Ruvubu National Park in Burundi
Location: Burundi, Cankuzo,Karuzi,Muyinga,Ruyigi
Area: 43,630 ha
Altitude: 1,350 – 1,830m
Ruvubu National Park is the largest national park in Burundi covering 508km2.
Ruvubu National Park covers a significant amount of land of about 1.5-10kms on both sides of the Ruvubu River on the eastern coast of Burundi. The Ruvubu National Park was set up in the year 1980 and covers about 500 square kilometers of area. The Ruvubu National Park of Burundi is the homeland of some of the most striking wildlife animals and species of flowers. All these natural beauties make Ruvubu National Park standout among all the other Burundi tourist attractions.
Wildlife in the Ruvubu National Park consists of animals like hippopotamus, buffalo, crocodiles, leopard, monkeys, antelope and lion. Bird lovers will have a marvelous time in the Ruvubu National Park as more than 425 species of birds thrive in this park making it all the more attractive.
The Ruvubu National Park aims to preserve the endangered species of animals and birds. Human habitation had been evacuated from the park so that the different wildlife species could thrive well.
The Ruvubu National Park of Burundi is easy accessible by road as it lies about 216 km away from Bujumbura and the park itself has about 50 kilometer of tracks. Camping facilities for the visitors is the newest addition to Ruvubu National Park and this makes it more attractive to adventure lovers.