Rusizi River National Park
Rusizi River National Park is the most famous National parks in Burundi and reserves at the same time being the most visited of all due to the most enriched wildlife & the Crocodiles on Rusizi River National Park is great for bird watching Game Drives and Nature walks, its ranks as the best destination for Wildlife viewing in Burundi and when planning a Burundi Safari vacation Burundi Discovery Tours and Safaris provides 4×4 vehicle for moving all around in the Rusizi River National Park.
Rusizi River National Park is the most popular and sought after Burundi tourist attraction and is located in the north-west of Bujumbura.
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. Tourists will enjoy a lot in this park as they can explore various unique species of flora and fauna and the environment also supports the existence of these unique species. Wildlife species in Rusizi National Park include hippopotamus, antelopes and monkeys along with numerous species of birds.
Rusizi National Park is also referred to as Parc National de la Rusizi and the park is sectioned into two significant areas which are separated by the Bujumbura-Uvira road. The larger part of the park is lies on the eastern bank of Rusizi River. This flood plain is 2km wide and 45km long with acacia trees, shrubs and grasslands dominating the wild vegetation.
Tourists will enjoy a lot in this park as they can explore various unique species of flora and fauna and the environment also supports the existence of these unique species. Wildlife species in Rusizi National Park include hippopotamus, antelopes and monkeys along with numerous species of colorful birds.The wide diversity of waterbirds in Rusizi includes a large population of Glossy Ibis (Plegadisfalcinellus), Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) and White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygnaviduata). Other key species to look out for include the White-winged Tern (Chlidoniasleucopterus) and African Skimmer (Rynchopsflavirostris).
Rusizi River 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.