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BURUNDI ECO-TOURS and VACATIONS

DAY 1: Kigali City - Bujumbura 
After Your arrival to Bujumbura you will have, 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. Dinner and overnight in Bujumbura. 
 
DAY 2: Cultural Tour of Bujumbura 
This morning, we visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington. A visit to a local general goods market, the craft centre and downtown Bujumbura.Dinner and overnight at Lac Tanganyika  
 
DAY 3: Kibira National Park Burundi 
Visit Kibira Forest National Park, for a guided nature walks in this park of animalsí species. Lunch. In the afternoon, another exploration of the park before returning to Bujumbura for overnight.Dinner and overnight at Lac Tanganyika  
 
DAY 4: Source of the River Nile
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. If Time allows us, visit Ruvubu Forest area for some unusual animal and bird species. Dinner and overnight. 
 
DAY 5:Bujumbura - Kigali
Morning check-in for yourflight. Fly Out from Bujumbura or At the end of the tour return to Kigali and before you depart from Kigali,Your Guide will propose you the visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre which gives you a complete testemony about the 1994 Rwandan genocide where over 1 million people were killed in 100 days. End of your trip. 
 
VISIT MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND EXPERIENCE CULTURE IN BURUNDI 
 
Day 1: Arrive. Meet, Greet And Transfer To Your Hotel To Check-In. 
Half day tours in Bujumbura, to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Islam Culture Centre; the main attraction of the City, Lake Tanganyika. 
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
 
Day 2: Cultural Tour Of Bujumbura 
This morning, we visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington. A visit to a local general goods market, the craft centre and downtown Bujumbura. 
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
 
Day 3: Kibira National Park Burundi 
Visit Kibira Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of animals species. Lunch. In the afternoon, another exploration of the park before returning to Bujumbura for overnight. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
 
Day 4: To Kigali, Rwanda 
Drive eastwards to Kigali in Rwanda. Drive through hills and turns, continuing to the border with Rwanda and on to Butare. Lunch while there and visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive late afternoon. [Approximate driving time: 8 hours] 
Overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines, which was very significant in fighting genocide. (HB) 
 
Day 5: Kigali To Parc National De Volcans 
Morning in Kigali city tour, there after go for Lunch. In the afternoon, drive the three hours North of Kigali to Kinigi through Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours] O/N: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB) 
 
Day 6: Parc National Des Volcans 
Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. O/N: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB) 
 
Day 7: Parc National Des Volcans To Kigali 
In Parc National des Volcans: Either go gorilla tracking (on payment of US$500 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking), or do any of the following options, at extra cost: Track the golden monkeys or climb the awesome Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, or visit local communities. Alternatively for those who are not up to it, simply relax at Camp.  
After the trekking, lunch at Ruhengeri and transfer to Kigali. On your way to Kigali, several stops will be made to admire the scenery. Rwanda is the country with over thousand hills! O/N: Hotel Chez Lando or Hotel des Mille Collines (B-L-D). 
 
Day 8: Kigali Visit And Departure 
Pick up at your hotel, you will have your Kigali city trip including the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure. (BB) 
 
 
Burundi - Ugandas and Rwanda tour; culture, nature and wildlife - 10 days 
This tour covers Burundi, Rwanda and Congo or Uganda. The main tour attraction includes gorilla trekking, nature tours, game drive and cultural experiences. The itinerary here is very attractive to an enthusiast if African wildlife, culture and the beautiful nature scenery at the region between central and east Africa. Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda is a breath taking nature destination on this safari; has a wonderful scenic view and gets you closer to a cultural experience with the pygmies of Uganda - the Batwa people. 
 
