Rusizi National Park, Bujumbura

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Track down hippos and sitatungas (swamp antelopes) in their natural habitat on a trip through Rusizi National Park. With luck, you'll also see flamingos strolling in the shallow ends of the river that runs through the park. Keep your eye out for the notorious Gustave, a crocodile believed to have killed hundreds of people in his lifetime. He rarely makes an appearance, but those sightings are once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bujumbura holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rusizi National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Park located at the mouth of the Rusizi River, 10 kilometres from Bujumbura. Warm welcome, because this nature reserve lacks visitors, (and ways to operate). Nevertheless very pleasant visit thanks to the guide Isaiah and the proximity of the animals. about 20 hippos, 2 crocodiles and multitudes of birds seen during our visit. the highpoint is where the waters of the river join the waters of the lake.
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  • I would recommend the boat trip up the Rusizi river. The wildlife is amazing and shows real Africa. The transition from a brown river to a blue tanganika lake is unbelievable.  more »
  • Boarder point to Congo. Very beautiful
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