Stellenbosch Wine Route
including the beautiful and highly recommended Spier Wine Estate.
Thursday (Day of arrival at Bujumbura International Airport)
13h15 : Arrival in Bujumbura with Ethiopian Airlines (or any other of your choice) 13h45 : Purchase your 1 month single entry Tourist Visa at Bujumbura Intl’ Airport 14h15 : Transfer from airport to Star Hotel located at the heart of Bujumbura City 14h30 : Arrival and check-in in one of Star Hotel’s luxurious rooms 15h00 : Late lunch at Star Hotel 17h00 : Small city tour of Bujumbura 18h00 : Small welcome drink at Ubuntu Residence 19h30 : Diner on the shores of Lake Tanganyika at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel 21h30 : Return to Star Hotel for a long-awaited good night sleep
Friday (Batwa Village – Kibira National Park – Teza Tea Plantation - Inanga)
07h00 : Continental breakfast at Star Hotel 08h00 : Departure for the Kibira National Park via the Batwa Pigmees Village 08h50 : Short stop and visit of the Batwa Pigmees Village at Bugesera - Bugarama 09h30 : Departure for the Kibira National Park - Teza 09h45 : Arrival and part 1 of the walk in the Kibira National Park - Teza 11h45 : End of the walk in the Kibira National Park - Teza 12h00 : Small tea break at Teza Tea Factory 12h30 : Departure for the Banga Country House 13h00 : Arrival and lunch at Banga Country House 14h30 : Departure for the part 2 of the walk in the Kibira National Park - Rwegura 16h00 : Arrival and part 2 of the walk in the Kibira National Park - Rwegura 17h30 : Departure for Le Paradis Hotel - Kayanza 18h30 : Arrival and check-in at Le Paradis Hotel - Kayanza 19h30 : Diner at Le Paradis Hotel over live entertainment with a traditional Inanga
Saturday (Basket weaving – 1st Female Dance - Local Wine – Intore Dance)
07h30 : Breakfast at Le Paradis Hotel - Kayanza 08h30 : Departure for the Igiseke basket weaving session - Kayanza 09h15 : Arrival at the Igiseke basket weaving session - Kayanza 10h00 : Departure for the 1st Female Traditional Dance performance - Ngozi 11h00 : Arrival at the 1st Female Traditional Dance performance - Ngozi 11h45 : End of the 1st Female traditional dance 12h00 : 1st Traditional lunch - Ngozi 14h30 : Departure for local wine factory 15h15 : Arrival and visit of local wine factory 16h00 : Departure for the Intore Warrior Dance - Kirundo 17h15 : Arrival and performance by the Intore Warrior dancers - Kirundo 13h00 : Departure for Chez Rwasa Hotel - Kirundo 18h30 : Arrival and check-in at Chez Rwasa Hotel - Kirundo 19h30 : Diner at Chez Rwasa Hotel - Kirundo
Sunday (Rwihinda Lake of Birds - Ruvubu National Park)
05h00 : Departure for bird watching at Rwihinda Lake of Birds - Kirundo 05h30 : Arrival and small canoe ride at Rwihinda Lake of Birds - Kirundo 07h00 : End of the tour and bird watching - Kirundo 07h30 : Breakfast at Chez Rwasa Hotel - Kirundo 08h30 : Departure for Ruvubu National Park - Muyinga/Cankuzo 10h30 : Arrival at Ruvubu National Park - Muyinga/Cankuzo 13h00 : Pic-nic/lunch at Ruvubu Camping Lodge 17h00 : End of park visit and departure for Agahimbare Hotel - Muyinga 18h30 : Arrival and check-in at Agahimbare Hotel - Muyinga 19h30 : Diner at Agahimbare Hotel - Muyinga
Monday (Gishora Sacred Drums – Gitega National Museum)
07h30 : Breakfast at Agahimbare Hotel - Muyinga 08h30 : Departure for the Gishora Sacred Drums - Gitega 10h00 : Arrival at Gitega city centre 11h00 : Arrival at the Royal Drumming Sanctuary of Gishora - Gitega 11h15 : Presentation on the history and meaning of the Gishora Royal Sanctuary 12h00 : Performance by the Gishora Sacred Drummers 12h30 : Traditional lunch at Gishora Royal Sanctuary - Gitega 13h30 : Demonstration on how the make and play a Burundi Traditional Drum 15h00 : End of the visit and departure for the Gitega National Museum 16h00 : Arrival and visit of the Gitega National Museum 17h00 : End of visit and departure for Orange Hotel – Gitega 17h30 : Arrival and check-in at Orange Hotel – Gitega 19h30 : Diner at Orange Hotel – Gitega
Tuesday (Burundi Royal Family, its heritage and rituals)
