8 days in Burundi Itinerary

8 days in Burundi Itinerary

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Bujumbura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gitega
— 3 nights
Drive to Bujumbura International Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport

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Bujumbura

— 4 nights
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monument de l'Unite and Regina Mundi Cathedral. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Rusizi National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Karera Waterfalls, pause for some photo ops at Livingstone-Stanley Monument, identify plant and animal life at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles), and steep yourself in history at Musee Vivant.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bujumbura route tool.

Oslo, Norway to Bujumbura is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Bujumbura due to the time zone difference. In July, Bujumbura is somewhat warmer than Oslo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gitega.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Gitega

— 3 nights
Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.OverviewIt is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the galleries of National Museum of Gitega and then make a trip to Gishora Drum Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gitega trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bujumbura to Gitega in 2.5 hours. In July in Gitega, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gitega

Museums
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Burundi travel guide

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Historic Sites · Monuments · National Parks
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.