Kibira National Park

Kibira National park is located in the north western area of Burundi in the foot hills of the Rwanda. It I actually found on the border with Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park. This forest pushes up to the town of Muramvya.

18% of the forest is dense green undergrowth and thick forest woodlands especially the section of the west. Some of the species in this montane forest include Symphonia globulifera, Newtonia buchananii, Albizia gummifera and Entandrophragma excelsum. The entire park area is 400 square kilometers. Not far from the park are tea plantations of Teza and Rwegura

Wildlife

The Kibira is home to a number of primate species, including chimpanzees and black and white colobus monkeys, and boasts over 250 species of birds such as, Francolin, hawk eagle, flufftail, Ruwenzori Turaco, Grey parrot, turtle dove, flycatcher, starling, babbler and Kivu Ground thrush among many others.

The park is managed by the Institut National pour l’Environnement et la Conservation de la Nature (INECN). This park has been a protected area for several years since 1933 for the royal family

Accommodation

Accommodation and camping is not allowed in the park but there is accommodation in the town of Muramvya and also in the capital Bujumbura

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