Rusizi National Park
Welcome to Rusizi National Park one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Bujumbura City the economic capital of Burundi. Rusizi National Park is one of the most popular National parks in Burundi and reserves at the same time being the most visited of all due to the most enriched wildlife & the Crocodiles on River Rusizi. This is a must to visit attraction on your Burundi holiday. Rusizi National Park also referred to as Parc National de la Rusizi is home to an abundant number of wildlife ranging from Birds, crocodiles, hippos, and small antelopes. and the park is sectioned into two significant areas which are separated by the Bujumbura-Uvira road. The larger part of the park lies on the eastern bank of the Rusizi River. This flood plain is 2km wide and 45km long with acacia trees, shrubs, and grasslands dominating the wild vegetation.
Rusizi National Park lies in Bujumbura City and throws its waters in the beautiful Lake Tanganyika. Rusizi National Park weather is generally characterized by a dry season from December to January, relatively heavy rains from February to May, followed by a long dry season between June and September, and substantial rainfall between October and December as is the case in Bujumbura City.
The amount of rainfall varies considerably from region to region but is generally in the range of 500–2,000 mm per annum; the mean at Bujumbura is c. 960 mm.
Precipitation in the western mountains is higher (average 1,375 mm annually) but is lower over the eastern plateaus, between c.1,100–1,250 mm per year. Mean annual temperatures on the plateau are around 21°C, reaching 33°C during the main dry season. Temperatures can fall to 6°C in some areas and frosts occur on the highest and most exposed peaks.
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