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.
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
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.