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1 Day Bujumbura City Tour is a classic safari for clients that have limited time but want to discover the wonders of Burundi’s main capital Bujumbura. On this 1 Day Bujumbura City Tour, we will take you to see the City Museum which has wildlife being protected for educational purposes before proceeding to Stanley monument after you break up for local Lunch and in the afternoon you will visit the Rusizi national park for a boat cruise for taking the evening easy at the shores of Lake Tanganyika with an ice-cold beer as you enjoy the sunset.
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Our Safaris to Burundi are tailor-made and well-crafted to entirely suit your needs and budget. All our Safari packages are all inclusive of best affordable accommodation properties, 4×4 customized Safari vehicles with pop-up roof for your comfort travel and amazing wildlife viewing on your holiday as well as services of a well experienced driver guide, these as well can be customized to match your interests.
Safari Highlights for the 1 Day Bujumbura City Tour
Boat cruise on Rusizi river
Sunset on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
Detailed Itinerary for a 1 Day Bujumbura City Tour
Travellers arrive in Bujumbura or you are already in Bujumbura
Clients make their way in the main capital Bujumbura where the tour starts from and on the evening before the day of safari as complementary to our clients Our Guide will come and meet you and brief you on what to expect tomorrow on the safari.
The action-packed day of Adventure in Bujumbura
After morning breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to the city Museum where you will see animals in the Zoo that is being used as an educational center for the people and the students of Burundi as one way of educating locals about conservation.
After you then drive to the historic site where Livingstone -Stanley spend the night and you will learn about the history of explorers in Burundi and after your transfer back to Bujumbura for lunch.
After Lunch, you will drive to Rusizi national park where you will take a boat trip on Rusizi delta where you will see hippopotamus and birds and enjoy the Landscape of the river and Lake Tanganyika.
After the adventurers’ day, our guide will take you to one of the best beach restaurants on the shores of Lake Tanganyika where you will enjoy an ice-cold drink as you watch the sunset.
Lunch: In Bujumbura guide advises on the best and Updated Restaurant
Best Time to Travel to Burundi
Any time of the year is pretty good for this short tour as most of the activities are done under a roof.
Burundi is home to 3 National Parks where you can do safari, many travelers prefer visiting Ruvubu National Park, Rusizi National Park and Kibira National Park as the best of 4 national parks in Burundi. Also popular is Kigwena Forest Natural Reserve in Burundi which is home to hippopotamuses, statungas and Nile crocodiles among the major wildlife to see in this park.
Highlights of the places during visiting Burundi
- Visit the Royal drummers of Burundi in Gitega
- Seeing Crocodiles in Burundi
- Visit Ruvubu National Park
- Nature walk and hike in Kibira National Park
- Historical sites and graves in Bujumbura
Rusizi National Park
Rusizi National Park is located 15km north of Bujumbura city near Rusizi River just a few kilometers to the border with DR Congo. Rusizi National Park is home to hippopotamuses, statungas and Nile crocodiles among the major wildlife to see in this park.
Ruvubu National Park
Ruvubu National Park is the largest National Park in Burundi covering 508 sqkm. It is located in the Eastern part of Burundi within the provinces of Karuzi, Cankuzo, Ruyigi and Muyinga. Rubuvu National Park is another great place to see wildlife in Burundi. Rubvubu National Park is home to a number of wildlife species and the most notable ones to see include hippos, Cape Buffaloes, Nile crocodile, waterbucks, duiker species, Leopards, Lions and primates which include olive baboons, vervt monkesy, red colobus monkesy, blue monkeys and Senegal bushbaby.
Kibira National Park
Kibira National Park also known as Parc national de kibira in French is located in the northwestern part of Burundi. The park lies along the mountains of the Congo-Nile Divide extending from the provincial town of Muramvya to the border of Rwanda near the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Kibira National Park is home to a variety of habitats ranging from areas of montane bog and bamboo stands to open grasslands creating a safe habitat to various wildlife species and plant species. There are 98 species of mammals, 200 species of birds have been recorded and a total of 644 plant species great to see on your safari in Kibira National Park Burundi.
Kigwena Natural Reserve
Kigwena Forest Nature Reserve is located in the south Wesetern Burundi near Lake Tanganyika. The reserve has a variety of vegetation species ranging from Terminalia superba, Elaies guineensis and Albizia zygia among others. Kigwena Natural Reserve is made up of Kigwena forest which is a peri-Guinean forest like the Congo Basin forest. Kigwena Forest Natural Reserve is home to 97 species of mammals including large groups of monkeys and baboons making a great place to see primates in Burundi. The reserve is also home to Hippos and snakes including Python sebae, Naja melanoleuca, Thelotornis capensis, and many species of butterflies.
What to do in Burundi
Gitega is home to Burindi’s National Museum which displays the local traditions and lifestyles of Burundi people. Several karyenda royal drum sanctuaries are also located in this area as well the ibwami the royal court among other artifacts.
In Gitega you also have an opportunity to film the New university which was founded in 2014, the Polytechnic University of Gitega. It gives you an opportunity to learn more about the Education in Burundi.
Places of worship
Gitega is also home of various Christian churches and temples, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gitega (Catholic Church), Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi (Baptist World Alliance), Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi (Anglican Communion) and Assemblies of God. There are also Muslim mosques.
Why Book your trip to Burundi with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your Burundi day trips and tours contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different Burundi safari packages ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla permits. Feel free to checkout our trip advisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can be rest assured of a memorable Burundi safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions. Contact us here about visiting Burundi.