7-day all-inclusive Burundi Discovery Tour
A 7-day all-inclusive Burundi Discovery Tour part of our Africa Private Tours will give you an insight of the culture, history, sightseeing, places, things to do and see in a country of relaxation after a wildlife safari & tour in Rwanda and Uganda.
Day 1 : Arrival in Bujumbura and transfer to the Hotel
On your arrival at Bujumbura, you will 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. O/N: Safari Gate Hotel 3(HB).
Day 2: Cultural & Historical Tour of Kiganda Royal Grounds
After breakfast, drive to Kibira National Park to visit the Teza tea plantations. Afterwards, 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 were inaugurated. 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 an overnight at Tropitel Hotel Gitega (HB)
Day 3: Gishora drum sanctuary-Coffee factory visit
After breakfast you will drive to Gishora drum sanctuary and visit the Burundi National museum, Mushasha catholic village, ancient administrative offices during colonial time, the coffee production company (BUDECA) before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Tropitel Hotel Gitega (HB)
Day 4: Karera Waterfalls - Cultural dances
After breakfast, transfer to Rutana to admire the amazing Karera waterfalls; later you will 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 (HB)
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. Dinner and Overnight at Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort (HB).
Day 6: Source of the River Nile- Community visit
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: Safari Gate Hotel (HB).
Day 7: Departure
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight.
• 6 nights’ accommodation on Half Board in a double/twin room • • Single room supplement on request • National Park fees; • Bottled water; • Breakfast; • Admission ticket ; • Transport in a private vehicle
Drinks; Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase); Gratuities