Burundi is a country located in the heart of Africa. The tropical climate here makes the country rich in wildlife.

The vegetation consists of grassland, evergreen bushland, and jungles home to a diverse set of exotic animals. Here you will find animals such as chimpanzees, lions, and cheetahs. Deep within the jungle, you may find the rare African golden cat if you are lucky. 

Below, we have highlighted our selection of natural parks that we believe are the best. 

Rusizi River National Park

Located outside the major city Bujumbura is the fascinating Rusizi River National Park. The area surrounding the river is flooded periodically, creating a flourished wildlife. Hippos are one of the many animals you may find here during the flooding and plenty of migratory birds will gather here.

Kigwena Natural Forest

The Kigwena natural forest covers an area of more than 3000 hectares of dense rainforest. The forest is inhabited by a number of baboons, monkeys and various species of butterflies and birds. 

The Kibira National Park

The Kibira National Park lies within the Afromontane region which varies between 1,500m and 2,600m in altitude. The park consists largely of primeval rainforest. The park is full of vast amounts and varieties of wildlife. The forest, the rivers and streams that flow through it, are home to animals such as chimps and more than 200 kinds of different bird species.

Crowd1 Burundi quick facts

Country: Burundi
Capital: Gitega
Official languages: Kirundi
Currency: Burundian franc (BIF)

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