Tour Destinations

Karera Waterfalls

 

Karera waterfalls are located in the south-eastern region of Burundi- Rutana Province- submerged into a forest gallery which is home to large trees. The falls form a system of waterfalls of a fascinating beauty as you travel through different paths. They are divided into six branches and spread over three levels. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nyakazu Natural reserve is located in Rutana province. A massive gorge like scenery with several hundred metres high cliffs is very close to the border of Tanzania.

In 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, Nyakazu was a German military post built for controlling the eastern part of the country to Tanzania. There can actually still be found some remainders of a German fortification.

The southernmost source of the Nile at Rutovu downhill the mount Gikizi was discovered in 1934 by the German Waldecker. A pyramid that symbolizes this long sought after discovery was established in 1938, on the top of the mount Gikizi. From this wonderful structure, you will tour the central plateau of Bututsi and the plain of Muhweza, as well as the urban centre of Rutana .The Nile is the longest river in Africa. Its channel crosses five African countries upstream-downstream, of which Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt.

Gishora is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi. Gishora is perched on the top of a hill at 7km from the urban centre of Gitega and at 200m of Gitega-Ngozi route.

It was founded by King Mwezi Gisabo after his victory over the rebellious chief Ntibirangwa. This site was and always remains run by a local community called ‘Abatimbo’ descending from the ancient lineage of ‘Abanyigisaka’.

These specialised families were ritualists and enjoyed huge privileges from the royal court. In Burundi, the drums were the pillar of the political power of the monarchy. They were made and beaten on special occasions by specialised families 

called ‘Abatimbo’ in important places, announcing great events of the country like the royal enthronement, the sowing festival, the funerals of the kings and gave the rhythm of regular seasons.

The site of Gishora also houses two ritual drums that were never beaten: Ruciteme (the one for whom we clear the forest) and Murimirwa (the one for whom we cultivate). The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and refer clearly to the fertility, characteristic of the king. We have also ordinary drums ‘Ingendanyi’ (retinue), which the Batimbo could beat on special occasions of the country.

Visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora to relive the cultural tradition of Burundi which is becoming scarcer. 

The site recreates an architectural complex of Royal palace, rarely found elsewhere in the country.

The National Park of Ruvubu lies on both sides of the Ruvubu River and is limited by high rise mountains. It was freed from human inhabitants and returned to complete wild life.

The Natural Reserve of Rusizi will be your first visit in Burundi for the simple reason that it is very near the capital city of Bujumbura. The River Delta extends over 500 ha of vegetation made of Phragmites Mauritianus. It is a natural shelter for few families of antelopes and hippopotamuses that come here in quest of grazing land. At the end of the track if you are lucky enough you may meet with a few crocodiles fast asleep on the golden sand of the river banks. 

It is located in Gitega, the second largest city in Burundi. The national museum hosts the archival information about the history of the country. 

 Burundi has attractive beaches which are located along Lake Tanganyika, the second largest and deepest lake in Africa. Some (Saga Beach Resort, Bora Bora) are located at 4km northwest from the centre of Bujumbura, the capital city. Others (Saga Resha, Saga Nyanza and Blue Bay) are located at 58km from the capital city. At the beaches, they are restaurants, bars and discos. They charms visitors with beautiful white sand and clean water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kibira Ntional park

Situated at the top of the apex Zaire-Nile, with its 40,000 ha of preserved forest land, is the largest completely untouched natural area in Burundi. Its wild life constitutes a real shelter for chimpanzees, baboons, cercophitecus (a monkey), and black colobes scattering away to the approach of human beings and defying all laws of equilibrium and gravity.

Vyanda Natural Reserve

This is a forest reserve that can be accessed from the town of Rumonge. The main attraction here is the ability to see chimpanzees.

Bururi Natural Reserve

The Natural reserve of Bururi is a 3300 ha expanse of altitude damp forest. In this place there are about 117 different species of birds and 25 different species of mammals have been identified in a forestland surrounding of multifarious vegetation.

Rwihinda Lake Natural Reserve

The Rwihinda Lake Natural Reserve is a real sanctuary for migratory aquatic birds which come to the site by the thousands to reproduce.