5 Days Jewels of Burundi Tour

5 days jewels of burundi tour

Brief Itinerary: “Source of Nile”, Karera waterfalls – Gishora Drum Sanctuary

Day 1: Arrive Bujumbura

Driver/ Guide will pick you from your hotel from where you will start the half day tour of Bujumbura. Safari starts with a visit of Rusizi national park where you will take on a boat ride on Rusizi River. Look out for the hippo and a number of water bird species. Later visit the Independence monument and the explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura. Dinner and overnight stay at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel

Day 2:

After breakfast, set off for the “source of the Nile” before proceeding to Karera waterfalls. Enroute, look out for the scenic landscapes.

Thereafter drive on to Gitega, the second town and colonial capital of Burundi.  Visit Gitega National Museum with varied collection of artifacts, the Catholic location of Mushasha and Gitega city administrative offices. Dinner and overnight stay at Orange Hotel

Day 3: Safari from Gitega to Gishora

Breakfast then start the day by visiting the drum sanctuary of Gishora. Perched on the top of a hill at 7 km from Gitega, Gishora  houses two ritual drums that were never beaten –  Murimirwa (the one for whom we cultivate) and Ruciteme (the one for whom we clear the forest). The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and refer clearly to the fertility, characteristic of the king. Also look out for the ordinary drums which the Batimbo normally had to drum on special occasions.

Take time to visit the Gishora drum sanctuary. The site recreates an architectural complex of the Royal palace.

Lunch break at Gitega city thereafter visit Gitega city the second largest town of Burundi that hosts the National Museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections. Transfer back to Bujumbura for overnight at Club du lac Hotel

Day 4: Kigwena reserves Safari and Rumonge fishermen tour

After breakfast, drive to Kigwena National Reserve from where you will take on a forest walk in search of chimpanzees, monkeys, baboons, and other flora and fauna.

Lunch break then have the afternoon at Blue Bay (leisure). Later transfer back to Bujumbura for overnight at Club du lac Tanganyika Hotel

Day 5: 

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight out of Burundi



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