5 Day Burundi Green Tour-Nature & Culture
5 Day Burundi green tour – nature & culture to Mount Heha, Source of Nile, Kiganda royal grounds, Gishora sanctuary, Inangurire Caves, Teza tea plantations.
Day 1: Arrival in Bujumbura
Arrival in Bujumbura, transfer to Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika or Safari Gate Hotel for overnight. On arrival, enjoy a city tour: •Belvedere Climb offering a nice view of Bujumbura city; •Independence hero monument; •Musee Vivant, the Snake & Culture Museum; • Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Stanley and Livingstone; •Sion Market/ Village market to get an idea of how our markets look like (optional). •Transfer to the Hotel Overnight at Safari Gate Hotel or Club du Lac Tanganyika.
Day 2: Mount Heha and Source of Nile
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.
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. Overnight at Safari Gate Hotel or Club du Lac Tanganyika.
Day 4: Inangurire Caves and Teza Tea plantations
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 at Teza tea plantations. The magnificent landscapes will make you carry your camera ready for pictures. Return to Bujumbura and drop off at your Hotel.
Day 5: Bujumbura City Tour-Departure
After breakfast: Visit of ARFIC, the coffee processing factory in Bujumbura. Coffee and tea are the main export products and source 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 visit, drive around the city to the handcraft’s village “Chez Natalie” to buy some souvenirs for friends. • Your guide can also improvise on any visit around the city, he is flexible and can always inspire you on new things to do. • After lunch transfer to the airport.