7 Days in Burundi Itinerary: How to Spend a Week in Burundi
7 Days in Burundi Itinerary: How to best Spend a Week in Burundi After a wildlife safari in Rwanda and Uganda, visitors can unwind with a 7-day cultural, historical, and sightseeing tour in Burundi. Custom itineraries and additions, such as visits to Rwanda and Uganda, are available upon request. Explore Burundi’s attractions, including the Gishora drummers, the Bujumbura city tour, the Karera waterfalls, and the stunning scenery, on a private 7-day tour.
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Detailed Itinerary: 7 Days in Burundi
Day 1: Arrival in Bujumbura and Transfer to the Hotel
You will be met at Bujumbura International Airport by a driver guide and taken directly to your accommodation. Your seven-day trip to Burundi officially begins today. After that, take a tour of Bujumbura and see the Independence hero mausoleum & Unity monument, Belvedere Hill offering a nice view of Lake Tanganyika, the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Livingstone & Stanley, Albert’s crocodiles, and the Islam Culture Centre.
Day 2: Kiganda Royal Grounds – Historical Tour
After breakfast, go to Kibira National Park, where you’ll explore the Teza tea fields. After that, you should check out the Kiganda royal gardens, one of the historical sanctuaries that contains information on the Treaty signed by the Germans and King MweziGisabo, the traditional ruler during that colonial era. Proceed to the royal inauguration grounds, where historical political rulers such as MutagaMbikije and MweziGisabo had their clubs. This place offers a rare opportunity to stroll over the magnificent, well-maintained royal grounds of ancient Burundi. Travel to Gitega in the afternoon and stay at the Tropitel Hotel Gitega.
Day 3: Gishora Drum Sanctuary – Gitega National Museum
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After breakfast, you’ll travel to the Gishora drum sanctuary, the Burundi National Museum, the Catholic Village of Mushasha, colonial-era administrative buildings, the BUDECA Coffee Factory, and the Catholic Village.
Day 4: Karera Waterfalls
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Rutana so you can see the breathtaking Karera waterfalls. From there, you’ll continue on to Makamba to see the “Agasimbo dancers,” who perform a dance native to the country’s southern regions, before arriving in Nyanza-Lac for the night.
Day 5: Muhweza Hot Springs – Rumonge Natural Reserve
Travel to the Rumonge Natural reserve for monkey trekking and bird watching, then on to the Muhweza hot springs and the palm oil industry after a morning spent exploring the Nyanza-Lac fishing hamlet and Burton-Speke memorial. Stay at the Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort for the Night!
Day 6: Source Of The River Nile
In the morning, you should travel to Rutovu to see the place where the Nile, Africa’s longest and the world’s second-longest river, begins: a not-so-small woodland with a river stream confirmed by multiple studies, including the BBC. Stopping in at a Mugamba family’s home on the way back to Bujumbura can let you get a feel for local living. Stay at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika or the Safari Gate Hotel.
Day 7: Airport Departure
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight.
End of the 7 Days in Burundi