigali? Look no further than the enchanting twin lakes of Musanze. With breathtaking accommodations like the Virunga Lodge, Foyer de Charitie, and Ruhondo Beach Resort, you'll be spoilt for choice. However, my personal favorite is the unforgettable experience of camping on Ile de Cyuza, right in the heart of Lake Burera. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, this unique island camping adventure offers tranquility and seclusion like no other. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance, unwind amidst nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Discover the magic of Lake Burera's Ile de Cyuza for an extraordinary escape. ️


Day 1: Arrival and Exploration of Lake Bulera


  • Arrive in Musanze, Rwanda, and transfer to Lake Bulera, one of the twin lakes.
  • Set up camp on Ile de Cyuza, a picturesque island in Lake Bulera where you'll spend the night.
  • Enjoy a packed breakfast as you settle into your campsite and take in the breathtaking surroundings.

Mid-Morning to Afternoon:

  • Embark on a guided exploration of Ile de Cyuza, hiking along its trails and taking in panoramic views of Lake Bulera and the surrounding hills.
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna from your guide and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the island.
  • Take a refreshing swim in Lake Bulera's crystal-clear waters or try your hand at fishing (optional activity, equipment may be provided).


  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on Ile de Cyuza, savoring the flavors of Rwandan cuisine amidst the natural beauty of the island.

Afternoon to Evening:

  • Spend the afternoon at leisure, relaxing in your campsite or exploring more of Ile de Cyuza.
  • As the sun begins to set, gather around a campfire on the shores of Lake Bulera, sharing stories and enjoying the peaceful ambiance.
  • Dinner will be prepared over the campfire, featuring grilled meats, vegetables, and other campfire delights.

Day 2: Exploration of Lake Ruhondo and Departure


  • Wake up early to catch the sunrise over Lake Bulera, capturing stunning photos of the morning light reflecting off the water.
  • Enjoy breakfast at your campsite, savoring the last moments of your camping experience on Ile de Cyuza.

Mid-Morning to Afternoon:

  • Pack up your campsite and prepare for departure from Ile de Cyuza.
  • Transfer by boat to the mainland and continue your journey to Lake Ruhondo, the second of the twin lakes.
  • Upon arrival at Lake Ruhondo, embark on a scenic hike along its shores, taking in the majestic views of the lake and surrounding landscape.


  • Have a packed lunch on the shores of Lake Ruhondo, enjoying the tranquility of this beautiful natural setting.


  • Explore more of Lake Ruhondo, perhaps taking a boat ride to explore its hidden coves and islands (optional activity, subject to availability).
  • Visit a local village near Lake Ruhondo to learn about the community's way of life and interact with villagers.
  • Depart from Lake Ruhondo in the late afternoon and transfer back to Musanze.


  • Arrive back in Musanze and conclude your enchanting twin lakes getaway.
  • If time allows, explore Musanze town or visit nearby attractions before departing for your next destination.
  • Departure from Musanze or continue your journey in Rwanda, carrying with you memories of your unforgettable camping experience on the twin lakes.


  • 1. Lunch
  • 2. Dinner
  • 3. Breakfast
  • 4. Camping
  • 5. Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 6. Private transportation
  • 7. Air Port pick up and transfers
  • 8. Driver, Fuel, Guides, Porters and Rangers
  • 9. Site permits and entrance fees
  • 10. Entry/Admission - Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • 11. Entry/Admission - Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo

  • Exclusions

  • 1. Beers
  • 2. Personal expenses

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