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    Tourists Guide To Bujumbura & General Information

    Bujumbura is the largest City and the Capital of Burundi. It was previously known as Usumbura, and is a port City, where it mainly exports Coffee, Cotton and Tin across the waters of Lake Tanganyika.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Bujumbura

    Bujumbura is a historical village with a colonial look that was established in the 1870’s.

    What You Need To Know About Bujumbura

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Bujumbura.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Bujumbura?

    Bujumbura, like most of Burundi, has a steady climate where temperatures range between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year, meaning that it can be visited at any time of year.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Bujumbura?

    Most foreign Nationals require a Visa to get into Bujumbura, and any other parts of Burundi. It is important to check with your booking or travel agent a few months prior to your visit.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Bujumbura?

    You should pack accordingly to the time of year you are visiting. Both warmer weather and cooler weather clothes should be packed. Make sure you have all forms of documentation, sunscreen, insect repellant, and of course a camera.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Bujumbura?

    You need to make sure all your vaccinations are up to date and that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.

    Transport & How To Get Around Bujumbura?

    The Bujumbura International Airport is situated on the outskirts of the City, and you can get around Bujumbura by various means of public transport, which is regarded as safe. There is a bus terminal at the airport where it acts as a hub for other destinations around Burundi. You can also rent vans and cars to get around the City.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Bujumbura

    Burundi’s Capital City of Bujumbura is the largest City in the Country, and not really known for it’s tourism and attractions, but you will be surprised with what the City has to offer you.

    Where To Go When Visiting Bujumbura?

    Musee Vivant

    This Zoo and museum of natural history is a favourite amongst many tourists. There are Chimpanzee exhibits as well as wildlife from the nearby Lake Tanganyika – Fish, Birds, and Crocodiles & Snakes. There is traditional Burundi Village that one can explore, and occasionally groups of Burundi Drummers gather and create quite a spectacle.

    Rusizi National Park

    If you want to see Hippo’s and Crocodiles this is the place! This is home to the largest Nile Crocodile ever recorded, and goes by the name of Gustave. It is a great area for birders as well and you can easily get a tour guide to show you around the beautiful National Park.

    Livingstone-Stanley Monument

    Just about 12 kilometers from Burundi you can witness a statue dedicated to the two famous explorers Dr. Livingstone and Henry Stanley that passed through the area.

    You can also go to the beach, visit the vast array of lookout points, enjoy a sports match and watch the local gatherings and performers to enjoy the Burundi cultural experience. There are some great scenic drives that one can do as well.

    The best beaches to visit are Bora Bora, Karere Beach, Saga Plage and Geny’s Beach. Sunbathe until your heart is content on these amazing beaches and enjoy a few cold drinks as you watch the sunset. All in a days work in Bujumbura!

    How Old Is Bujumbura?

    Bujumbura was founded in 1871 as small village until it became a military outpost of German East Africa in the late 1880’s. It was known as Usumbura until Burundi became an independent Nation in 1962.

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