Go Volunteer Africa through our GVA Holidays & Safaris organizes special Burundi tours and safaris trips for independent travelers and groups. By booking a Burundi tour or safari with us, you are seizing an opportunity to explore the country and you can even do a combined trip with us by joining our volunteer work in Burundi.
We run an Annual summer Independence group tour to Burundi in August. We also offer special group tours and safaris to Burundi currently three times a year, for solo/independent travelers we design a customized tour and safari for you. All our Burundi tours and safaris are run in accordance with GVA’s branding and ethos: affordable fees, experienced guides, and most importantly an adventure that will stick with you for life.
TOUR AND SAFARI DATES
- Annual Independence Summer Group Tour: 25th June – 9th-July (14 Days)
- March Special Group Trip: 15th March – 29th March (14 Days)
- October Prince Rwagasore Special Trip: 2nd October- 16th October (14 Days)
OUR GUIDES AND GROUP LEADERS
All group and independent tours and safaris are led by experienced guides that know the destinations and are passionate about what they do. We also strongly believe in value, and our costs are unbeatable. Burundi special combo tour and safari is a unique experience within a myriad of memorable experiences in Africa.
BURUNDI SPECIAL COMBO TOURS & SAFARIS
Burundi may be a small country located in the East Africa but it has a lot to offer in terms of beauty and nature. The beautiful country covers such scenic beauty in that it will leave you thrilled and amazed. Grasslands, forests and lakes are what make up Burundi.
Burundi’s geographical position has given it the name of the “Heart of Africa”. The Congo Nile Divide north of the country shares the same mountainous geography as Rwanda. To the south are tropical sandy beaches, perfect for admiring the Blue Mountains of the Congo, on the opposite side of Lake Tanganyika.
The culture and ethnicity of Burundi is something that is always talked about. Burundi knows how to maintain its culture in a better way. GVA Holidays & Safaris’ Burundi tours and safaris will introduce you to Burundi and will take you where very few travelers explore.
BURUNDI TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
This tiny country boasts 690 bird species (including Albertine Rift endemics), national parks of Sitatunga antelope, hippos and crocodiles; cascading waterfalls and some of the best drummers in Africa.
Set on the 800 km long Lake Tanganyika, the deepest lake in the world, is the former capital Bujumbura. It combines French colonial town planning and wide boulevards with vibrant African street markets and hand-painted shop signs, full of character. Burundi’s hospitality and tourism infrastructure has been developing over the last few years.
Thanks to its lovely climate, Lake Tanganyika is popular for water skiing, sailing, fishing and swimming throughout the year. Bujumbura’s restaurants, bars and lake beachside parties are some of the best in East Africa. Burundian cuisine fuses typical African food, with a French influence and includes a good selection of fresh fish. Burundian hospitality is legendary.
Highlights of our Burundi tours and Safaris experience is the chance to opportunity to climb on top of the country’s hills, Nature walk in Kibira forests, enjoy the sand beach on lake Tanganyika in the lowlands of Bujumbura and explore the Burundian drummers known as Abatimbo, an integral part of the rich Burundi cultural heritage.
- Bujumbura city tour and nightlife
- Lake Tanganyika’s beaches
- Boat trip on Ruzizi River
- 690 bird species
- 8 National Parks and Reserves
- Walk in footsteps of explorers Stanley and Livingstone
- Source of the Nile and Karera Waterfalls
- Gishora Drum Sanctuary drummers
- Forest walk in Kigwena National Reserve
PLACES TO VISIT IN BURUNDI
Bujumbura is known for the history of French and Colonial settlements that this city holds. This city has a greater impact of the French culture and you are sure to find the best of French cuisines here. The foods, drinks and the nightlife of the city make up entire Bujumbura. The Living Museum is a place to be when in Bujumbura.
2. Ruvubu National Park
This covers the widest area in Burundi. The majestic wildlife present in this park makes up for the Ruvubu National park. The transportation to the park is easy and there are camping facilities available here. Hippos, elephants, tigers, etc. are some of the animals to be found here.
3. Kigwena Natural Forest
The Kigwena Natural forest has all types of trees and plants growing in it. The forest is located in a denser part and baboons, monkeys and different species of butterflies are some of the species to be found here. The trees and huge and their roots come to the ground creating a dense look in the forest.
Gitega holds the ancient history of the colonial times of Burundi and it preserves its history in the best way. The Gitega national museum has all the artefacts and documents related to the past. People come to this place after a safari or game reserve.
Gishora is a place which is best for safaris and drum sanctuary located in Gishora. The drums play an important role in the history of Gishora. The Burundi culture is well depicted here and it also holds the palace of the late kings here.
6. Mount Heha
People who are adventurous should give a visit to Mount Heha as it is the highest mountain range located in Burundi and provides an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing. The views all around the place are beautiful and amazing.
7. Saga Beach
The warm waters of the beach makes it a must visit spot for visitors. The beach is not that beautiful but the natural surrounding that engulfs it increase the attractive nature of the beach. During weekends, locals surround the beach and the atmosphere becomes fun and lively.
8. Chutes De La Kerera
The place is known for the four amazing falls that makes up the Chutes De la Kerera. It is possible to walk through the waterfalls and enjoy the waters. All the four falls are at different heights and people should be careful when they are in this place.
9. The Kibira National Park
This national park was used as a part of hunting of animals in the earlier times as it holds some of the most exotic and rarest species of animals. A large number of birds are also to be found in the Kibira national park. One can also experience tea plantations on the sides of the national park.
10. Bururi National Reserve
The Bururi National reserve consists of wet forests for animals and a large number of migratory birds. To beat the scorching heat, people come here to the reserve as it is in higher altitudes and refreshing to be in summers.