Burundi Safari Tours – Self Drive Wildlife Trips

The City of Bujumbura was originally a small village, from which the German military establishment in East Africa subsequently grew in 1889. After the end of the First World War, the city became the administrative center of the Belgian mandate of the Society of the Peoples of Rwanda and Uruguay. At first, the city was called Usumbura, which was later changed to Bujumbura, when Burundi became an independent country in 1962.

The City of Bujumbura is the start point for major Self drive Safaris in Burundi with Car Rental Burundi. We do have offices at airport which makes it not necessary to have arrange Airport transfer to the depot for your car.

Burundi Safari is only complete if you visit the most lovely destinations for Wildlife watching in Rusizi National Park , Lake Tanganyika for boat cruiser.

Things to Do in Burundi

Ruvubu National Park

is the largest in Burundi and covers an area of over 500 square kilometers. The park, which was founded in 1980, is home to some of the most majestic and impressive wildlife in the country including beasts such as hippos, buffalo and crocodiles.

The park is also known for its variety of rare plants and flowers as well as the birdlife that migrates to the region throughout the year. Preservation of the park is one of the country’s top concerns, so much so that humans have been evacuated from the area. The park is well equipped for camping and is easily accessible by road.

Kibira National Park

This lies within a fascinating location between 1,500m and 2,600m in altitude. The park is largely occupied by primeval rain forest and was once used as a sacred hunting ground by the country’s former kings. Today however, it is another of Burundi’s protected areas where vast amounts and varieties of wildlife make their homes. The forest, and the rivers and streams that flow through it, support animals such as baboons, chimps and more than 200 kinds of bird species. The park is commonly visited by tourists who first pass through the large tea plantations in Teza; these are an attraction in their own right Read More

Kigwena Natural Forest

This is conveniently located on the National Route no.3 in the Rumonge commune of Burundi and covers an area of more than 3,000 hectares. The forest here is dense and it feels like an adventure just to step foot in. Inhabiting the forest are a number of baboons, monkeys and various species of butterflies and birds. A guided tour of the forest is available through the country’s Environmental and Conservation Institute.