Natural Treasures of Burundi

Africa | | September 5, 2011 at 12:30 am


Burundi is a country located in Eastern Africa. It is one of the most visited tourist destination of the continent; Burundi’s popularly as a tourist spot is mainly due to its rich natural treasure. In this article we’ll be discussing about the natural riches of the country.

Burundi Africa

Flora and Fauna:

Burundi is a country that has plains and mountains as well as inland water masses. Due to this topography, the climatic conditions of Burundi vary from one region to the other, which supports different varieties of vegetation. Some of the most notable fauna of this country include antelopes, buffaloes, crocodiles and hippos.

Plains and mountains of Burundi Antelopes Buffalo Crocodile

National Parks and Forests:

Burundi is home to several forests and 3 national parks. Kibira, Ruvubu and Rusizi are the three national parks of this country. Kibira houses ten primate species including chimpanzees. It is located in the north-western part of Burundi and covers a petite area of the montane rainforest. Ruvubu is situated in the country’s north-eastern region and is often referred to as Ruvuvu by the locals. Here, you will get to see over 400 avian species, antelope, buffalo, crocodile, hippo and red colobos monkey. Visitors can also come to the Ruvubu National Park for camping; the park authority has recently arranged camping facilities for the tourists coming to this place. Rusizi is situated around 15.5 miles or 25 kilometers away from Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. This park registers the maximum number of tourist footfalls every year among the 3 national parks of Burundi. During your visit to Rusizi, you’ll come across crocodiles, aquatic antelopes or sitatungas, hippos and hundreds of bird species.

Kibira National Park Ruvubu National Park Rusizi National Park

The most famous forests of this African country include names of natural forests like Vyanda, Kigwena and forests like Mwishanga and Nyakazu.

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