Burundi Safaris – Wildlife Watching & Cultural Safari Experiences.

Self Drive East Africa Recommended Luxury  & Mid range Journeys to Burundi. Rwanda and Burundi Cultural & Wildlife Safari Luxury Small Group Self Drive Safaris in Burundi or Car rental with a driver inclusive of hotels and lodges . Dont miss the ultimate small-group travel experience in East Africa while traveling in 4×4 Safari landcruiser.

Top National Park to explore on Burundi Safari

Burundi Safaris always start with the great adventure of Bujumbura City Tour. Its close to Lake Tanganyika which is the deepest lake in the world sharing its waters with Tanzania.  All Burundi Safaris offered by Self drive East Africa start from Bujumbura city and connect to the new capital city of Gitega which is close to the Drum centre and other national parks listed below that are recommended to be safe for adventures.

Ruvubu National Park,  The Ruvubu National Park covers the widest area in Burundi. The majestic wildlife present in this park makes up for the Ruvubu National park. The transportation to the park is easy and there are camping facilities available here. Hippos, elephants, tigers, etc

Kibira national park was used as a part of the hunting of animals in the earlier times as it holds some of the most exotic and rarest species of animals. A large number of birds are also to be found in the Kibira national park. One can also experience tea plantations on the sides of the Kibira national park.

Chimpanzee Tracking

Burundi Safaris

Burundi is best known for the unique Reservation of the historical background and these include the Gitega National Museum holds the ancient history of the colonial times of Burundi and it preserves its history in the best way. The Gitega national museum has all the artifacts and documents related to the past. There are accommodations for all ranges and budgets and all kinds of people can afford it. People come to this place after a Burundi Safari Tour or the game reserve.

Gishora Drum Sanctuary,  is a place that is best for safaris and drum sanctuary located in Gishora. The drums play an important role in the history of Gishora. The Burundi culture is well depicted here and it also holds the palace of the late kings here.

Burundi has forest reserves that are also recommended to be visited while on an adventure to Burundi , these include the following that self drive East Africa team has explored on their own.

Bururi National Reserve Safari Tour which consists of wet forests for animals and a large number of migratory birds. To beat the scorching heat, people come here to the reserve as it is in higher altitudes and refreshing to be in summers.

Kigwena Natural Forest, has all types of trees and plants growing in it. The forest is located in a denser part and baboons, monkeys and different species of butterflies are some of the species to be found here. The trees and huge and their roots come to the ground creating a dense Look in the forest.


Amboseli National Park

Other Beautiful places to visit on Burundi Safari

Mountain Heha, People who are adventurous should give a visit to Mountain Heha as it is the highest mountain range located in Burundi and provides an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing. The views all around the place are beautiful and amazing.

Saga Beach, The warm waters of the beach make it a must-visit spot for visitors and the natural surrounding that engulfs it increase the attractive nature of the beach. During weekends, locals surround the beach and the atmosphere becomes fun and lively.

Chutes De La Kerera fallsr, The place is known for the four amazing falls that make up the Chutes De la Karera. It is possible to walk through the Kerera waterfalls and enjoy the waters. All four falls are at different heights and people should be careful when they are in this place.

Safari VansSafari Vans (Omni Bus) 135$

An adventure to Burundi is unique in group safari to explore wildlife & Chimpanzees with the help of experienced team of Self Drive East Africa. Rent a mini van for long term adventure in Rwanda and Burundi with experts- travel like local in 9 seater Safari Van, diesel, working Ac & 4×4 .

Landcruiser Rental in TanzaniaLAND CRUISER PRADO @ 115$

Toyota Landcruiser  Prado TX / TZ  with Rooftop tent or pop up roof for unique adventure around Burundi on Long term rental from Self Drive East Africa! This jeep is recommended even on projects and family get ways  in Burundi.  Toyota Landcruiser Prado is automatic, Petrol.


Toyota Landcruiser 76 series recommended to self drive safaris Rusizi National Park & Kibira National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, Wildlife watching and the birding experiences close to the Gitega city for the drum local experiences in a Pop up roof landcruiser manual jeep on long term from 145$.

