Wildlife Species of Burundi

Wildlife Species of Burundi

Most of the country is savannah grassland. There is little forest left; Burundi is one of the most eroded and deforested countries in all of tropical Africa. Of the remaining trees, the most common are eucalyptus, acacia, fig, and oil palms along the lake shores wildlife was abundant before the region became agricultural  leading to massive habitat loss and hence destroying much of the Wildlife Habitat in the small central African country

In Lake Tanganyika, there is a great variety of fish, including the Nile perch, freshwater sardines, and rare tropical specimens. Most of the 133 fish species in Lake Tanganyika are found nowhere else in the world.

There are extremely few protected areas left in Burundi and some of the highly recognised ones include the Kibira national park which is an extension of Nyungwe forest in Rwanda and Rusizi national park which is home to hippos and crocodiles located pretty close to Bujumbura the main capital of Burundi.

  • African buffalo
  • Sitatunga
  •  Defassa waterbuck
  •  Lichtenstein heartbeest
  • Topi
  • Impala
  • Oribi
  • Klipspringer
  • Grey duicker
  • Chimpanzees
  • Baboons
  • Rare golden monkeys
  • Black and white colobus
  • Hippopotamus
  • Crocodile
  • Vervet monkey
  • Red colobus monkey
  • Blue monkey
  • Senegal bushbaby
  • Leopard
  • Lion

Best time to see wildlife species of Burundi

With slightly higher altitude Burundi receives massive rainfalls in the rain season and travellers planning to travel to Burundi should consider travelling in the dry season mainly targeting the end of the rain season

December and May are perfect months for wildlife viewing and birding safaris however travellers can still visit any time of the year and due to limited travel services travellers must ensure they book safaris with a Tour operator instead of direct booking as this may result into poor arrangements made hence creating less service delivery and bad experience during your holiday.

Why you must book your Burundi holiday with us?

Wilderness Explorers Africa has been on top of arranging Exclusive journeys by design to some of Africa’s hard to reach areas like some of the undiscovered rain forest in the central African including the eastern democratic republic of Congo which is home to eastern, western and Mountain gorillas, Cameroon which has had cross-river Gorilla family captured on camera in Mbe mountains bordering Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville which is accessible for travellers visiting Odzala Kokoua national park for western lowland gorillas, Somalia being war thorn area for a long time now still have an incredible history to tell in Mogadishu and Libya so our expertise and local experience is what you need while planning a safari in Africa.

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