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“fun fun fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rusizi National Park

Rusizi National Park
Gihanga, Bujumbura, Burundi
+257 022229390
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Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Bujumbura
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Bujumbura, Burundi
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“fun fun fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

riding on the river is fun, watch funny hippos & birds (pelican, kingfisher) on the boat. tour guides are funny lovely and love their job. ride is around 40 minutes. best time is the morning at 0730 and cloudy skies.

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“Great tour guide and a beautiful walk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I enjoyed walking the path along the Rusizi River and seeing the hippos. We even got to see a baby hippo! Our guide was wonderful and full of information. It was a long, hot walk and we only saw about a half dozen hippos, but it was a fun and memorable day. Make sure you have a camera with a good zoom if you want pictures, though. We took the tour guide out for lunch afterwards to thank him since he does all of it for free as a volunteer.

Visited November 2013
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“Exotic and non touristy - beware of the pushy reception guys”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is an excellent trip to do while in Bujumbura and is not very expensive. Apart from the 'walk in teh park', the boat ride ( or rather the Pirogue ride) is an exciting way to see the Hippos and the crocodiles.

The Park is a 20 minute drive from downtown Bujumbura and I was the only visitor there on the day I visited.

Check on fees for foreigner beforehand since you will hear 10 different versions of what is applicable, camera fees etc.

Unlike DR Congo or Nigeria, the staff here is not aggresive or intimidating - just a bit pushy.

Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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