Burundi’s geographical position has given it the name of the “Heart of Africa”. The Congo Nile Divide north of the country shares the same mountainous geography as Rwanda. To the south are tropical sandy beaches, perfect for admiring the Blue Mountains of the Congo, on the opposite side of Lake Tanganyika. This tiny country boasts 690 bird species (including Albertine Rift endemics), national parks of Sitatunga antelope, hippos and crocodiles; cascading waterfalls and some of the best drummers in Africa. Set on the 800 km long Lake Tanganyika, the deepest lake in the world, is the capital Bujumbura.
It combines French colonial town planning and wide boulevards with vibrant African street markets and hand-painted shop signs, full of character. Burundi’s hospitality and tourism infrastructure has been developing over the last few years. Thanks to its lovely climate, Lake Tanganyika is popular for water skiing, sailing, fishing and swimming throughout the year. Bujumbura’s restaurants, bars and lake beachside parties are some of the best in East Africa. Burundian cuisine fuses typical African food, with a French influence and includes a good selection of fresh fish. Burundian hospitality is legendary.
Top Tourism Attractions & Activities In Burundi
- Bujumbura city tour and nightlife
- Lake Tanganyika’s beaches
- Boat trip on Ruzizi River
- 690 bird species
- 8 National Parks and Reserves
- Walk in footsteps of explorers Stanley and Livingstone
- Source of the Nile and Karera Waterfalls
- Gishora Drum Sanctuary drummers
- Forest walk in Kigwena National Reserve
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4 days Burundi Holidays and Tours
Itinerary In Summary
DAY 1: ARRIVAL CHECK IN AT HOTEL.
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO KIRUNDO, VISIT THE BIRDS LAKES
DAY 3: Tracking KIBIRA FOREST
Day 4: Departure
DAY 1: ARRIVA At Airport.
On your arrival at airport, Ultimate wild safaris driver guide will transfer you to your booked hotel for checking in and overnight.
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO KIRUNDO, VISIT THE BIRDS LAKES.
After an early breakfast, you will be transfered for 200 kilometers journey from Bujumbura towards the scenic Kirundo region, an area full of birdlife. Kirundo is dotted with numerous lakes such as Kacamirinda and Kanzigiri. You may take a canoe to explore Cohoha, the ‘bird lake,’ so named for its ornithological reserve. On the road leading to Birds Lakes, we will stop not far from Bugarama to see splendid tea plantations at Teza. Overnight at Top Hill Residence.
DAY 3: Tracking KIBIRA FOREST
Day three starts early with a nature walk in Kibira Forest, home to animals such as black and white Colubus monkeys, baboons and chimpanzees. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of the green hills of Burundi and enjoy the view of the CongoNile Ridge. If time allows, you may have a chance to visit the pygmy people of Busekera or take the tour of the Teza tea factory. After lunch drive to Bujumbura. Overnight at Hotel Le Chandelier or similar Day
Day 4: AIRPORT TRANSFER
You will be transfered to airport by our driver for your flight back home, hence calling it end of Burundi experience.
TOUR AND SAFARI TRANSPORT
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
End of your tour!