Burundi Cultural and Historical 7 Day Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Bujumbura International Airport to Returns to original departure point

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A 7-day holiday to discover the culture, history and sightseeing of Burundi, a country of relaxation after a wildlife safari in surrounding countries such as Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival On your arrival at Bujumbura, you will go for a half day tour in Bujumbura to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Islam Culture Centre; City Hall; President's Office and the main attraction of the City: Lake Tanganyika. O/N: Safari Gate Hotel (HB). Day 2: Cultural Tour of Bujumbura- Rusizi National Park This morning, you will visit Rusizi Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of animals species. After lunch, you will visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington, also visit a local general goods market, the craft centre and down-town Bujumbura. Overnight in Safari Gate Hotel (HB).Day 3: Kiganda Royal Grounds One of the sites is a beautiful park which is a historical sanctuary containing all details about signing the Treaty between Germans and King Mwezi Gisabo who was the traditional ruler during that colonial era. The other site is the royal inauguration grounds where the Kings Mutaga Mbikije,Mwezi Gisabo and many other ancient political kings were inaugurated. Touring this site is an incredible chance for one to enjoy the Burundian ancient royal walk on elegant, well kept royal grounds.In the afternoon ,drive to Gitega for an O/N at Tropitel Hotel Gitega(HB) Day 4: Gishora drum sanctuary-Gitega National Museum After breakfast you will drive to Gishora drum sanctuary and visit the Burundi National museum,visit Mushasha catholic village, ancient administrative offices during colonial time, before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Tropitel Hotel Gitega (HB) Day 5: Ruvubu National Park After breakfast you will drive to Ruvubu National Park, this park is believed to be the largest protected area in northern Burundi neighbours Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. You will go for forest walks and hiking in this largest rainforest in Burundi, view spectacular sceneries before driving back to Gitega late in the afternoon. Overnight: Tropitel Hotel (HB). Day 6: Karera Waterfalls - Source of the River Nile After breakfast drive to Rutana to admire Karera waterfalls; later you will visit visit the Source of the River Nile at Rutovu, a not-so-small forest with a river stream that several researchers, including the BBC, have corroborated to be the Source of the River Nile, the longest river in Africa and second-longest in the world. Overnight: Safari Gate Hotel (HB). Day 7: Departure Transfer to the airport in time for your flight.

What’s included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival On your arrival at Bujumbura, you will go for a half day tour in Bujumbura to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Islam Culture Centre; City Hall; President's Office and the main attraction of the City: Lake Tanganyika. O/N: Safari Gate Hotel (HB).
Day 2: Cultural Tour of Bujumbura- Rusizi National Park This morning, you will visit Rusizi Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of animals species. After lunch, you will visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington, also visit a local general goods market, the craft centre and down-town Bujumbura. Overnight in Safari Gate Hotel (HB).
Day 3: Kiganda Royal Grounds One of the sites is a beautiful park which is a historical sanctuary containing all details about signing the Treaty between Germans and King Mwezi Gisabo who was the traditional ruler during that colonial era. The other site is the royal inauguration grounds where the Kings Mutaga Mbikije,Mwezi Gisabo and many other ancient political kings were inaugurated. Touring this site is an incredible chance for one to enjoy the Burundian ancient royal walk on elegant, well kept royal grounds. In the afternoon ,drive to Gitega for an O/N at Tropitel Hotel Gitega(HB)
Day 4: Gishora drum sanctuary-Gitega National Museum After breakfast you will drive to Gishora drum sanctuary and visit the Burundi National museum,visit Mushasha catholic village, ancient administrative offices during colonial time, before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Tropitel Hotel Gitega (HB)
Day 5: Ruvubu National Park After breakfast you will drive to Ruvubu National Park, this park is believed to be the largest protected area in northern Burundi neighbours Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. You will go for forest walks and hiking in this largest rainforest in Burundi, view spectacular sceneries before driving back to Gitega late in the afternoon. Overnight: Tropitel Hotel (HB).
Day 6: Karera Waterfalls - Source of the River Nile After breakfast drive to Rutana to admire Karera waterfalls; later you will visit visit the Source of the River Nile at Rutovu, a not-so-small forest with a river stream that several researchers, including the BBC, have corroborated to be the Source of the River Nile, the longest river in Africa and second-longest in the world. Overnight: Safari Gate Hotel (HB).
Day 7: Departure Transfer to the airport in time for your flight.
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