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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is regarded as the largest and second deepest freshwater lake in the world after Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Situated amid the natural beauties of the Great Rift Valley of Africa, it flows from the Congo River to the Atlantic Ocean. Spread over a massive area of 12,700 square miles (32,900 square km), Lake Tanganyika is encompassed by high mountains from all sides with Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia all enjoying ownership of the lake. With an average width of 30 miles (50 km), it has ample opportunities for water sports activities, and many areas have fossils of rare species of fish and aquatic animals.


The beaches along the Lake Tanganyika in Burundi are very attractive with powdery white sand. The most popular beaches are Bora Bora Beach, World Beach located about 5 km north-west of the capital. The Saga Beach Resort has several large restaurants and a beach bar.

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Kibira National Park

The Kibira National Park is a national park in northwestern Burundi. Overlapping four provinces and covering 400 km, Kibira National Park lies atop the mountains of the Congo-Nile Divide. It extends north from the provincial town of Muramvya to the border of Rwanda where it is contiguous with the Nyungwe National Park.


Ruvubu national park

Ruvubu National Park is a wildlife national park found in Burundi. Ruvubu National Park is considered the largest national park in Burundi covering a 508 square kilometres. Ruvubu Park is located in the north eastern part of Burundi and it borders with the provinces of Karuzi, Muyinga, Gankuzo and Ruyigi. Ruvubu Park is only 216km from Bujumbura. The official name of the protected area is Parc National de la Ruvubu, and it was designated supposedly in 1980. Ruvubu National Park got its name Ruvubu River which runs through the park. The park is the last of the previously large natural grassland ecosystem. 

Rusizi national park

Rusizi National Park is the most popular and sought after Burundi tourist attraction. Rusizi National Park in Burundi is commonly known as Parc National de la Rusizi and is situated in the north-west of Bujumbura.

The park is divided into two parts; the larger part lies on the eastern bank of Rusizi River where you have Rusizi delta a point River Rusizi enters Lake Tanganyika.

Rusizi river

Rusizi river, river, southern outflow of Lake Kivu in east-central Africa along the Democratic Republic of the Congo–Rwanda–Burundi border. It emerges from the lake just east of Bukavu, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, and flows about 100 miles (160 km) generally south to Lake Tanganyika. There are gorges and numerous rapids along its upper course, where it was dammed (1958) for generation of electricity. In 1989 hydroelectric production was further expanded with the construction of an additional power station downstream.

Mwishanga falls

The Chutes de la Karera (Karera falls ) are a spectacular series of waterfalls in southeastern Burundi, located to the south of Rutana within the Mpinga National Park. On the first level is a main fall subdivided into two parallel branches of a length estimated at about 260 feet (80m), pouring into a basin below. The several waterfalls of different sizes are intersected with two platforms, and another smaller waterfall is located roughly 160 feet (50m) to the west of this main fall. Visitors to the falls should bring their cameras, as this natural spectacle is a once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

Another hotspot for an amazing variety of flora and fauna and another top attraction for tourists in Burundi. The reserve covers an area of over 8,000 hectares consisting of a mix of shrubland, forest and grassland. The lake is another place that birdwatchers will adore. The amount of rare and stunning birds that visit this lake is too many to mention. Agriculture and decreasing water levels are having an impact on the reserve despite preservation efforts. For now though the reserve remains a must-visit destination for travellers in Burundi.