5Days/4 Nights: Source of Nile-Karera waterfalls-Gishora Drum Sanctuary

Bujumbura city

Bujumbura City

Day 1: Arrive In Bujumbura

Half day tour in Bujumbura, Cultural Tour of Bujumbura Morning, we visit Rusizi national park where a possible boat tour in Rusizi river can let you explore closer the hippo, numerous birds and the joining point between Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika;Belvedere Climb offering a nice view of Bujumbura city ,Independance hero mounument.After we visit explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Stanley and Livingstone. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel or similar.

After breakfast, we take the direction to the Source of Nile, and then Karera waterfalls .On our route, magnificent tea plantations and landscapes will make you carry your camera ready for pictures.

After karera waterfalls, drive to Gitega, the second town and colonial capital of Burundi. Visit of Gitega National Museum with its collection of artefacts, Gitega city administrative offices,Catholic location of Mushasha and its different schools, Overnight at Orange or Helena Hotel.

Day3: Gitega – Gishora

After breakfast visit of the drum sanctuary of Gishora. 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 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 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. Get there a lot of information will be provided by Mr Antime who has travelled a lot of countries across the world exhibiting the image of Burundi with his drum.
Here drummers’ performance can be watched. Lunch at Gitega city .After lunch, visit of the city .Gitega is the second largest town of the country, with its typical colonial architecture. It hosts the National Museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections

After drive towards Bujumbura for overnight at Club du lac Hotel or similar

Day 4: Kigwena reserves –Rumonge fishermen

After breakfast, drive to Kigwena National Reserve for a walk in the forest to search for its flora and fauna

which includes chimpanzees and monkeys including the owl faced monkeys and baboons,

After visit, lunch at Blue Bay for lunch and beach relaxation (tennis court,swimming ,beach volley) .

Drive back to Bujumbura for overnight at Club du lac Tanganyika Hotel or similar

Day 5:  Airport transfer

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