Burundi

POST-CONFERENCE FIELD EXCURSION

VOLCANO SEDIMENTARY ROCKS, BURUNDI

DATES: 12th - 13th MAY 2019

Day 1

Saturday, 12th May 2019; Volcano sedimentary rocks

The delegates will depart at 09 00 am from Bujumbura to the hydrothermal water of Ruhwa in Cibitoke province. The distance from Bujumbura to that site is 67 Km. At the site the delegates view the three hot springs whose temperature can reach 60 to 70° C.

The geological environment consists of volcano- sedimentary rocks. On the way back from Ruhwa, delegates will view Rukoko forest before arriving to the Rusizi Park which is located at13 km from Bujumbura City. In this park there are animal species (crocodile, hippopotamus, fish, birds, ….) and plants. This site is close to the mouth (outlet) of the Tanganyika Lake. The delegates will spend the night in the Bujumbura Town.

 


Hot springs of Ruhwa                                            

 


Hippopotamus of Rusizi Park

 


Day 2

Sunday, 13th May 2019; Germans Fault of Nyakazu

The delegates will depart from Bujumbura to the Southern source of Nile at 115 Km from Bujumbura, in Bururi Province. On the way the will visit the faults of Germans and Karera water falls. After Karera, the delegates will depart to Gitega at 100 Km from Bujumbura, the second town of the country located in the middle of Burundi. where they will visit four sites: Gitega National Museum, the Traditional drummers at Gishora site, the petroleum Park of Gitega and the Big tree representing the middle of Burundi site. The delagates will spend the night in Gitega Town.

 


Germans Fault of Nyakazu                      

 


Karera Waterfalls                  

 


Burundi Traditional Drummers

 

Fees:

USD 750 per person.

This will cover local transport, meals, access to Rusizi Park and accommodation.

 

For more information contact:

Ms Claudine Shurweryimana
Petroleum Geologist
Ministry of Hydraulic, Energy and Mines
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Tel: +25769301474