THE DRUMS OF BURUNDI
Coming from a royal tradition, the drums of Burundi are sacred objects reserved for exceptional events.
It is a show combining the sound of the beat of drums with traditional songs, heroic poetry …
They are on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.
The drums of Burundi are very popular in Burundi and wherever they go in the world.
SOURCE OF THE NILE
Discovered by a German explorer,the southernmost source of the Nile River is located in the south
of Burundi 115km from the capital Bujumbura. The Nile River is 6,671km long
and crosses six African countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan,
Egypt and flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
The KARERA Falls
The KARERA Falls flow in a protected area of 142 hectares. These are the largest and most impressive waterfalls in the country. They are 5: NYAKAYI 1, NYAKAYI 2, KARERA 1, KARERA 2, MWARO. The average altitude of the protected area is 1600 meters. Stairs trails have been traced to visit all the falls at will. The KARERA river is surrounded by forest galleries with shrub savannas. The leaves or roots of these trees are often used as a rich pharmacopoeia by traditional healers. The successive cascades of KARERA falls give these places a remarkable beauty that deserves to be discovered.
There is also a sacred dimension of these falls, at the foot of KARERA is a reservoir and a cave in which the surrounding population seeks health, fertility and even prosperity.
Mount HEHA is the highest mountain in Burundi with 2667 meters above sea level and has a considerable panoramic value.At the summit of Mount HEHA, the visitor observes to the East the landscapes of MWARO (Province) and in the distance the town of Gitega (Province).To the west the visitor contemplates the water of Lake TANGANYIKA and the city of BUJUMBURA. Mount HEHA offers friends of the mountain a rare opportunity to hike.