Rusisi National Park – Burundi Safaris : Self Drive East Africa.

Rusizi national park is one of the mist visited national park in Burundi by international tourists as well as the locals. The park is official known as Parc national de la Rusizi and found in the Rusizi plains in the north of Lake Tanganyika. Rusizi national park is only 15km north-west of Bujumbura city. Rusizi Park is a few kilometers to Democratic Republic of Congo border.

Lions in Masai maraRusizi National Park in Burundi is commonly known as Parc National de la Rusizi and is situated 15 kilometers in the north-west of Bujumbura City. The park is divided into two parts; the larger part lies on the eastern bank of Rusizi River whereas the smaller part forms the delta of Rusizi at the entrance point of Lake Tanganyika.

The park is a ramser site that was first gazette in order to protect the hippos that thrived at the river Rusizi delta, as well as other wild animals in the area that include among others sitatungas, Gustave as well as the Nile crocodiles. Ther are 200 species of birds estimated to reside in the park and some of them include Sharpe’s pied babbler, red chested sunbird, and weaver among so many others.
There are various activities that tourists could take part in while in Rusizi Park. The following are some of the activities in Rusizi;

Walking safaris

Walking safaris in Rusizi Park are a great way to explore the park. Walking safaris in the park are done in the guidance of an armed ranger guide in addition to your safari guide. Walking safaris enable travellers to explore the park and see a number of flora and fauna in the park like antelopes, various monkey species as well as birds among so much more in the park. The guides will share their knowledge about the part greatly and answer all your questions that may have at all times.

Bird watching

There are about 200 species poof birds roaming Rusizi Park that travelers visiting the park can take time to see while on a bird watching activity. Bird watching has travelers going through tracks and paths in the park while in search of various bird species. Having a bird guide with you as well as a pair of good binoculars has travelers spotting more colorful species of birds even those that are quite far off. Among the birds you will see in the park include among others Sharpe’s pied babbler, red chested sunbird and baglafetch weaver, as well as migrant birds like the white winged tern.

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Boat safaris

Boat safaris can be done on Rusizi River in Rusizi Park. Boat safaris are a great way to spot more animals like serried ranges of hippos as well as the Nile crocodiles. Aquatic birds can also be seen, as well as other park animals at the shores as they come for a dip or drink to quench their thirst.

Sport fishing

Sport fishing can be done on Rusizi River where travelers can let go to catch or decide to have it cooked for them, or better yet cook it yourself or roast it. One needs a license to be allowed to do sport fishing while in the park. Make sure to have your tour operator get you a license to be able to take part in the activity while in the park.

Best time to Visit Rusizi National Park

Planning the safari holiday to Rusizi National Park located in Central Africa geographically & economically located within the eastern African Community and the climatic conditions favors two seasons and visitors are advised to Visit during the dry season the spot out various Tourists attractions in Rusizi Burundi.
The dry season is June to September and is practically the best time to have safari walks although wild fires are common. The rainy season takes on for the rest of the year since the country lies in tropical Central Africa.

How to Get around Rusizi National Park

Rusizi National park is located 15km the north-west of Bujumbura, a few kilometers to the border with DR Congo. The Bujumbura- Uvira highway crosses the park, dividing the park into two sections. Rusizi National Park Burundi can be accessed through various routes and Roads, as it can be accessed by road and airline basing from Democratic republic of Congo Bukavu, or Rwanda or via Airlines to Burundi International airport in Bujumbura the capital city.

Safari Lodges & Accommodations in Rusizi National park.

In Burundi there are various Safari Lodges, Hotels, Accommodations facilities where you may seek overnight stay before or after the Burundi Safari once booked with a trusted local Safari Company. Find the complete of Hotels in Burundi near Rusizi National Park & River Rusizi lodges.