Safari duration: 6 days
Safari accommodation type(s): Hotel
After breakfast visit of the drum sanctuary of Gishora. Gishora is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi. Gishora is perched on the top of a hill at 7 km from the urban centre of Gitega.
The site of Gishora also houses two ritual drums that were never beaten : Ruciteme (the one for whom we clear the forest) and Murimirwa (the one for whom we cultivate).
The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and refer clearly to the fertility, characteristic of the king. We have also ordinary drums which the Batimbo could beat on special occasions of the country. Visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora to relive the cultural tradition of Burundi which is becoming scarcer. The site recreates an architectural complex of Royal palace, rarely found elsewhere in the country. Get there a lot of information will be provided by Mr Antime who has travelled a lot of countries across the world exhibiting the image of Burundi with his drum.
Here drummers’ performance can be watched. Lunch at Gitega city. After lunch, visit of the city. Gitega is the second largest town of the country, with its typical colonial architecture. It hosts the National Museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections. After drive towards Bujumbura for overnight at Hotel Le Chandelier or similar
After breakfast, drive to Kigwena National Reserve for a walk in the forest to search for its flora and faunawhich includes chimpanzees and monkeys including the owl faced monkeys and baboons, After visit, lunch at Blue Bay for lunch and beach relaxation (tennis court, swimming, beach volley).
Drive back to Bujumbura for Overnight at Hotel Le Chandelier or similar.
End of the tour.
Please note: All accommodations are subject on availability.