Historical Places & Monuments

Gishora is a sanctuary for drummers created by King Ntare Rugamba in the 19th century. There are two main drums: Murimirwa (drum dedicated to cultures) and Ruciteme (drum dedicated…

Intore warrior dance is a specificity of the northern province of Kirundo. Dancers generally around thirty adopt a particular clothing made of leopard skins tied around the lower a…

The acrobatic dance (Agasimbo) asserts itself as the main artistic specialty of the Buragane region in the province of Makamba. Only male groups perform this dance. The Makamba Ag…

The Independence Square is a very important place of memory for Burundi. It is dedicated to the celebration of the newfound independence. Until July 1962, the place was called Jung…

The most southerly source of the Nile is believed to be located in Rutovu, in the Southern province of Bururi in Burundi. The source flows successively into the Gasenyi and Kigira …

All the kings of Burundi were inducted into the Valley of Kings, at the confluence of the Mucece and Nyavyamo rivers. The route of enthronement was generally from Muramvya or Mbuye…

The Gitega German Fort, built in 1912, is located in the heart of Burundi’s political capital, at the top of the highest hill. It totals an area of 72 m². Its architectural quality…

Like kings, the queen mothers known in Kirundi language as Abagabekazi had special tombs. They are located on Mpotsa hill, in Rusaka commune of Mwaro province. The location is a sa…

The Vyerwa valley, located between the city of Ngozi and the Buye Complex, is a sacred valley where the cult of ancestors (kubandwa), a former religious cult was practiced in Burun…