Jewels of Burundi: Source of the River Nile (7 Days)offered by supplier M20444 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 5 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing National Parks
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1624 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1625 US Dollar (USD)
Visit Kibira National Park, the most popular park in Bwindi, a tropical natural forest to ponder. It boasts of antelopes, hares, buffalos, cynocephalus and tropical and wild crocodile. Detour to Lake Tanganyika for natural beauty, local fishing villages, and sandy beaches. Your trip ends with a visit to Ruvubu and the "Source" of the Nile at Rutovu.
Day 1: Arrival
On your arrival at Bujumbura, you will go for a half day tours 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: Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel (BB).
Day 2: Cultural Tour of Bujumbura- Rusizi National Park
This morning, we visit Rusizi Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of animals species. After lunch,we visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington,visit to a local general goods market, the craft centre and downtown Bujumbura.O/N: Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel (BB).
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 treaty was signed on June 06, 1903 and then that date was seen as the official 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.
In order for these important occasions to be always remembered, inauguration trees have been planted since many years back. These trees are a very important landmark in the history of Burundi hence they are well protected and the whole venue where the inauguration took place in those early days is well maintained. 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 overnight at Tropitel Hotel (BB).
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. O/N: Tropitel Hotel Gitega (BB)
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. O/N: Tropitel Hotel (BB).
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. O/N: Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel (BB).
Day 7: Departure. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight. Tour Ends.
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