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Best Lodges in Rusizi National Park

Best Lodges in Rusizi National Park

There are several best lodges in Rusizi National Park which is found in Burundi and it is the most visited park in Burundi. Rusizi National Park has 15km north-east of Bujumbura city, and it is few kilometers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, it’s official name is known as Parc National de la Rusizi and is found in the plains of Lake Tanganyika.

Rusizi National Park is next to river Rusizi and is a home of over 200 species of birds like red-chested sunbird, white winged tern, baglafetch weaver, among others and also among the animals we experienced various antelopes, hippos, Nile crocodiles, among others.

Best lodges in Rusizi National Park

1. Hotel Kangaroo Bujumbura

Best Lodges in Rusizi National Park

This Kangaroo hotel provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, pool, non-smoking rooms, kitchen, family rooms, Wi-Fi facilities, terrace and bar. It is a 4-star hotel which provides a private beach area with a luggage storage space.

It is located in Bujumbura, 3.6km from Muse Vivant, They have different zones like city view, garden view. Hotel Kangaroo Bujumbura front desk is always open 24hours for your services.

2. Hello vacancies

This accommodation is located in Ngagara, situated 5.7km from Musee Vivant. There are areas in which you may have garden view, accommodation and and also air conditioning for you, they have non-smoking rooms, family rooms, rooms with kitchen and kitchenware.

They also have private parking. Rooms have different features like 3 bedrooms, bed linen, towels, TV, dinning area, filly equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms. This type of accommodation is for vacations and holidays.

3. Dolce Vita Resort Hotel

This hotel is a luxury hotel, among a 4-star hotel which offers free Wi-Fi, room service, and free shuttle service.


The have non-smoking rooms, family rooms, room service, swimming pool and mountain view. They have Junior suit with a pool view, Deluxe double room with balcony, and standard twin room.

Dolce Vita Resort Hotel has currency exchange for guests, a sun terrace with a swimming pool and luggage storage space. All have sockets near the beds, hair drier, bath rooms, ironing facilities, mosquito nets among others.

4. Urban Lodge

Urban Lodge is located in 38 Avenue, Kunkiko from Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi. This offers zones with garden view, air-contained rooms, double rooms with private bath rooms, standard twin rooms with shared bathrooms, free private parking, among others.

5. Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

Hotel club da Luc Tanganyika is located in a wide park that ends up on a marvelous beach on the banks of lake Tanganyika. They offer accommodations, family rooms, non-smoking rooms, lake view, restaurants and bard, Wi-Fi, free private parking, outdoor pool among others.

It has family rooms with air conditioning fan, alarm clocks, all types of pillows. They have king suit with air conditioning fan, sofa bed, interconnection rooms and others. They also have Presidential suit which has waking up services, sofa beds among others.

6. The City Block Apartment

The city block apartment is located at Avenue2 from Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairei, Burundi. This lodge is open 24 hours and has Deluxe apartment, superior apartment and apartment with mountain view.

All these provide services at any time like non-smoking rooms, family rooms, garden view, lake view, to those who want to cook they have kitchen and kitchenware.

7. Hotel Safari Gate

Hotel Safari Gate is located in 6176/A Avenue du Large, Kakondo from Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi. It is open 24 hours, they provide Wi-Fi, private packing, s established with non-smoking rooms, rooms and room services.  This lodge has the private parking for their customers which is free of charge, airport pick, Wi-Fi is free, a restaurant.

8. Exodus Apartments

Exodus Apartments is located at Avenue De Luxembourg No.8 from Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi, and it was established with non-smoking rooms, rooms and room services. This lodge has the private parking for their customers which is free of charge, airport pick, Wi-Fi is free, a restaurant.

Other parts where you are able to observe different parts like mountain view, city view. They also have one-bedroom apartment.

9. Roca Golf Hotel

Roca Golf Roca is located at the Bujumbura Golf Course and features an outdoor pool, spa facilities and a restaurant. Bujumbura International Airport is within 10 minutes’ drive, and they provide different services like landmark, standard double rooms, Junior suite and King suite and they are provided with different services such as non-smoking rooms, flat screen TVs, restaurant and bar, golf course or pool.

10. City Hill Hotel

City Hill Hotel have some areas where you may have pool view, city view, lake view and among our services we have family rooms, non-smoking rooms and soundproof rooms and it is located at Boulevard du 28 Novembre from Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi.

It has a suit with a lake view, double room, double room with a lake view. Provided services are non-smoking r0oms, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, African and French dishes, accommodation , among others.

