The outskirts of Musanze are home to Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera, two large lakes dotted with small villages and accessed via a network of undeveloped dirt roads. The scenery here is breathtaking as the shores of the lakes are heavily terraced and cultivated with crops, and the Virunga volcanoes loom ominously in the distance.

While Ruhondo and Burera are not officially set up for tourism, you can easily have a do-it-yourself adventure here, especially if you have your own transport and are able to arrange a lake trip with a local fisherman.