5 Day Ultimate Burundi Safari

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Safari Overview

5 Day Ultimate Burundi Safaris an extraordinary safari package aimed at exploring the wonders of Burundi with one of Africa’s top safari experts from Wilderness Explorers Africa pioneers planning exclusive journeys by design into Africa’s less-traveled destinations.

Safari Highlights

  • National park visits
  • Source of the Nile Burundi
  • Mount Heha
  • Gishora drum sanctuary
  • Bujumbura city tour

Detailed Itinerary

The 5 Day Ultimate Burundi Safari is well planned and designed to allow you a little more time to discover the highlights of a real Burundi adventure.

Day 1: Arrival in Bujumbura

Arrival in Bujumbura, transfer to Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika or Safari Gate Hotel for overnight

Lunch: Not Applicable

Overnight: Safari gate Hotel

Activity: Not applicable

Day 2: Mount Heha, Source of the Nile and Rusizi National Park

At 8:00, pick up at the Hotel and transfer to Rusizi NP for a boat trip to explore closer the hippos and birds in Rusizi River then drive to Mount Heha, the Burundi highest mountain. Afterward, continue to the source of Nile and drive back to Bujumbura for overnight at your Safari Gate Hotel or Club du Lac Tanganyika.

Lunch: Packed lunch

Overnight: safari gate hotel

Activity: mount Heha, Source of the Nile Burundi, Rusizi National Park

Day 3: Kiganda royal grounds and Gishora drum sanctuary

After breakfast, transfer to Kiganda royal grounds, one of the historical sanctuaries containing all details about signing the Treaty between Germans and King Mwezi Gisabo who was the traditional ruler during that colonial era. After, drive to Gishora drum sanctuary for a cultural experience and drum performance before driving back to Bujumbura.

Lunch: Packed Lunch

Overnight: safari gate hotel

Activity: Gishora drum sanctuary

Day 4: Inangurire caves and Teza tea plantation

At 8:00 A.M, pick up at the hotel and transfer to Kibira National Park to visit the “Grottes Inangurire”. Located near the summit of Mount Teza, the 2 caves are around 20m apart and one below the other. Continue the visit to Teza tea plantations. The magnificent landscapes will make you carry your camera ready for pictures. Return to Bujumbura and drop off at your Hotel.

Lunch: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Safari Gate hotel

Activity: Kibira national park

Day 5: Short Bujumbura city tour

After breakfast: Visit ARFIC, the coffee processing factory in Bujumbura. Coffee and tea are the main export products and sources of income for Burundi. During your visit, you will go through the coffee processing steps until the final product. A cup of coffee will be offered on the spot and you can buy coffee right from there. After ARFIC visits, drive around the city to the handcraft’s village “Chez Natalie” to buy some souvenirs for friends.

Lunch: At the lodge

Overnight: Not Applicable

Activity: Bujumbura city tour and departure

What’s included?

  • 4 nights in Safari gate hotel
  • All entrance fees
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Airport transfers

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips

When to book the safari package?

Ensure you book this safari at least 3 weeks in advance due to the delay in the transfer of funds between banks and also giving us more time to plan your adventurous safari holiday.

Best Time to Travel

All year round but the best seasons are from May to September and from December to February.

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