Bujumbura – Bujumbura, the capital city, is on the famous Lake Tanganyika, considered to be the second largest and second deepest fresh water lake after Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is also one of the most important ports on the Lake. The lake offers water sports activities, including fishing, sailing, and water-skiing. It also provides facilities for golf, horse riding, tennis, and mountain biking and other acitivities. You can view buildings with architecture dating from the German colonial period, including the Postmaster’s House. Another attraction not to miss is the Living Museum (museé vivant); a recreated open-air village and museum exhibiting Burundian culture and art, but its most popular feature is the zoo. It houses snakes, crocodiles, chimpanzees and a leopard. Visitors can touch the chimps and some of the snakes. Some interesting attractions to include in this area are the Cankuzo Gisagara Nature Reserve; the Islamic Cultural Centre; and the market.
Gitega - The second largest town in Burundi is Gitega. Popular attractions include the National Museum; the craft village; and the Gitega Art School where, paintings, sculptures and ceramics are made. Unique drumming performances can also be seen in Gitega. Close by, at Giheta, there is an artistic centre for leather goods, ceramic and wood carvings. A day trip from Gitega is recommended to the Chutes de la Kalera, close to Rutana, which are outstanding in the rainy season.
Landscapes – A few miles from Rutana, a magnificent landscape caused by a major collapse through which extends an unexpected panorama of the vast Kumoso depression, below. There are a few stones from the old boma that the Germans had built on these heights.
Teza - It is an ideal destination for travelers seeking to relate their memories for the most beautiful landscapes of Burundi. Located on the edge of the forest of Kibira, tea plantations, only a few striated passageways for pickers form a carpet of bright green like sheep in the midst of the darkest stretches of dense forest clinging to neighboring vertices. Some tall pines, a cultivated valley below and above, barracks for collectors and tea workers indicate that comes close to the treatment plant.
Lake Tanganyika -There is much to say about this inland sea known as Lake Tanganyika: Twelve million years of age, the deepest after lake Baikal, the largest reserve of liquid fresh water, this lake has been created time of great scientific interest due to the enormous extent of its biological diversity, often endemic.
Although scientific interest, but certainly as tourist attractions, with its sandy beaches, its azure blue waters, sunshine to go all year, this huge area that does not disdain the yachts in the Mediterranean.
Beaches – The beaches along the Lake Tanganyika in Burundi are very attractive with powdery white sand. The most popular beaches are Saga Beach, Kalera Beach, and is about 5km (3.1 miles) north-west of the capital. The Saga Beach Resort has several large restaurants and a beach bar. Initially the beach was known as Plage des Cocotiers (Coconut Beach) but later it came to be known as Saga Beach.
Source Du Nil – See Burundi’s own pyramid, it also marks the southernmost source of the Nile at Kasumo.
Fauna and Flora - Due to the fact that Burundi has mountains and plains with close to a large inland water mass, it creates a number of micro-climates, supporting a wide variety of vegetation. The rich fauna include antelopes, buffalo and sometimes hippo and crocodiles can be seen from the shore of the lake.
Kibira National Park – Primary forest protected since 1933, this parc is a forest reserve that covers and protects the northern part of the ridge that separates the waters of Tanganyika from those of the Nile. He has a great diversity of flora, contains some varieties of monkeys and consistently contributes to the regulation of rainfall resources of the entire area. It offers great opportunities for hiking discovery. and the artificial lake Rwegura those sports.
Ruvubu National Park – alternating hills and wooded gallery forests, this park contains all that remains of the fauna of the savannas of Burundi, once abundant and varied, but has ceded most of its fields to humans. One can still observe: hippopotamus, buffalo, antelope, waterbuck, bushbuck, giant forest hog, colobus monkeys, bush pigs, warthogs, baboons, monkeys, duikers, baboons etc … … and an even wider variety of birds.
Rusizi National Park – Subdivided into sectors and sector Palmeraie, with as rich a rich flora, even in endemic species (Hyphaene bengellesisie) and the Delta area, the wetland serves as a breeding place for many birds migrateurs. C is therefore to Once an area of scientific interest, area and rest area discovered on the outskirts of Bujumbura.
Reserves and protected areas – Include the forest Kigwena nature reserve, the source of the Nile, the forest Bururi natural reserve , that of Monge, and Rumonge ,the Rwihinda managed nature reserve,flaws Nyakazu natural monument , the falls Karera natural monument , at Mukungu-Rukambasi landscapes protected , Mabanda-Nyanza-Lac, and Gisagara Kunusu.
Bird Watching – About 200km from Bujumbura in the north-east of Burundi is Kirundo, a region with widespread depressions scattered with many lakes and abundant bird life, with names like Cohoha, Rweru and Rwihinda (nicknamed ‘Birds Lake’ because of the sheer quantity of birds that settle there), Kacamirinda and Kanzigiri, which can be explored by canoe. A wide variety of birds can also be seen in the Kibira National Park. Other tourist attractions of the north-east include the Intore as well as performers.
Thermal Pools at Kilemba – Many travellers visit Kilemba for the Kibabi Hot Springs which is about 15 km (9.3 miles) from the town. There are a number of pools, each one with a different water temperature. The hottest one is nearly 100°C (212 °F). Not far from the pools, going uphill there is a waterfall with another pool. The hot springs are distributed in a fanciful way through the territory of Burundi. They are found in the northwest, as Ruhwa, north to Rwegura, or center as to Gisagara. But the great sources seem to concentrate in the south, where, on the bases of Mount Kibimba we locate thermal waters of Muyange and Muhwezi, that are considered the most famous of the country, while a bit for from there we have Mugara themal waters of “Mugara” that once development, would offer tremendous opportunities.
Nyakazu Break and the Karera Falls -The natural Forest Reserves of Rumonge, Kigwena and Mugara are being developed to rehabilitate and house chimpanzees and cercopithecuses. The thermal waterfalls in the Mugara reserve will give you a natural massage simply by taking a shower! The Karera Waterfalls near Mwishanga, and Nyakazu Waterfall, all located in southeastern Burundi in Rutana province, well worth a visit. All located in a magnificent setting, where majestic mountains join the mystery of forest galleries that surround them, these falls offer a fascinating spectacle, especially when the sun raises unannounced Rainbows in the sky.