Ruvubu National Park
Ruvubu National Park is considered the largest national park in Burundi covering 508km2. Ruvubu National Park covers a significant amount of land on both sides of the Ruvubu River, situated in the North-East of Burundi and lies about 216 km away from Bujumbura and the park itself has about 50 kilometer of tracks.
According to the records available at the Office of Tourism in Burundi, Ruvubu National Park was set up in the year 1980 and is the homeland of some of the most striking flora and fauna. It is this flora and fauna that makes this park standout among all the other Burundi tourist attractions. Wildlife in this park consists of animals like hippopotamus, buffalo, crocodiles, leopard, monkeys, antelope and lion. Bird lovers will have a marvelous time in the park as more than 425 species of birds thrive in this park making it all the more attractive. The park aims to preserve the endangered species of animals and birds. Human habitation had been evacuated from the park so that the different wildlife species could thrive well.
Recently camping facilities for the visitors have been added making it more attractive to adventure lovers. Visit Ruvubu National Park with you will also be helping to ensure the survival of this magnificent creature.
Wildlife in the Ruvubu National Park comprises 44 species of mammals including hippopotamus, buffalo, leopard, monkeys, antelope and lion. The park has reptiles such as the Nile crocodile, Crocodilusniloticus and more than 9 species of snakes
The park has more than 425 species of birds thrive in this park making it all the more attractive; there are several species of aquatic birds with a species like Ardeolarufiventer. There are forest birds, including mountain species, like Trichastomapyrrhopterum