Rusizi National Park, Bujumbura

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Track down hippos and sitatungas (swamp antelopes) in their natural habitat on a trip through Rusizi National Park. With luck, you'll also see flamingos strolling in the shallow ends of the river that runs through the park. Keep your eye out for the notorious Gustave, a crocodile believed to have killed hundreds of people in his lifetime. He rarely makes an appearance, but those sightings are once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bujumbura holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rusizi National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Although the park does not have a big infrastructure it is a very good spot to see Hippos and it is very close to Bujumbura. The entrance fee is 20k BIF and allows you to hike near the river. But if y...  more »
  • The park find out of Bujumbura to the Congolese border. Very easy to access. Best is to go to more and take the boat for 8 people with Isaiah guide. We're protected from the Sun by a roof. The price of the one hour ride: $ 100 for the group. We see the hippo from 10 in the morning to 15 hours. But we're not sure to be able to see it whole extended family knew a sandbar... It's the randomness of the promenade which nevertheless deserves to be made.
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  • I visited the Park of the Ruzizi in 1993. 25 years already... I keep a very good memory and a few photos.
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