Rusizi National Park, Bujumbura

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Nature / Park · National Park
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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  • I was in Bujumbura on business, and at the end of my trip, my colleagues took me to Rusizi National Park. It's about a 20 minute drive north-west of Bujumbura, not far from the border with the DRC...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Very nice park. The guide was extremely nice and answered all questions.
  • I went in this place long time ago but I do still remember it was an awesome park. I was amazed like all the time. I loved the guide so much he was passionate about what he was doing he shared with us the history of this place and he answered to each question we asked him.

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