6 Days Best of Burundi Safari

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Safari Overview

Check out our 6 days best of Burundi safari that will give you full rights to exploring the unique tourist attractions of Burundi, the safari will cover a wide range of activities from Bujumbura to the source of the Nile Burundi and the Gitega the second largest city of Burundi.

Safari Highlights

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Bujumbura city tour
  • Kigwena nature reserve
  • Gitega and Gishora drum sanctuary
  • Source of the Nile

Detailed Itinerary

Below is a suggested travel plan in detail on where you’re unique Burundi safari will take you as you explore the country’s potential in tourism.

Day 1: Arrival at Bujumbura International Airport

Upon arrival at Bujumbura International Airport, you will be received by our representative and transfer to the hotel for Overnight and relaxation.

Lunch: Not applicable

Overnight: Hotel du lac Tanganyika

Activities: Not applicable

Day 2: Bujumbura City Tour

Half-day tour in Bujumbura, Cultural Tour of Bujumbura Morning, we visit Rusizi national park where a possible boat tour in Rusizi river can let you explore closer the hippo, numerous birds and the joining point between Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika; Belvedere Climb offering a nice view of Bujumbura city, Independence hero monument.

After you will visit explorer’s memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Stanley and Livingstone.

Lunch: Hotel du lac Tanganyika

Overnight: Hotel du lac Tanganyika

Activities: Bujumbura city tour

Day 3: Source of the Nile and Karera Falls

After breakfast, we take the direction to the Source of Nile, and then Karera waterfalls. On our route, magnificent tea plantations and landscapes will make you carry your camera ready for pictures.

After Karera waterfalls, drive to Gitega, the second town, and colonial capital of Burundi. Visit of Gitega National Museum with its collection of artifacts, Gitega city administrative offices, Catholic location of Mushasha and its different schools, Overnight at Orange or Helena Hotel.

Lunch: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Hotel du lac Tanganyika

Activity: Source of the Nile Burundi and Karera falls

Day 4: Gitega – Gishora

After breakfast visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora’ Gishora is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi. Gishora is perched on the top of a hill at 7km from the urban center of Gitega The site Gishora also houses two ritual drums that were never beaten: Ruciteme (the one for whom we clear the forest) and Murimirwa (the one for whom we cultivate). The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and refer clearly to the fertility, characteristic of the king. We have also ordinary drums which the Batimbo could beat on special occasions of the country.

Visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora to relive the cultural tradition of Burundi which is becoming scarcer. The site recreates an architectural complex of a Royal palace, rarely found elsewhere in the country. Get there a lot of information will be provided by Mr. Antime who has traveled a lot of countries across the world exhibiting the image of Burundi with his drum.
Here drummers’ performance can be watched. Lunch at Gitega city. After lunch, visit the city. Gitega is the second largest town in the country, with its typical colonial architecture. It hosts the National Museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections.

Lunch: Gitega

Overnight: Hotel du lac Tanganyika

Activity: Gishora drum sanctuary

Day 5: Kigwena reserves –Rumonge fishermen

After breakfast, drive to Kigwena National Reserve for a walk in the forest to search for its flora and fauna which includes monkeys like owl faced monkeys and baboons.

After visit Lake Tanganyika Blue Bay resort for lunch and relaxation (tennis court, swimming, beach volley).

Lunch: Tanganyika blue bay

Overnight: Tanganyika blue bay

Activity: Kigwena forest reserve walks

Day 6: Transfer back to Bujumbura and fly out

Clients will bid farewell to Lake Tanganyika blue bay and transfer to Bujumbura for their outbound flight out of Burundi.

Lunch: Hotel du lac Tanganyika

Overnight: Not Applicable

Activity: Not Applicable

What’s included?

  • Entrance fees
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Transport
  • Boat safari
  • Guide

What’s Excluded?

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

Best Time to Travel

The best time to visit Burundi is from Late May to early September when the country is drier with less rainfall and birding is pretty good around that time but travelers can visit anytime.

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