Rusizi National Park

Rusizi National Park Burundi

The National Park is the most popular and sought-after Burundi tourist attraction and is located in the north-west of Bujumbura the main capital.

The park is divided into two parts; the larger part lies on the eastern bank of Rusizi river whereas the smaller part forms the delta at the entrance point of Lake Tanganyika Tourists will enjoy a lot in this park as they can explore various unique species of flora and fauna and the environment also supports the existence of these unique species. Wildlife species in Rusizi National Park include hippopotamus, antelopes, and monkeys along with numerous species of beautiful birds

Size of Rusizi National Park

Located northwest of Bujumbura the national park covers an estimated area of 65 square kilometers and is famous for river Rusizi that pours its water into lake Tanganyika forming a delta that is habitat to hippos and Nile crocodiles

Location of Rusizi National Park

Rusizi national park is a nature reserve in Burundi, next to the Rusizi River. It is 15 km north of the city of Bujumbura and home to hippopotamuses and Sitatunga. Gustave the Nile crocodile rumored to have killed 300 lives people also reside in the park

How to get to Rusizi National Park

Surprisingly this might be one of the easiest national parks to reach from the main capital the park is located 10 kilometers northwest of Bujumbura and the drives takes just less than 30 minutes from the main capital and this is just like Nairobi national park in Kenya.

Things to do in Rusizi National Park

Great place to have fun while in Burundi and being close to the main capital access is really easy and you can visit any time of the day to see hippos and the abundant wildlife near the shores of the river. The following activities can be done in the park


Bird watching tours can be contacted in the delta area and a pretty good number of water birds can be seen in the excursion

Boat safaris

Boat cruises to see the hippos and enjoy sunset cruises on river Rusizi can be arranged and please contact us today for more information


Anglers can dip their hooks in the water as they enjoy an ice-cold drink as they float along the backs of the rivers

When to visit Rusizi National Park

Its location too close to the main capital makes it really accessible all year round and of course, rainy seasons can significantly affect your experience but it really does not require a lot of preparations to visit the national park

Where to stay in Rusizi National Park

Clients will stay in Bujumbura and just drive to the park and do activities after you return back for overnight and some of the lodges you can look out for include Kangaroo hotel Bujumbura, Hotel Club Du Lac Tanganyika.

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