30 Sep In the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
The home of Elephant Hab Lodge is also the home of 52 crater lakes in Uganda. You won’t find these lakes anywhere in Africa except in Ruburizi, a few metres from Elephant Hab Lodge. Let’s make your African expedition worthwhile with a trip through these crater lakes that, each one of them, have a story that will blow you away.
Come and meet our twin lakes, Lake Katinda and Lake Mirambi. Katinda is believed to be a female lake and Mirambi is a male lake. These are the only lakes with a gender. Stand at the shores of these intertwined lakes and marvel at the beauty of Uganda.
There are other lakes like Lake Kyema, Lake Kamweru and Lake Rutoto, which is believed to be the deepest lake in Africa. Behind Kichwamba trading centre at the beckoning of Lake Edward and Lake George which are conjoined to Kazinga Channel, lies the invisible Lake Kibwana.
This is a home of African hippos. South of Lake Kibwana lies other twin lakes of Nyamusingiri and Kyasanduka. Don’t miss hundreds of bird species while you visit these lakes. Let’s take you further and explore more crater lakes like Lake Mafuro (that has no shoreline), Lake Rwijongo, Lake Nyanza Ebiri (the twin lakes) and Lake Mugogo.
These crater lakes were formed from vulcanicity and have since remained over the years, offering the region with spectacular views and mindblowing stories. If you’re into camping, we shall take you to Lake Nkuruba with its breathing views. Here, you’ll take part in adventurous activities like nature walks to neighboring lakes. Each lake has a story that will blow your mind.
Don’t miss Mahoma Falls that’s a habitat for various primate species that include vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and blue monkeys, et al.
Notably, don’t miss the most popular crate lake called Lake Rutoto, formerly called Lake Nkugute. Lake Rutoto has mind-boggling facts. It’s shaped like the map of Africa and believed to be the deepest lake in Africa. All this is only found in Rubirizi, a few metres from Elephant Hab Lodge.
An adventure through the 52 crater lakes won’t leave you the same. For the researchers, this is the best place to visit. Gather as much data and information as possible. The locals here will tell you information you will never find anywhere.
More crater lakes in this area include the false lakes known as Lake Nziranga and Lake Kisanga that are covered by papyrus. There are also Lake Kamweru and Lake Kyema that harbor shocking information. Also, don’t miss Lake Kamunzuku, the transparent lake, with its sparkling waters.
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