11. Kiriri Residence Hotel

Kiriri Garden Hotel has outdoor swimming pool, they have suite with garden view, family suit and single room with mountain view. In this hotel you’re able to experience pool view, mountain view, city view, and if you want to cook they also have kitchen and kitchenware.

They have non-smoking rooms, room service, a 24 hours front desk, free Wi-Fi, airport transfers, among others

12. Mountain’s View Hotel

This type of hotel has Deluxe rooms, double rooms with a mountain view and standard single rooms with mountain view. This hotel is located at Sororezo N° 06 from Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi and they have a 24 hour reception.

They offer different services to their customers like free parking, Wi-Fi available, Restaurants and bar, provides accommodation facilities.

13. Goodlife Residence

This accommodation has several destinations that can be viewed like lakes, city view, mountain view, landmark view, and garden view, it is in Bujagali 6.4km from Musee Vivant. This is a 3-star hotel which offers different services like free Wi-Fi, room service, non-smoking rooms, soundproof rooms, Kitchen, and kitchenware.

Goodlife Residence front desk available 24 hours a day, they also offer parking for there customers, they allow pets in their facilities. They have double rooms with private bedrooms.

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Things to do at Rusizi National Park

Great place to have fun while in Burundi and being close to the main capital access is really easy and you can visit any time of the day to see hippos and the abundant wildlife near the shores of the river. The following activities can be done in the park

  • Birding

On this Safari, Bird watching tours can be contacted in the delta area and a pretty good number of water birds can be seen in the excursion

  • Boat safaris

Boat cruises to see the hippos and enjoy sunset cruises on river Rusizi can be arranged and please contact us today for more information

  • Sport Fishing

This activity is commonly done along River Rusizi. Anglers can dip their hooks in the water as they enjoy an ice-cold drink as they float along the backs of the rivers.

  • Game Drives

This activity is led by a professional driver and it takes place along the banks of river Rusizi and sand bank. Here tourists get many chances to see different animals especially when they move close the banks of the river which is mostly done in the dry season where they are able to see African elephants, lion, warthogs etc. When they come out to drink water from the River.

  • Hippo tracking

Here tourists are required to have a permit for tracking hippos, Rusizi National Park is a home for hippos and unnecessary recordings, filming and photography are not allowed in Burundi. they are mainly found in Rusizi river.

  • Wild Safaris

This is the walking safari in the Rusizi Park and on a purpose of seeing plant species, flora and fauna like Antelopes, sitatunga, monkeys, bird species among others. The professional ranger/guide will guide about different trails and wildlife, and answer all the questions that you may have all the time.

Best time to visit Rusizi National Park

The best time to visit Rusizi National Park, can be divided into different seasons like the dry season which is the best and contains many attractions and the wet season which is best for bird watching and and other activities as explained below.

  • Dry season in Rusizi National Park

The dry season in Rusizi national park is the be best time to visit the park where by the vegetation is dry and short which make it easier to see many animal species around the banks of the river drinking water like lions, elephants, warthogs among others.

This season can be observed on different months of the year like December to January and June to September and the temperatures are hot whereby they starts from 21°c reaching 33°c. Different activities are done and many attractions can be observed like animals, birds, reptiles and others.

Rusizi National Park can be visited through out the year.

  • Wet season in Rusizi National Park

The wet seasons in Rusizi National Park is also good just for a few activities and attractions thus the best season to see the beautiful of the river due to the green vegetation and cool environment.

This is the best season for birding in this park and few animals can be seen due to the thick environment and game drives, nature walks are difficult due to heavy rains, substantial rains thus slippery routs. This happens every year in months of February to May  and October to December.

Rusizi National Park can be visited through out the year.

How to access Rusizi National Park

Rusizi River National Park is the most popular and sought after Burundi tourist attraction which is divided into two sections like the larger part lies on the eastern bank of Rusizi River  whereas the smaller part forms the delta of Rusizi at the entrance point of Lake Tanganyika, and it can be accessed as below.

  • By road

Rusizi National Park can be accessed via road transport, which is located 15km the north-west of Bujumbura, a few kilometers to the border with DR Congo. The Bujumbura- Uvira highway crosses the park, dividing the park into two sections.

Surprisingly this might be one of the easiest national parks to reach from the main capital the park is located 10 kilometers northwest of Bujumbura and the drives takes just less than 30 minutes from the main capital.

By air

Rusizi National Park can also be accessed through air transport basing from Democratic Republic of Congo Bukavu, or via airlines to Burundi International airport in Bujumbura the capital city.

Attractions in Rusizi National Park