07h30 : Breakfast at Orange Hotel – Gitega 08h30 : Departure for small city tour of Gitega to discover our German heritage 10h00 : End of Gitega city tour and departure for the Rubumba Royal Burial Palace 11h30 : Arrival at the Rubumba Royal Burial Palace - Muramvya 12h30 : End of the Rubumba visit and departure for the Kiganda Peace Treaty site 13h30 : Arrival and pic-nic/lunch at the Kiganda Peace Treaty site 15h30 : Departure for the Agasumo Water Falls - Mwaro 16h30 : Arrival at the Agasumo Water Falls - Mwaro 17h00 : Departure for Iteka Hotel - Mwaro 18h00 : Arrival and check-in at Iteka Hotel - Mwaro 19h30 : Diner at Iteka Hotel - Mwaro
Wednesday (Source of the Nile – Muhweza Hot Springs)
08h00 : Breakfast at Iteka Hotel - Mwaro 09h00 : Departure for the Source of the Nile - Rutovu 10h30 : Arrival at the Source of the Nile 11h00 : Light lunch at the Source of the Nile 12h30 : 45 minute walk to the Muhweza Hot Springs 13h30 : Arrival and bath in the Muhweza Hot Springs 15h30 : Departure from the Muhweza Hot Springs 16h00 : Short introduction to a Burundi traditional family 18h00 : Arrival and check-in at Aïka Hotel - Rutana 19h30 : Diner Aïka Hotel - Rutana
Thursday (German Fault – Karera Water Falls – Agasimbo Dancers)
07h30 : Breakfast at Aïka Hotel - Rutana 08h30 : Departure for the German Fault - Nyakazu 10h30 : Arrival at the German Fault - Nyakazu 11h30 : Departure for the Karera Water Falls – Mpinga Kayove 12h30 : Arrival and visit of the 1st Water Fall 13h15 : Pic-nic/lunch at the Karera Water Falls 14h30 : Visit of the 2nd Water Fall 15h30 : Departure for the Agasimbo acrobatic dance - Makamba 16h30 : Arrival and performance from the Agasimbo dancers 17h30 : Departure for East Africa Hotel - Nyanza-Lac 18h15 : Arrival and check-in at East Africa Hotel - Nyanza-Lac 19h30 : Diner at East Africa Hotel - Nyanza-Lac
Friday (Fishing in Lake Tanganyika – Mugamba Traditional Family)
07h00 : Breakfast at East Africa Hotel - Nyanza-Lac 08h00 : Departure for boat tour in Lake Tanganyika 09h30 : End of boat tour and departure for Mvugo fishing village 10h00 : Arrival at Mvugo fishing village 11h00 : Departure for day activities in a traditional Mugamba l Family 13h00 : Arrival and local lunch in a traditional Mugamba family 14h30 : Walk to the fields visit crops and follow the cows’ shepherd 16h00 : End of visit and departure for Bujumbura via Ijenda 16h30 : Arrival at Ijenda and visit of the local market 17h30 : End of visit and departure for Bujumbura 18h15 : Arrival and check-in at Star Hotel - Bujumbura 19h30 : Diner at Le Belveder Restaurant – Bujumbura 22h00 : Late drink and dancing at local live bars and night clubs (optional)
Saturday (Relaxation/leisure on Lake Tanganyika – Bujumbura Nightlife)
08h00 : Morning steam bath and massage at Star Hotel - Bujumbura 09h00 : Continental breakfast at Star Hotel - Bujumbura 10h30 : Departure for Blue Bay Beach Resort - Rumonge 12h00 : Arrival and relaxation on white sandy beach at Blue Bay Beach Resort 13h00 : Lunch with a variety of fish delicacies from Lake Tangnyika 16h30 : Return to Bujumbura 17h30 : Arrival at Star Hotel - Bujumbura 18h30 : Departure for dinner and live Karaoke at Chez Cyrille 22h00 : Late drink and dancing at local live bars and night clubs (optional)
Sunday (Rusizi Reserve - Bujumbura Museum, Monuments and Souvenirs)
07h00 : Departure for the Rusizi National Reserve near Bujumbura 07h30 : Arrival at the Rusizi National Reserve 08h30 : End of visit and return to Star Hotel 09h00 : Arrival and breakfast at Star Hotel - Bujumbura 10h30 : Departure for a visit of the main historical monuments of Bujumbura 10h45 : Shopping for souvenirs at Maison Fleurie arts and crafts centre 12h00 : Lunch at Le Baobab African Restaurant 13h30 : Departure for visit of the Bujumbura Live Museum 15h00 : End of show followed by a short visit of the Bujumbura horse riding club 16h00 : Arrival at Bora Bora Beach (relaxation, water and beach sports) 19h00 : Departure for dinner at Genny’s Beach 19h15 : Arrival and dinner at Genny’s Beach 21h30 : return to start Hotel and end of the Akeza 10 Days Tour
Monday (Return flight)
08h30 : Continental breakfast at Star Hotel 10h00 : Ckeck-out from Star Hotel 10h30 : Transfer to Bujumbura International Airport
All Overland Travel
A 4×4 vehicle with viewing hatch and driver will be provided for all trips and journeys.
Our guides are the same professionals, whichever package you choose
Comfortable and well appointed hotels & lodges.
Three meals per day provided by your hotel or lodge.
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