Hotels in Kigali

Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

The hotel is located in a wide park that ends up on a marvelous beach on the banks of the Lake Tanganyika. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area for your convenience; certain units include views of the pool or garden. Rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bath. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika features free WiFi throughout the property. There is free shuttle service at the property and you can as well play tennis at this hotel. Recommended on Bujumbura City tour

Recommended Hotels in Burundi- Safaris Burundi

Self Drive East Africa acknowledges that the hotels in Burundi are not more developed like the case for Kenya and Tanzania. There are few hotels in Burundi and we recommend that you always book in advance to avoid issues of availability! Find the list of top hotels in Burundi.

Dolce Vita Resort Hotel

The hotel is Located in Bujumbura, 6.3 km from Musee Vivant, Dolce Vita Resort Hotel has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. The property is around 2.6 km from Big Church, 2.9 km from Church (Eglise Vivant de Jabe) and 3.1 km from INECN Jabe national conservation offices. The property provides pool views, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Hotels in KigaliAt the hotel, the rooms include a desk. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and a hairdryer, the rooms at Dolce Vita Resort Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms contain a balcony. Guest rooms have a closet. The accommodation has a sun terrace. Children Home is 3.4 km from Dolce Vita Resort Hotel, while Institute of Public Health is 3.9 km from the property.

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Hotel Kangaroo

The hotel is located in Bujumbura, 4.8 km from Musee Vivant; Hotel Kangaroo Bujumbura provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel has a garden and a terrace. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, each room comes with a desk.

Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, guest rooms at Hotel Kangaroo Bujumbura have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms are equipped with a patio. All rooms include a closet. Continental and buffet breakfast options are available daily at the accommodation. Brarudi Brewery is a 20-minute walk from Hotel Kangaroo Bujumbura, while Big Church is 1.8 km away.

Roca Golf Hotel

Roca Golf Hotel is located at the Bujumbura Golf Course and features an outdoor pool, spa facilities and a restaurant. Bujumbura International Airport is within 10 minutes’ drive. The spacious and elegantly furnished rooms and suites come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and private bathroom. They feature views of the golf course or the pool.

The hotel’s buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week and also offers regular themed evenings. There is a cafe for refreshments and snacks during the day as well as an evening bar with terrace. Guests benefit from free access to the hotel’s fitness center, which offers basic equipment. For relaxation, the hotel has a day spa. Lake Tanganyika is a 5-minute drive away and the Rusizi Delta Nature Reserve is located 8.1 mi away.

New Agena Hotel

The hotel is located in Bujumbura, 5.3 km from Musee Vivant, New Agena Hotel provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center and a bar. Featuring a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1.8 km from Big Church and around 1.9 km from Church (Eglise Vivant de Jabe).

The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with an electric tea pot. Complete with a private bathroom, guest rooms at New Agena Hotel are equipped with air conditioning, and some rooms are equipped with a terrace. At New Agena Hotel guests are welcome to use a hot tub. INECN Jabe national conservation offices is 2.1 km from the hotel, while Brarudi Brewery is 2.3 km away.

Hotel Blue Velvet

The hotel is located in Bujumbura, 30 m from Lake Tanganyika, Hotel Blue Velvet provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace where they can enjoy views of the lake. The accommodations features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

All units are equipped with a TV with satellite channels, microwave, a coffee machine, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. All guest rooms include a wardrobe. Hotel Blue Velvet offers 3-star accommodations with a hot tub. Popular points of interest near the accommodations include South African Embassy, Bujumbura, La Tempete sports grounds and Parc des Reptiles Zoo. Hotel Blue Velvet is located 0.6 mi from the center of Bujumbura and 10 minutes from the airport.

Urban Lodge

Located in Bujumbura, 3.4 km from Musee Vivant, Urban Lodge provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Featuring a terrace, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around a 10-minute walk from Clinic, 1.8 km from Palais des Arts et de la Culture and 1.9 km from Doctors Rooms. The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. At the hotel, each room comes with a closet; Guests at Urban Lodge can enjoy a continental breakfast. Children Home is 2.1 km from the accommodation, while UNDP Offices is 2.1 km away.