Birding in Rusizi National Park
Rusizi Nature Reserve, the former ‘Rusizi National Park’ is located north-west of Bujumbura against the international frontier with DR Congo. It is made up of two parts; a strip of flood-plain about 2 km wide and
35 km long beside the east bank of Rusizi River and, to the south, a smaller area of 1,200 ha comprising the delta of the Rusizi at the point where it enters Lake Tanganyika.
In total, 193 plant species are recorded in this northern part. Other dominant species are Acacia albida, Acacia polyacantha var.campylacantha, Balanites aegyptiaca and Euphorbia candelabrum.