Umubano Tours Burundi

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    Discover Burundi in 7 Days


    Day1: Arrival.

    Arrive at the airport where we will meet you for transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Bujumbura.

    Day2: 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.

    Day3: Waterfall Visit and Burundi National Museum.

    After an early breakfast we drive toward the south to visit “Chutes de la Kagera” or the spectacular “Kagera Falls”. In the afternoon we travel to Gitega where we visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner.

    Day4: 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.

    Day5: 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.

    Day6: 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.

    Day7: Bujumbura City Tour.

    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 Bujumbura.

    Discover Rwanda and Burundi in 14 days


    Day1: Arrival

    Arrive at Bujumbura airport where you will be welcomed by our driver and local guide- transfer at the hotel- briefing dinner and overnight in Bujumbura.

    Day 2: 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- Night in Bujumbura.

    Day3: Waterfall Visit and Burundi National Museum.

    After an early breakfast we drive toward the south to visit “Chutes de la Kagera” or the spectacular “Kagera Falls”. In the afternoon we travel to Gitega to visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner.

    Day 4: 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- Night in Bujumbura.

    Day 5: Rusizi National Park- Transfer to Nyungwe NP in Rwanda.

    We take a short morning drive to Rusizi National Park. Here you will view hippos, sitatungas (antelope) and a wide variety of birds attracted to the wetland environment- We enjoy a relaxing breakfast before we proceed to Nyungwe Forest, home to 13 primate species including chimpanzee, blue colobus, and golden monkeys- Night in Nyungwe.

    Day 6 and 7: Primate Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

    After a very early breakfast we head off to begin the forest trek searching for chimpanzees, blue monkeys, and golden monkeys among others. After your time in forest we travel on to Butare or Uwinka for dinner and an overnight stay.- The second day in Nyungwe will be dedicated for Colobus monkeys and other small primate tracking. We will have also the opportunity to visit the tea plantation in Gisakura.

    Day 8: Butare the National Museum of Rwanda.

    After break fast we will leave Nyungwe for Kigali with a stop over in Butare for visiting the National Museum and here you will be entertained by a traditional Rwandan dancers group called ‘’Intore’’ After we transfer to Kigali- Night in Kigali.

    Day 9: Kigali.

    After Break fast- short city tour of Kigali- visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum in Gisozi. Here you will learn what happened in Rwanda during 1994. The Museum pays not only particular attention to the Rwandan Genocide, but to the other genocides that have been inflicted on a number of populations around the world. After a relaxing lunch in Kigali we proceed to Ruhengeri the home of mountain gorillas- Night in Musanze.

    Day 10: Gorilla Trekking.

    Trekking in the forest on the edge of the Virunga mountain chain to find one of the last mountain gorilla families in the world. After spending a magical hour with one of the most amazing species found anywhere in the world we visit the Diana Fossey Tomb site.

    Day 11: Golden Monkeys Tracking - Lake Kivu.

    After Break Fast will have another forest trekking to fund the Golden monkeys, after the trekking we will visit a pygmies village and then transfer to Gisenyi to Relax at the shore of Lake Kivu. O/N in Gisenyi

    Day 12: Short trip boat ride in Lake Kivu

    After Break Fast we will have short Boat ride in lake kivu- If possible we will also Visit the town of in the Congo DRC- Back to Gisenyi and Transfer back to Gisenyi for over night.

    Day 13: After Break Fast- Transfer to Kigali.

    After breakfast we will transfer you to Kigali and after lunch in Kigali- we offer optional excursions around Kigali including a final shopping trip to purchase hand-made Rwandan crafts, or a trip to the Kigali suburb markets. You are free to spend your last day in Kigali exploring the many sights- Overnight in Kigali.

    Day 14: Personal Good bye – and Transfer at the airport for departure flight.


    4 Days Tour to Bujumbura from Kigali


    Day 1: Bujumbura.

    After breakfast we depart Kigali for Bujumbura via Gitega.

    Day2: Kagera Falls.

    After an early breakfast, we drive toward the south of Burundi to visit “Chutes de la Kagera” or the spectacular “Kagera Falls”. After lunch we return to Gitega where we visit the Burundi National Museum. After the visit we transfer to the hotel before dinner.

    Day3: Discovering Bujumbura and the Surrounding Region.

    We spend a morning visiting the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi, 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. We spend the night relaxing by the beach on Lake Tanganyika.

    Day 4: Kigali.

    We travel back to Kigali with a short stop in Butare to visit the Rwandan National Museum and entertainment by Intore dancers.
    After the visit to the museum we will proceed to Kigali for your evening out bound flight.

    RWANDA -BURUNDI: 10 Days Tour


    Day 01: Kigali-Musanze

    Arrival at Kigali, meet our Driver guide on the air port, tour briefings and details, transfer to Musanze (former Ruhengeri) the closer town to Park National de Volcans. Overnight (Dinner)

    Day 02: Gorilla trekking

    Visit of Virunga National park by mean of attraction you can get alternative options like: Gorilla trek, Golden monkey, Mount Bisoke & Karisimbi hike. Overnight in Musanze ( Break Fast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Day 03: Musanze-Lake Kivu

    Transfer, Ruhengeri to Gisenyi (Called the land of bat) where you will get boat cruise in Kivu Lake, which has Many land mass with extremely interesting characteristics of fauna and flora. In the late afternoon you will go visit the hot water spring and local fishermen. Overnight on Lake kivu.

    Day 04: Lake Kivu- Akagera

    Transfer, Gisenyi to Kigali and have a city tour which include the traditional hand craft shopping, the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site and the Dr. Richard KANTE museum. Lunch at African bite or equivalent. After lunch transfer to Akagera. Overnight at Akagera Game lodge.

    Day 05: Akagera-Kigali

    Akagera National Park game viewing. Later had lunch time and driver to Kigali, Overnight in Kigali.

    Day 06: Kigali- Nyungwe

    Transfer, Kigali to Butare, Visit of Nyanza cultural museum and Butare historical museum (with wonderful dances of Intore), after lunch transfer to Nyungwe, Overnight at Gisakura Guest house.

    Day 07: Chimps, Canopy walk Colobus monkey

    Visit Nyungwe where you can be in contact with many primate like ( Chimpanzee, Collobus, Golden Monkey, etc), Walk on the third African Canopy which is 150m long, and 50m up from the land. Over night in Nyungwe.

    Day 08: Nyungwe - Bujumbura

    Transfer to Burundi, Tour of Bujumbura city, Tanganyika with water sports, including sailing, water-skiing and fishing. Overnigh in Bujumbura.

    Day 09. Bujumbura-Gombe

    Burundi exclusive driver with exceptional and special site like (museums and the Islamic Cultural Center, excellent market. Around 10km (6.2 miles) south of the city, a stone marks the historic meeting-place of Stanley and Livingstone. Over night at Hotel club du lac. Or in alternative you can be Transfer to Gombe, have game driver with a picnic lunch then overnight at Gombe stream Hotel or equivalent.

    Day 10: Gombe-Bujumbura/Kigali

    Driver for departure to Bujumbura Air port Either if in Gombe driver to Kigoma or driver back to Bujumbura Air port or in Kigali for your out bound flights.

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