Bururi Forest Reserve

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bururi forest reserve

Bururi Forest is located 70 kilometers from Bujumbura, it is situated on the extreme southern edge of the Congo–Nile divide and is a small patch of forest lying immediately west of the town of Bururi in south-western Burundi.

Although the reserve is 3,300 hectares, the remaining semi-evergreen forest covers some 1,600 hectares.

At least 93 tree species are found in the forest including Strombosia and Myrianthus spp. dominant and Tabernaemontana, Newtonia and Entandrophragma spp

The forest has over 117 different species of birds and about 25 different species of mammals.

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