Lake Rwihinda (birds lake), is seen as the principal attraction of the region. It is the mostly recommended for nature lovers and birdwatchers, amateurs or professionals.
The lake Rwihinda is situated in Kirundo commune nearby the famous hills of Shinge and Rugero (1596m of altitude), and it covers an area of 425hectares. It is an inland lake and distinguishes itself from the rest of the lakes by its physionomy that comprises an islet around which tourists can navigate in dugout canoes.
Depending on the visitors, the attraction of the lake does not only lie in its spectacular natural aspect, but also the dugout itself is an element of tourist attraction for it recalls the ancient times in addition to its magical sound produced at the contact with the water-lilies scattered on the surface of the still water.
Beside Lake Rwihinda , birdwatchers are also recommended to visit Rusizi National Park which is just not far from Bujumbura city center ,easil and cheap to access.