12 days in Burundi Itinerary

12 days in Burundi Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bujumbura Melchior Ndadaye International Airport, Drive to Gitega
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Gitega
— 5 nights
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Bujumbura
— 5 nights
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Gitega

— 5 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. Gitega is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gishora Drum Sanctuary and explore the galleries of National Museum of Gitega.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gitega trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Gitega is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Exeter in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gitega: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Gitega

Museums
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Bujumbura

— 5 nights
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Spend the 6th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Rusizi National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant, appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument, don't miss a visit to Monument de l'Unite, and take in the dramatic scenery at Karera Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bujumbura trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gitega to Bujumbura in 2.5 hours. December in Bujumbura sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Burundi travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.