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Waterfall in Chutes de la Karera

Chutes de la Karera

The Chutes de la Karera is the collective name for the four beautiful waterfalls near Rutana. The prettiest is the cascade Nyakai I where you park your car. Upstream from this is the smallest of the four falls, Nyak…
National Park in Around Bujumbura

Parc National de la Rusizi

This is the most accessible, and popular, national park, as Bujumbura is just 15km away. It's a wetland environment, and provides a habitat for hippos, sitatungas (aquatic antelopes) and a wide variety of birds.
Spring in Source du Nil

Source du Nil

Vying with another small spring in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda for title of the source of the Nile (the truth of the matter is that there's no one source), this insignificant-looking little spring at Kasu…
National Park in Around Bujumbura

Parc National de la Kibira

The largest rainforest in Burundi is contiguous with Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, and is believed to still be home to hundreds of colobus monkeys. There are also a number of chimpanzees present (although they're…
Museum in Gitega

Musée National de Gitega

The Musée National de Gitega, although unlikely to enthrall you, is the best museum Burundi has to offer. The one-room hall has a dusty collection of traditional household items including cow-horn snuffboxes, bark c…
National Park in Around Bujumbura

Parc National de la Ruvubu

In the east of the country, Parc National de la Ruvubu, is the largest, and least visited, national park in Burundi, although the recent creation of some camping areas in the park might lead to higher visitor number…