This 3-day budget gorilla trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 880 Mountain Gorillas. The forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates. The gorilla trek activity is the most enchanting experience in this forest.
Day by Day
Day 1. Arrival.
Arrive at the airport where we will meet you for transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Bujumbura. Short tour of Bujumbura- and be Entertained by le Tambourinaire du Burundi ( Burundi Drummers.
Day 2. Rusizi National Park.- Burundi city tour- transfer to Gitega
After breakfast we take a short drive to Rusizi National Park. Here you can view hippos, sitatungas (antelope) and a wide variety of birds attracted to the wetland environment. During the afternoon, you are free to relax at your hotel. After lunch we visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi. We then climb to the “Belvedere” on the top of the hill, a dominating point of Bujumbura, offering a unique view over Lake Tanganyika. After lunch, we drive ten kilometres south to visit “La Pierre de Stanley et Livingstone” the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorer Stanley uttered the infamous “Dr Livingstone, I presume” on meeting the legendary Scotsman. Transfer in the afternoon to Gitega. Night at l’etoile du centre.
Day 3. Waterfall Visit and Burundi National Museum- Transfer to Nyanza lac
After an early breakfast we drive toward the nourth to visit “Chutes de la Kagera” or the spectacular “Kagera Falls”. In the afternoon we travel to gitega visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for lunch then Transfer to Rumonge.
Day 4: Fisher me in rumonge – Transfer to Burundi
Day 5. Kibira Forest National Park.- Transfer to rwihinda.
After breakfast we drive to Kibira Forest National Park for a walk in the forest. Kibira is the largest protected area in northern Burundi, the Park neighbours Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda and is the largest rainforest in Burundi with wonderful hiking opportunities and views. In the afternoon we travel back to Bujumbura and transfer to Lake Tanganyika and relax at Saga Beach. Here, a boat tour on the Lake Tanganyika can be arranged, and for swimmers this may be an opportunity to swim in the lake.
Day 6: Discover Rwihinda and transfer back in the afternoon to Buja.
Day 7. Bujumbura City Tour.
After some shopping we transfer to the airport for departure and sadly say our personal good byes after what will have been a fantastic experience in Africa.
Included: Park fees, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks
What to Bring:
You must bring appropriate walking or hiking shoes as trainers are not suitable for the forest terrain. Waterproof clothing, preferably dark in colour as bright colours will attract insects, is necessary since the forest is at high altitude so there is a good chance of rain. Remember to bring high-factor sunscreen and a hat too, most of all don’t forget your yellow fever vaccination card.