Musee Vivant, Bujumbura

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See wildlife and traditional houses at Musee Vivant, a small zoo within a vast park. Compare different species of crocodiles from Lake Tanganyika and the Rusizi River, and visit enclosures with a leopard, a chimpanzee, and antelopes. Terraria house banana green snakes, gaboon vipers, cobras, boomslangs, and pythons, while rare fish from Tanganyika swim in the aquarium. You'll have the chance to pet a crocodile or hold a snake. The museum's cultural component involves a thatched hut displaying a collection of traditional tools from a Burundi village, as well as photographs of past royalty. To plan Bujumbura vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Was with my clients from Japan, fot city tour, after doing gorilla trekking in Rwanda, and we proceeded here. Had alot to see, from crocofiles, leopard, chimps, waterbuck, domr snakes. You can visit w...  more »
  • I had read that the Living Museum was more of a zoo. I didn't like the state of the animals in the museum,they didn't look too happy in the tiny enclosures and they're not well taken care of. Personal...  more »
  • Nice place to visit with some crocodiles, monkeys, snakes and chimpanzees. Decent parking area and many kiosks selling handicrafts. A medium restaurant in the parking area too.
  • A great way to spend the afternoon! Crocodiles, leopard, chimpanzees with the option to feed, good snake collection and more!
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