7 Day Tour in Burundi – Discovery Vacation Package
The 7-day Burundi Discovery Tour is a holiday, cultural, historical, and sightseeing tour in a country of relaxation after a wildlife safari in Rwanda and Uganda. This tour package can be tailor-made or combined with Rwanda and Uganda. Take a 7-day tour in Burundi part of Africa private tours and explore Burundi things to do and see, Gishora drummers, Bujumbura city tour, Karera waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes.
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Day 1: Arrival in Bujumbura and transfer to the Hotel
On your arrival at Bujumbura Airport, meet and greet by your driver guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Afterwards, go for a city tour in Bujumbura to visit the Rusizi National Park where a boat trip is possible to let you explore closer the hippos and birds in Rusizi River; Albert’s crocodiles; Islam Culture Centre; the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Livingstone & Stanley; Independence hero mausoleum & Unity monument, Belvedere Hill offering a nice of Lake Tanganyika and the city. Overnight at Safari Gate Hotel or Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika
Day 2: Kiganda Royal Grounds- Historical Tour
After breakfast, drive to Kibira National Park to visit the Teza tea plantations. After, visit 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. Proceed the visit to the royal inauguration grounds where the Kings Mutaga Mbikije, Mwezi Gisabo, and many other ancient political kings Club. Touring this site is an incredible chance for one to enjoy the Burundian ancient royal walk on elegant, well-kept royal grounds. In the afternoon, drive to Gitega for overnight at Tropitel Hotel Gitega.
Day 3: Gishora drum sanctuary-Gitega National Museum
After breakfast, drive to Gishora drum sanctuary and visit the Burundi National museum, Mushasha catholic village, ancient administrative offices during colonial time, the coffee factory (BUDECA) and the Catholic village before returning to Tropitel Hotel for overnight.
Day 4: Karera waterfalls
After breakfast, transfer to Rutana to admire the amazing Karera waterfalls; later, drive to Makamba to visit the “Agasimbo dancers”, a traditional dance found in the southern region of the country and then transfer to Nyanza-Lac for overnight at East African Hotel
Day 5: Muhweza Hot springs – Rumonge Natural Reserve
After breakfast, visit the fishing village and Burton-Speke memorial in Nyanza-Lac and transfer to Rumonge to visit the Rumonge Natural reserve for monkey trekking and bird watching, continue to Muhweza hot springs and the palm oil factory. Overnight at Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort.
Day 6: Source of the River Nile
After breakfast, visit the Source of the River Nile at Rutovu, a not-so-small forest with a river stream that several researchers, including the BBC, have corroborated to be the Source of the River Nile, the longest river in Africa and second-longest in the world. On your way back to Bujumbura, you will stop by one of the families in the Mugamba region to understand the daily lifestyle of the people in this region. Overnight at Safari Gate Hotel or Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika
Day 7: Departure
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight. Optional half day city tour if time allows.
• 6-night accommodation on bed and breakfast in double/twin rooms • Single room supplement on request • National Park fees; • Bottled water; • Admission ticket • Drum and Agasimbo performance fee • Transport in a private vehicle • English speaking guide throughout the tour
• Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase); • Gratuities • Anything else not mentioned in the itinerary