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BURUNDI CULTURAL TOUR OVERVIEW
This tour will give an experience to wonder about as you will first take a cultural tour around Bujumbura where you will visit the national museum in Gitega, go to the explorers’ memorial where Hannington met with John Speke. Then go to the Kibira National Park which is the home of primate species in Burundi and one of the largest National Parks in Burundi. Finally, you will visit the southern source of the Nile at Rutovu-the longest River in Africa.
BURUNDI TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- DAY1: Bujumbura Cultural Tour
- DAY2: Visit Kibira National Park
- DAY3: The source of the Nile, Rutovu
Day 1: Burundi cultural Tour
After breakfast, you will first visit the cultural museum which displays the ancient traditions and the artifact of Burundi’s history. Then you will visit the Explorers Memorial and its huge rock where Hannington and John Speke met. This is a good photogenic place so you can take photos from here. Go around the good market and the craft shops around the city.
After lunch you will head to Lake Tanganyika the main tourist destination in the city so here you will view the local fishing, you can also play several beach games like volley ball, take a boat ride on the lake, swim, Sun bathe and many more. In the evening, you will enjoy the Gasimbo dance performance as you will see these amazing dancers spinning as if they do have bones in the bodies
Accommodation Options: luxury, midrange & budget
Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Visit Kibira National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast you will head to Kibira national park, well you will have a guide nature walk or better yet go for chimps tracking and an encounter with man’s closest relatives; the chimpanzees; red tailed colobus, black and white monkey is a dream to treasure forever! Not forgetting the very many trees species mainly trees found in the montane forests and you will also watch very many bird species like the great blue turaco. After lunch you will take another expedition around the park since you cannot cover the whole forest at ago. Then you will head back to Bujumbura.
Accommodation Options: Luxury, Midrange & Budget
Meal plan: Bed, Breakfast
Day 3: Visit The Southern Source of the Nile
After breakfast you will head to the Rutovu a river stream found in the small forest said to be the southern source of the Nile by several researchers. Here you will do a sight view as a guide will give you the history behind the river stream you will also take some photos.
In the afternoon you will drive to Gitega. En route you will visit the Agasumoka Mwaro which Burundian consider as a historic place that served and still serves as the centre of worship interest for the followers of an ancient traditional belief called the Imana. You will also visit the Gashora Drum Sanctuary where you will view these wonderful historical drums and also accompanied with the performances.
Then you will visit the Nyakazu tourist site (The German Gorge). This was the fort of Germans during world war one using it as a base to control the eastern part of the country by then, you will also enjoy its beautiful scenery. Then you will return to Bujumbura.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
The End of 3 Days Burundi cultural Kibira wildlife Safari.
The Safari Package Covers:
- Chimps Permit
- Relevant Government Taxes
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Full time English/French speaking Driver
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport transfers as long as you are departing on the same day your safari ends.
- Entrance fees
- Nature guided walk
- Accommodation (2 nights)
- Air Fares
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
Tour Extension: You can combine this safari tour with a volunteering experience in Burundi. Support local community development initiative by staying longer with Go Volunteer Africa.