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The safari starts and ends in Burundi, the destinations to be visited include; Karera waterfalls, Bujumbura city, Gishora Drum sanctuary, and Kigwena reserve.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Day 2: Bujumbura – Rumonge

Day 3: Source of the Nile- Karera Waterfalls

Day 4: Travel to Gishora Drum Sanctuary

Day 5: Kigwena Reserve- Rumonge Fishermen.

Day 6: Drive Back to the Airport.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport

Upon your arrival, your company guide will welcome you and transfer you to your booked hotel for an overnight.

Day 2: Bujumbura – Rumonge

On your first day in Burundi, you will have a half day cultural safari of the capital of Bujumbura. You will visit the independence hero monument as well as the Ruzisi National Park where there is a boat ride to explore the habitats of hippo and numerous birds. There are the belvedere climb offers an interesting view of Bujumbura. Later on, you will visit the explorer’s memorial, a huge rock on the out skirts of Bujumbura that commemorates the famous meeting between European explorers Stanley and Livingstone. Overnight at Resha Saga Resort.

Day 3: Source of the Nile – Karera Waterfalls

Have breakfast and then drive in the direction of the source of the Nile, passing through the beautiful scenery and large tea plantations. Have your camera ready for the spectacular Karera waterfalls! Later you proceed with your drive to Gitega the former colonial capital of Burundi. Overnight at Tropitel Hotel Gitega

Day 4: Travel to Gishora Drum Sanctuary

On this day, you will see the ethnographic and archaeological collections at National Museum in Gitega and the colonial architecture of this former capital. Later on proceed to the famous drum sanctuary of Gishora where you can see the performance of the drummers. This drum sanctuary brings to life the cultural traditions of Burundi. The sanctuary has got ceremonial drums, Murimirwa. The ceremonial drums are never beaten. The sanctuary also has ordinary drums which the Bitimbo beat on special occasions. Overnight at Tropitel Hotel Gitega.

Day 5: Kigwena Reserve – Rumonge Fishermen.

Have breakfast and then drive to Kigwena National Reserve for a forest walk in the lookout for chimpanzees, owl faced monkeys as well as baboons. Today you will have lunch at Blue Bay and enjoy an afternoon of swimming, relaxing on the beach, and volleyball or tennis. Drive back to Bujumbura for overnight at Hotel Le Chandelier or similar.

Day 6: Drive Back to the Airport.

End of safari

Tour inclusions

  • All accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Safari vehicle and fuel
  • English speaking tourist guide
  • All boat tours
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • Free Mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • Amref emergency evacuation Insurance

Tour exclusion

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks/ alcohol drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Tips
  • Activities not part of the described program
  • International Travel insurance

Items of personal nature/ Souvenirs.

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