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The 7-Day Burundi Exploring Tour is an authentic exploration of the wonders of Burundi. It combines the best of Burundi’s safari experience with the best of local community and culture. The itinerary begins with an animal viewing at Rusizi National Park, followed by a walking tour of Livingstone – Stanley Monument and Palm oil plantation, followed by a fishing experience in Rumonge, followed by a trek with the local Chimpanzee in Bururi forest nature reserve, followed by a waterfall viewing at Karera Falls and German faults, before concluding with a visit to Gitega national museum and Gishora Drum Sanctuary prior to your transfer to the airport at Bujumbura.

Day 1
Upon arrival at Bujumbura International airport, you’ll be met by our driver guide who will greet you and provide you with information about your day’s activities before taking you to your accommodation. If you arrive in the early hours of the morning, you will have the option to continue with the Bujumbura city tour.

Day 2
After breakfast, drive about 10 min northwest of Bujumbura city to get to Rusizi Ngorongoro National Park. The park is crossed by the Rusizi river which is a great breeding ground for many bird species and hippopotamus. It is not far from the DR Congo border and is the most impressive natural area to visit.

During your game drive, you can expect to see monkeys, antelope, crocodiles and many bird species that are native to the area.
After lunch, visit Livingstone – Stanley Monument and learn about Burundi’s history and culture.
On 25th November 1871, David Livingstone who was a pioneer Christian missionary in Africa in the search for the Nile, met Stanley at the Livingstone Monument. Later, you will return to your hotel where you will spend the remainder of the day and

Day 3
After breakfast, you will travel for about 2 hours through beautiful landscapes and beaches to reach the fourth largest city of Burundi, Rumonge, located along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the southern part of the country. Upon arrival to Rumonge, you will be amazed by the vast palm oil plantation covering the entire area. We will only get to see how the palm oil is processed, from farm to the end product.

After lunch, in the afternoon, we will continue with the rumonge city tour and discover how the city was used as a tactic area by the Belgians during colonial times. We will only visit some buildings that remind us of the presence of white people in the city. Stay in Tanganyika lodge overnight.

Day 4
After breakfast, we’ll head to Tanganyika Lake where we’ll see and experience Mukeke and Ndagara from freshness to dryness. Mukeke and ndagara are Burundi’s favorite dishes. Just taste them and you’re part of the process. Spend the night in Tanganyika lodge.

Day 5
After breakfast, you’ll leave Rumonge, drive for a few minutes to Bururi, and disappear into the forest nature reserve, which is said to be the bridge between heaven and earth because of its importance in religion and social-cultural events. The forest is home to a variety of animals and plants, and on your way to the Chimpanzee trek, you might have an opportunity to see some of the rare and endemic birds found in the Albertine Rift Valley region, such as: Apalis argentea, Kivu earth, thrush, Ross’s turaco,as well as Red-tailed monkeys. Sleep at the moonlight hotel.

Day 6
After breakfast, you’ll be taken to Rutana by safari car. It’s about a 2 hour car ride to Rutana. You’ll arrive at Rutana at around 9:00 a.m. where you’ll start to experience the Karera Waterfalls, which are split into 4 different waterfalls. The water from Karera Waterfalls is said to have healing powers and can be used as medication. This is why you’ll see local and foreign visitors coming to the site to step in the water and seek divine healing. The beautiful scenery surrounding the site draws everyone’s attention.

After lunch, you’re invited to visit the “Nyakazu Fault” also known as “German fault”. It’s a place of historical as well as natural beauty. It evokes how the soldiers of king Mwambutu resisted the Germans. You will find out how the Germans were defeated in the war. Once you’re back at Rutana, you will be transferred and stay at the Helena Hotel overnight..

Day 7
After breakfast, visit the National Museum of Gitega to experience the culture of Burundi. Then, visit Gishora Drum Sanctuary and meet the royal drummers who welcome you. You’ll be surprised by how fast they jump in the air, and how skilled they are. All you have to do is learn and practice how to drum and dance. After lunch, you’ll be taken to Gitega International Airport to catch your flight back home with the amazing and lifetime memories.

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