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15 Days Burundi, Rwanda & Tanzania Safari
Wild life, and game drives including the beautiful and highly
recommended Spier Wine Estate.

$1,794

Burundi, Rwanda & Tanzania

Wild life and game drives
including the beautiful and highly recommended Spier Wine Estate.

OUR PROGRAM

Your Itinerary

DAY ZERO

Sunday (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

FIRST DAY

Monday (Batwa Village – Kibira National Park – Teza Tea Plantation) 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

SECOND DAY

Tuesday (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

THIRD DAY

Wednesday (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

FOURTH DAY

Thursday (Trip to Rwanda)

07h30 : Breakfast at Agahimbare Hotel - Muyinga 08h30 : Departure for the Burundi/Rwanda border post 10h30 : Arrival at the Burundi/Rwanda border post 11h00 : Exit and entry formalities at Kirundo Border Post 11h30 : Departure from the border post for Kigali city – Rwanda 13h00 : Arrival and lunch in Kigali - Rwanda 15h00 : Departure for Ruhengeri– Rwanda 17h30 : Arrival and check-in at Hotel Muhabura - Ruhengeri 19h30 : Diner at Hotel Muhabura - Ruhengeri

FIFTH DAY

Friday (Gorilla tracking at Volcanoes National Park –Trip back to Kigali)

06h00 : Breakfast at Hotel Muhabura in Ruhengeri 06h30 : Departure and check-out from Hotel Muhabura for gorilla tracking 07h00 : Arrival at the Tourism Information Centre to collect tracking permits 07h30 : Introductory Rwandese dances followed by general security briefing 08h00 : Tourists are divided into groups according to physical fitness 08h30 : Departure for the Amahoro trail (recommended - a maximum of 1 hour walk) 09h45 : Arrival at drop-off point/tourists are given a final briefing and walking sticks 10h00 : Snack and drink followed by the walk to the Amahoro trail 11h00 : Arrival at the gorilla observation point (average of 1 hour of observation) 12h30 : End of gorilla observation and walk back to drop-off point 13h30 : Arrival at back to drop-off point and departure to collect certificate 13h45 : Arrival at Volcanoes National Park souvenirs centre to collect certificate 14h00 : Lunch at La Paillotte Restaurant - Ruhengeri 15h30 : Departure for Kigali 17h30 : Arrival and check-in at Gorillas Kigali City Centre Hotel 19h30 : Diner Kigali African Restaurant 21h00 : Discover Kigali nightlife (optional)

SIXTH DAY

Saturday (Kigali City Tour - Return trip to Burundi)

07h30 : Breakfast at Gorillas Kigali City Centre Hotel 08h30 : Departure for Kigali city Tour 10h00 : End of city tour and departure for Rwanda/Burundi Border Post 11h30 : Arrival at Rwanda/Burundi Border Post 12h00 : Exit and entry formalities at Kirundo Border Post 12h30 : Departure from Kirundo Border Post 13h00 : Arrival and lunch in Kirundo 14h30 : Departure for Orange Hotel – Gitega 17h30 : Arrival and check-in at Orange Hotel – Gitega 19h30 : Diner at Hotel Gorilla Centre - Kigali

SEVENTH DAY

Sunday (Gishora Sacred Drums – Gitega National Museum)

07h30 : Breakfast at Orange Hotel – Gitega 08h30 : Departure for small city tour of Gitega to discover our German heritage 10h00 : End of tour and departure for Royal Drumming Sanctuary of Gishora 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

EIGHTH DAY

Monday (Burundi Royal Family, its heritage and rituals)

07h00 : Breakfast at Orange Hotel – Gitega 08h00 : Departure for Muramvya – Home of the Burundi Royal Monarchy 09h00 : Arrival at Muramvya – Home of the Burundi Royal Monarchy 10h00 : 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

NINTH DAY

Tuesday (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

TENTH DAY

Wednesday (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

ELEVENTH DAY

Thursday (Chimpanzees tracking at Gombe National Park - Tanzania)

06h00 : Breakfast at East Africa Hotel - Nyanza-Lac 06h30 : Departure by boat for Gombe National Park– Tanzania 07h30 : Arrival at Burundi/Tanzania border post to pay for the Tanzania Visa 08h30 : Departure from Burundi/Tanzania border post 10h00 : Arrival, security briefing and payment entry fees to Gombe National Park 10h30 : Snack and drink before departure for guided tour of Gombe National Park 11h00 : Departure for guided tour of Gombe National Park with local park guide 14h00 : Return from guided tour et departure for East Africa Hotel in Nyanza-Lac 15h30 : Arrival at Tanzania/Burundi border post to get Tanzania exit stamp 16h00 : Departure from Tanzania/Burundi border post 17h30 : Arrival at East Africa Hotel in Nyanza-Lac 19h30 : Diner at East Africa Hotel

TWELFTH DAY

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 21h30 : Discover Kigali nightlife (optional)

THIRTEENTH DAY

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 Tanganyika 16h30 : Return to Bujumbura 17h30 : Arrival at Star Hotel - Bujumbura 18h30 : Departure for dinner and live Karaoke at Chez Cyrille 21h30 : Discover Bujumbura nightlife (optional)

FOURTEENTH DAY

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 Akabirya 15 Days Tour

FIFTEENTH DAY

Monday (Return flight)

08h30 : Continental breakfast at Star Hotel 10h00 : Ckeck-out from Star Hotel 10h30 : Transfer to Bujumbura International Airport


PRICES

All Overland Travel
A 4×4 vehicle with viewing hatch and driver will be provided for all trips and journeys.
Guided Tours
Our guides are the same professionals, whichever package you choose
Accomodation
Comfortable and well appointed hotels & lodges.
Meals
Three meals per day provided by your hotel or lodge.


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