6 Day Burundi Tour

Overview

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. Bujumbura, formerly Usumbura, is the largest city and main port of Burundi. It ships most of the country’s chief export, coffee, as well as cotton and tin ore. Bujumbura was formerly the country’s capital. For now the Capital city is Gitega.

Main destination: Bujumbura
Accommodation: Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika or similar.
Meals & drinks: Dinner Included

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.

Main destination: Gitega
Accommodation: Hotel Tropitel or similar.
Meals & drinks: All Meals Included

Day 3. Visit the kalera Waterfall and Burundi National Museum-

After an early breakfast we drive toward the nourth to visit “Chutes de la Kalera” or the spectacular “Kalera Falls”. In the afternoon we drive to Gishora drum sanctuary and visit the Burundi National museum, and Be Entertained By Burundi Drummers,

Main destination: Gitega
Accommodation: Hotel Tropitel or similar.
Meals & drinks: All Meals Included

Day 4. Kibira Forest National Park.- Transfer to rwihinda.

After breakfast we drive to Kibira Forest National Park for a walk in the forest and visit the Teza tea plantations . 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.

Main destination: Gitega
Accommodation: Hotel Tropitel or similar.
Meals & drinks: All Meals Included

Day 6. 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.