Burundi, Uganda And Rwanda Tour - 10 Days 
 
Day 1: Arrival Bujumbura 
Arrive. Meet, greet and transfer to your hotel to check-in. 
Half day tours in Bujumbura, to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Explorers Memorial, the Islam Culture Centre; City Hall; President's Office and the main attraction of the City: Lake Tanganyika. 
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
Day 2: Kibira National Park Burundi 
Visit Kibira Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of few animals species. Time permitting, visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
Day 3: To Kigali, Rwanda 
Drive eastwards to Kigali in Rwanda. Drive through hills and turns, continuing to the border with Rwanda and on to Butare. Lunch while there and visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive late afternoon. [Approximate driving time: 8 hours]. 
Overnight: Hotel Chez Lando or Hotel des Mille Collines (B-L-D). 
Day 4: Kigali To Parc National De Volcans 
Morning in Kigali, do some shopping and have Lunch. In the afternoon, drive the two hours North of Kigali to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]. 
Overnight: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel Ruhengeri/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B-L-D). 
Day 5: In Parc National Des Volcans 
Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort.  
Overnight: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel Ruhengeri/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B-L-D). 
Day 6: To Uganda 
Transfer to Kisoro and on to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda. Approximate driving time: 2 hours] Either guided nature walk in Gahinga or climb a volcano, visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda and other lakes in the area, surrounded by the Virunga volcanoes, take a walk on the shores. Lunch in Kisoro. Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel (FB). 
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking In Uganda Or Congo 
After Breakfast 
EITHER: Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo, Ishongi or Congo (on payment of US$500 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking, and visa fees for those visiting Congo) or go for a guided nature walk in the forest for butterflies, plant and bird species; or climb a volcano or simply relax at the camp! In the afternoon visit the Batwa pigmies, a local animist communist that is almost extinct. See their cultures. 
Transfer to Congo Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans de Djomba. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Late lunch on return. 
Dinner and overnight at the Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro on a Full Board basis. 
Day 8: Lake Mutanda To Lake Bunyonyi 
Breakfast and, transfer to lake Bunyonyi for scenic views of the most beautiful lake in the region, visit the Batwa pigmies, take a boat on the lake to see fishing villages and other local communities. Overnight: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (FB). 
Day 9: Back To Rwanda 
Start early for Kigali in Rwanda via Katuna boarder this time. Go for a tour of the city including a visit to a genocide memorial and the art and craft centre. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]  
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is an attractive city spread over many hills for which Rwanda is well known. The City has a pleasant, buoyant air and its people are some of the most friendly in the world. The markets, the handicraft shops and the genocide sites are some of the main places of interest. The range of hotels and restaurants is steadily increasing. Time permitting, visit the Nyabugogo market, the Moslem quarter in Nyamirambo, the Franco-Rwanda cultural centre and a genocide memorial. Overnight: Hotel Chez Lando or Mille Collines Hotel (B-L-D). 
Day 10: Airport Transfer - Depart 
Transfer to the airport for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 30mins]. 
 
 
 
Burundi tour - Source of the Nile, Lake Tanganyika and Bujumbura 
This safari takes you to the source of the Nile in Burundi, Nature tour around Lake Tanganyika and a cultural tour in Bujumbura capital city. 
The Source Of The River Nile in Burundi is locate t Rutovu 120km to the west of Bujumbura - this is thought to be the true Source of the mighty River Nile. 
 
Day 1: Arrive At Bujumbura 
Arrive. Meet, greet and transfer to your hotel to check-in. 
Half day tours in Bujumbura, to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Explorers Memorial, the Islam Culture Centre; City Hall; President's Office and the main attraction of the City: Lake Tanganyika. 
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
Day 2: Source Of The River Nile At Rutovu 
Drive 120km to visit the site thought to be the true Source of the Nile at Rutovu. Return to Bujumbura in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
Day 3: Cultural Tour Of Bujumbura And Fly Out 
This morning, we visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington. A visit to a local general goods market, the craft centre and downtown Bujumbura. 
 
 
Burundi Culture and Nature tour - 3 days 
Kibira national park in burundi is ideal for nature tours. You shall go fo a guided nature walk in the forest and also tour the suburbs of bujumbura city to the huge rock commemorating the meeting between explorers Livingston and Stanley in 1871. 
 
Day 1: Arrive Bujumbura 
Arrive. Meet, greet and transfer to your hotel to check-in. 
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. 
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
Day 2: Kibira National Park Burundi 
Visit Kibira Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of few animals species. Time permitting, visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Livingston and Stanley in 1871. 
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
Day 3: Aiprot Transfer - Depart 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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