Okapi Tour and Travel company's Burundi tour is typically 7 days:
Burundi is geographically at the heart of Africa but, sadly, has also been at the heart of African horrors in recent years. Here is a country of wonderful landscapes, from mountaintops to forests, huge lakes to tropical plateau. Burundi’s situation is improving. The democratically elected government in 2005 is engaged in peace talks and has announced applauded measures, such as that of introducing free education and tourism promotion.
Burundi things to do with us
We offer three to seven days itineraries. Visitors will be shown the jewels of Burundi by our knowledgeable driver and guide in either a 4X4 vehicle or minibus. Our company takes travelers to Karera Falls to marvel at the misty waters crashing below, Rusizi National park, where hippos, antelopes and exotic birds reside and to Belvedere a look out over Lake Tanganyika and Bujumbura. Travelers will also embark on a city tour of Bujumbura, relax on her idyllic beaches and get some souvenir shopping done in Gitega. While touring with us in Bujumbura Tourist can admire the country's diverse flora and fauna, from Savannah to steppers, mountain forests to blooming fields, Including Chutes the source of Nile and seduced by the scenic and fun pleasures of Lake Tanganyika, where (in normal circumstances) cafes and restaurants line the lake. Here, there are some opportunities for water sports, including sailing, waterskiing and fishing.
Day 1. Arrival.
Arrive at the airport where we will meet you for transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Bujumbura.
Day 2. Rusizi National Park.
After breakfast we take a short drive to Rusizi National Park . Here you can view hippos, sitatungas (antelope) and a wide variety of birds attracted to the wetland environment. During the afternoon, you are free to relax at your hotel.
Day 3. Waterfall Visit and Burundi National Museum.
After an early breakfast we drive toward the south to visit “Chutes de la Karera” or the spectacular Karera Falls”. In the afternoon we travel to Gitega where we visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Day 4. Discovering Bujumbura and the Surrounding Area
After breakfast we visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi. We then climb to the “Belvedere” on the top of the hill, a dominating point of Bujumbura, offering a unique view over Lake Tanganyika. After lunch, we drive ten kilometres south to visit "La Pierre de Stanley et Livingstone" the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorer Stanley uttered the infamous “Dr Livingstone, I presume” on meeting the legendary Scotsman. This was on 25th November, 1871.
Day 5. Rurubu National Park.
After breakfast we drive to Rurubu National Park, the largest protected area in northern Burundi. Rurubu National Park neighbors Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda and is the largest rainforest in Burundi with wonderful hiking opportunities and views. Late in the afternoon we proceed to Bujumbura.
Day 6. Kibira Forest National Park.
After breakfast we drive to Kibira Forest National Park for a walk in the forest. In the afternoon we travel to Bujumbura and transfer to Lake Tanganyika and relax at Saga Beach with entertainment by Burundi Drummers while enjoying a cold drink. Here, a boat tour on the Lake Tanganyika can be arranged, and for swimmers this may be an opportunity to swim in the lake. After some shopping we transfer to the airport for departure and sadly say our personal good byes after what will have been a fantastic experience in Africa.
Price for two pax: $1450 including the vehicle 4by4, all permits, all taxes to the government people, all activities fees, the boat ride in Tanganyika lake and guiding why not tips?