The Nyakanuye hot springs also known as Bugarama hot springs are situated about 60 km from Cyangugu by road and about 241km by road to Kigali City. The Hot Springs are located at the base of a limestone quarry a few km from the Cimerwa Cement Factory. at the start point of the trail, is a path that leads to a small well with very hot water. The temperature of the hot springs is high enough to boil eggs.
The local enjoy swimming in the warm water and drinking water from the hot springs as they believe that the water heals various ailments. The hot springs are the home of a very rare and beautiful species of water lilly known as Nymphaea Thermarum.
Benefits of the Hot Spring
- Nyakabuye Hotspring is a Tourist attractions.
- The water has been scientifically proven to heal muscle disorders and numerous other diseases.
- These springs have been found to contain minerals like sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium sulphate, calcium sulphate, calcium phosphate, magnesium chloride and others in varying amounts. These minerals are known to contain medicinal values.