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Burundi has a mix of rich heritage and culture; a Land of discoveries. There is so much to explore; from a wide range of cuisines, to the stunning Landscape, a blend of modern and ancient architecture, art, joyful festivals, lakes, Mountains, forests, whitesand beaches, primates, wildlife, and more. The Republic of Burundi is a small landlocked nation located in the Great Lakes region of eastern Africa. The better part of it is located adjacent to Lake Tanganyika, and it is bordered to the east by the Republic of Tanzania, west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north by the Republic of Rwanda. The capital city is Bujumbura, and the country has a total area of around 28000 km². The Tutsi, Twa, and Hutu people have been famous tribes in Burundi for roughly five centuries.
For more than 200 years, the Tutsi controlled Burundi as a kingdom. Catholics and Protestants make up the majority of Burundians who identify as Christians. Some are traditionalists, while others are Muslims. Burundi is home to one of the continent’s largest populations, with the majority living in rural areas. The dark history of Burundi is long gone, with lots of Infrastructural development, and Tourism.
Kiswahili, French, and Kirundi are the three main languages spoken in Burundi, therefore don’t be afraid to speak with locals there. Don’t limit yourself to just one food; sample dishes from all around the nation, including bean soup, curries, Ugali, Boko book hares, beans, bananas, Marahagwe, and more.
Bujumbura City, formerly known as Usumbura, is the oldest economic center and the country’s largest city. It is situated on the north-eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, the second-largest lake in the world that flows through four African nations. It serves as the primary port for the export of cotton, tin ore, and coffee. In 1889, the location in German East Africa was transformed from a small village to a military outpost. Upon the country’s independence in 1962, it was renamed from Usumbura to Bujumbura. You get to Bujumbura city on water, road and air. Activities and attractions to explore in the city include; the national Museum, Burundi Geological Museum, Large Markets, Livingstone-stanley museum, the tributary of River Nile, Presidential Palace and more.
A fantastic location for birdwatching, lake wildlife viewing, including hippos, crocodiles, and other animals, sport fishing, water activities, and more. Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi are all countries that share Lake Tanganyika, which is the second-deepest freshwater lake in the world. The lake’s surrounding tourism attractions provide wonderful experiences all year long.
The Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve lies in Burundi’s northern region. The lake beachfront is located in the Kirundo nearby district, some distance from the Rwandan border, and is rich in vegetation and fauna. Lac aux Oiseaux, which translates to “Bird Lake,” was the previous name of the lake. A number of bird species can be found there, including the Ardeola Idea, Falco Naumanni, and woodlands from Guinea-Congo.
One of the best sites to visit in Burundi is the Rusizi River, which is nearby and is located around 15 kilometers north of the country’s capital. Visitors can go there to see several sitatunga, Gustave, hippopotamus, and other animals. The most well-known national park in the nation is this one. It is divided into two sections: the delta area and the eastern, which is the park’s main section. Visitors do enjoy the unusual flora and fauna, as well as encounters with various mammals including monkeys, hippopotamuses, and several antelope species.
Burundi safaris can last a few or many days, but there is a lot to see, photograph, and discover.
The Gitega National Museum in Burundi is a location with a comprehensive history of the country and is located in Gitega. In 1955, when Belgium was still a colony, it was founded. The largest museum in the country of Burundi, it houses a collection of ancient items from both culture and history. The museum has among others; the Burundian monarchs artifact displays; the ethnographic objects and more.
One of the must-see locations in Burundi is Parc national de Kibira, which is situated at the crest of the Congo Nile in the country’s northwestern region. The woodland used to be a hunting area for Burundian rulers. In this jungle, Symphonia globulifera, Entandrophragma excelsum, and Albizia gummifera are the three most prevalent tree species. With primates like the white and black Columbus monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, and more, this is an excellent place to go primate trekking. Another activity available at the park is birdwatching, which features species like the mountain buzzard, bar-tailed trogon, grey parrot, and black-and-white-casqued hornbill.
This 508sqkm national park is one of the most famous national parks in the Republic of Burundi. It was established in 1980, spanning through; Ruyigi, Muyinga, Cankuzo and Karuzi, and stretches to south of the Republic of Tanzania. The hippopotamus, cape Buffalos, blue monkeys, olive baboons, red Columbus monkeys, Senegal Bush babies, vervet monkeys, and other animals are among the park’s inhabitants.
This is one of the beaches along Lake Tanganyika’s coast. It is an urban beach with immaculate white sand, clear water, and more. 5 kilometers to the north-west of Bujumbura City is Saga Beach, which got its name from the Saga Beach Resort. It has a calm ambiance and is a great place to unwind, enjoy a sunset stroll, sunbathe, take a boat ride, and participate in a variety of other activities. You can take a private car or a traditional Tuk Tuk bike to get to the beach.
One of the most beautiful spots in the Republic of Congo is the Kigwena Natural Forest, which is located in Rumonge close to Bururi town and 42 kilometers from Bujumbura. It is made up of luxuriant foliage, numerous primates, butterflies, “caloes,” and other creatures. It is a location for bird watching and trekking with primates.
The highest mountain in the Republic of Burundi rises to a height of 2684 meters. It is located about 30 km southeast of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital and largest city, and about 20 km east of Lake Tanganyika. The mountain seats are in Burundi’s Bujumbura Rural. The current ethnic groupings in the area are Tutsi, Hutu, and Twa. Among the activities available at this peak are birdwatching, photography, nature walks, and more.
The Republic of Burundi is open to visitors all year long, although the long, dry days of December to February and June to August are particularly conducive to outdoor activities both within and outside of the city. Long rains fall from February through May, which may interfere with how well things go.
Included: Go on a Budget safari to the Republic of Burundi, where you can take part in exhilarating safari activities, get up and personal with primates, and more. Take a tour of the African continent’s landlocked nation.
We have proper understanding of the local context of Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, DRC and Burundi which helps us secure pleasant, safe, and memorable experiences for our clients from the time they arrive into the country, to the time they depart.