This was founded in 1954 as a reserve and expands further in a distance of 3,300hectares between 773 and 820m of altitude in Rumonge community near the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Kigwena forest stretches further to the western piedmont of the Congo-Nile ranges then slopes downwards along the plain to the Lake. The most amazing bit of this lake is the fact that it is situated in the area between the beautiful Lake Tanganyika in the West and the National road no3 in the East occupying an area of 50 hectares. It is a peri-Guinean forest with a lot of flora and fauna like the monkeys, baboons as well as many species of birds and butterflies. In the vicinity, you will spot the Mugara hot springs that will give you a remarkable encounter and experience while in Burundi.