5 Days Burundi Tour, Bujumbura capital city,Rusizi National park,Lake Tanganyika,Rusizi River,Karera falls ,Gitega gishora,Rububu national park,Kigwena Reserves, Rumonge fishermen,Source of River Nile.
Arrival for this 5 Days Bujumbura-Burundi Expedition will be at Bujumbura, then have a half day tour in Bujumbura and explore cultural diversities of Bujumbura town. Visit Rusizi National park after wards and undertake a boat cruise to view herds of hippos and birds as well as the joining point between Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika.
You will then visit the source of River Nile and the Karera waterfalls; and also enjoy the magnificent tea plantations and the landscapes. On this safari, you will do Gitega – Gishora tour which is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi, and the town of Gitega which is the second largest town of the country, with much colonial architecture.
Gitega also hosts the national museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections. You will visit Ruvubu national park accommodating wild hippos, buffalos, monkeys, antilopes and more than 423 species of birds and beautiful vegetation. You will also have a tour to Kigwena reserves, Rumonge fishermen for a walk in the forest in order to search for flora and fauna including the monkeys, chimpanzees, owls and the baboons.
Itinerary in Summary
Day 1: Arrival in Bujumbura.
Day 2: Visit to the source of Nile / Waterfalls.
Day 3: Gitega - Ruvubu National Park
Day 4: Kigwena Reserves - Rumonge Fishermen Day 5: Airport Transfer
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Transport throughout the tour
- Full-board Accommodation
- Experience Driver Guide
- Attractions and Activities charges
- Bottled water
- Anything not added on the itinerary!
Day 1: Arrival in Bujumbura.
You will have a half day tour in Bujumbura, and a cultural safari around Bujumbura in the morning. You will visit Rusizi national park where a possible boat cruise in Rusizi river can let you explore Hippos, Birds and the joining point between Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika. The Belvedere climb offers a nice view of Bujumbura city, independence hero monument. You will also visit explorer’s memorial; a huge rock in the suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between Stanley and Livingstone.
Then dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel.
Day 2 : Visit to the source of Nile/waterfalls.
Have breakfast and you will take the direction of the source of falls, and then Karera waterfalls. You will enjoy the magnificent tea plantations and the land scapes. All these make you carry your camera ready for the photos. Then later, visit waterfalls and after drive to Gitega. This is the second town and colonial capital of Burundi. You will also visit Gitega national Museum with its collection of art facts, Gitega city administrative offices, catholic location of Mushasha and its also different schools.
You will visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora. This is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi. The site also houses two ritual drums that were never beaten – Ruciteme and Murimirwa. The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and also refer to fertility, characteristic of king. You will then visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora in order to relive the cultural tradition of Burundi. Have lunch at Gitega city and after, tour the city.
This is the second largest town of the country recently became the political capital; with much colonial architecture. It also hosts the national museum with its ethnographic and archeological collections. Then dinner and overnight at Orange or Helena Hotel.
Day 3: Gitega_Ruvubu National Park
Have breakfast and then drive to Ruvubu national park. Along the way you will contemplate the beautiful landscapes of the central plateau of the country. You will see buffalos, monkeys, antilopes, birds and beautiful vegetation. You will eat lunch in Gitega at Orange or Helena Hotel. Then later drive to Bujumbura for overnight at club du lac Hotel.
Day 4: Kigwena reserves - Rumonge fishermen.
Have breakfast and after drive to Kigwena national park for a walk in the forest in order to search for its flora and fauna including; Chimpanzees, numerous species of Monkeys and baboons. You will visit springs water at Mugara; an attractive spot to tourists for it's believed to be the source of healing. You will have lunch at Blue bay and beach relaxation.
Then drive back to Bujumbura for dinner and overnight at Club Du lac Tanganyika Hotel.
Day 5: Airport transfer.
End of Safari with Ultimate Wild Safaris
"Having had three amazing trips arranged by Ultimate Wild Safaris, there was never any doubt that my partner and I would arrange our fourth trip with them. This trip we spent time at the Bujumbura capital city,Lake Tanganyika,Rusizi River, ,Gitega gishora, Rububu national park,Kigwena Reserves, Rumonge fishermen,Source of River Nile. I was driven through Uganda and lastly Burundi."