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Trip Planner: Africa / Burundi / Bujumbura Mairie Province / Bujumbura / Musee Vivant
See wildlife and traditional houses at Musee Vivant, a small zoo within a vast park. Compare different species of crocodiles from Lake Tanganyika and the Rusizi River, and visit enclosures with a leopard, a chimpanzee, and antelopes. Terraria house banana green snakes, gaboon vipers, cobras, boomslangs, and pythons, while rare fish from Tanganyika swim in the aquarium. You'll have the chance to pet a crocodile or hold a snake. The museum's cultural component involves a thatched hut displaying a collection of traditional tools from a Burundi village, as well as photographs of past royalty. To plan Bujumbura vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Musee Vivant reviews
This small zoo is pretty interesting, although it struggles to survive. If you pay 5,000, they can feed this or that animal in front of you. For the monkeys, they give bananas, carrots and the like...
This small zoo is pretty interesting, although it struggles to survive. If you pay 5,000, they can feed this or that animal in front of you. For the monkeys, they give bananas, carrots and the like... more »
I visited this horrible place during my stay in Bujumbura and I was honestly shocked! The animals have to live under precarious circumstances, the crocodiles only have tiny pools, most of the...
I visited this horrible place during my stay in Bujumbura and I was honestly shocked! The animals have to live under precarious circumstances, the crocodiles only have tiny pools, most of the... more »
The Living Museum in Bujumbura (Musee Vivant) It is one of the only two Museums in Burundi, the other one being at the Capital City (Gitega). It is more of a zoo with a number of animals here. However most of the animals are crocodiles. There is a total of 11 of them. There is the Nile Crocodile and the Rusizi River Crocodile. You can see the difference by the shape of the mouth. There are two friendly crocs that have no problem with people sitting on them to take a photo. I was so scared to go next to it. The guide said to take a pic with the crocodile was 3000fbu per person. At the museum there are 6 chips. Flora a6 year old female chimp is the most friendly. Each of the chimps has different personality. You can take a photo holding Flora. You can tip the chimps handler. We each gave him 3000fbu. There is one other pretty monkey, a couple of snakes, one female kudu(they need to find it a male partner. It looked so lonely. There is a tree that is 177 years old. Our guide Fabian, he was a great guide, he showed us some mango trees that symbolize presence of human existence in the former years. Mostly it was the congolese, when their kin died they would plant a mango tree. The trees are still there. There is a number of curio shops where you can get a souvenir to take back home. I bought a Fridge magnet at 5000fbu. Entry Fees Burundian-5000fbu East African Citizen-10,000fbu Non East African-20,000fbu Guide: 5000fbu State of the Museum The Museum Management needs to revamp the place and make it more appealing since it is only of the few things to do while in Bujumbura. There is a kids play area with a merry go round and swings. Great place. I would visit it again. Follow me on Instagram: @eddiemors1 for more travel across Africa.
It's small but offer a great experience of interaction with live animals
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