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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Burundi — A Truly Breathtaking View

Burundi — A Truly Breathtaking View

Burundi is one of the very most minor countries in mainland Africa located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, but it has a lot to offer concerning beauty and nature. With its warm climate, hospitality, and exciting places to visit, Burundi is a country where it’s great to be a tourist. Burundi has many beaches where visitors can relax and spend quality time with their loved ones. Burundi should be on the top list of valid travelers. It is characterized by unique scenery, exciting activities, artistic, hospitable people, abundant natural resources, and rich culture and history.

Some Of The Best Places to Visit:

Bujumbura is a city having a more significant impact on the French culture, and definitely, you are sure to find the best of French cuisine here. The food, drink, and nightlife makes-up the entire Bujumbura. The Living Museum, located in Bujumbura, has the best museums in Africa. It displays the ancient and modern crafts used in Burundi. There are many vibrant city markets, a craft center, and beautiful tree-lined streets in downtown Bujumbura.

Lake Tanganyika borders Burundi and Tanzania and makes one of the most outstanding freshwater reserves offering visitors the fantastic opportunity to see Burundi's incredible nature and culture. Lake Tanganyika is a beautiful tourist destination with vibrant fishing villages, beautiful sandy beaches, and an excellent bird destination for birding fanatics. This lake has many beaches on its shores. The hippopotamus comes out of the water and rests on the beaches with people most of the time. They are not aggressive at all. They are usually seen on the streets, especially during karaoke time. 

 Bururi National Reserve

Bururi National Reserve is known to be a wet forest for animals and numerous migratory birds. To move away from the heat, tourists prefer going to Bururi National Reserve as it is in higher altitudes and refreshing in summers.

Chutes De La Karera is a collective name for the four beautiful waterfalls. One can walk through the waterfalls.

All four falls are located at different heights. So be careful when you are in such a place.

Saga beach is a charming beach with white sand dotted with shady trees.

The gentle waves make the beach an ideal place to unwind. The tourist makes it a point to visit this beach because of the warm waters.

Several bars and restaurants are located on the beach serving fresh fish. The beach is an ideal getaway to stay away from all the noise and the hustle and bustle of the city.

During the weekend, locals are found in plenty on the beach, making the place livelier. 


Gishora is a place that is well-known for safaris and drum sanctuary. The drums play a crucial role in the history of Gishora.

The master drummers of Burundi are from a small African country. Drumming performance is a ritual dance as music. The drum plays an essential role in Burundi. The Drummer’s uniform consists of white, red, and green resembling the colors of the Burundian flag.

Nature lovers will be truly excited with the natural gift, Reserve Park, falls, and lakes. Guests can enjoy many activities to enjoy these places, such as trekking, hiking, biking, water sports, bird watching, etc.; these places are meant to relax and revitalize.

People interested in Adventure should visit Mount Heha as it is the highest mountain range located in Burundi and is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing. The view surrounding Mount Heha is beautiful and unique.

The best- hidden gems in Burundi that not many people know about is big stone called Stanley and Livingstone. It is a Monument at Mugere that marks a location where explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone and explorer Henry Morton Stanley visited and spent two nights.

Burundi National Parks:

It has three National Parks.

Kibira National Park is a perfect destination for adventurous tourists who love wildlife. It was once famous for hunting animals as exotic and rarest species of animals were found. White Columbus monkeys and many birds are also found in this park. Don’t miss out on the tea plantation on the sides of the national park. You can visit the Teza tea factory for a detailed study of the process of making tea.

Ruvubu National Park: The majestic wildlife present in this park makes up for the Ruvubu National Park. Traveling to this park is not at all complicated. There are camping facilities. It is a haven for various animals like crocodiles, hippos, leopards, buffaloes, monkeys, lions, and antelopes.

Rusizi National Park is a famous National Park and also accessible by road. Bujumbura is just 15 km away. Since it is a wetland environment, it provides a habitat for hippos, aquatic antelopes, and a wide variety of birds.

Burundi Food and Restaurants:

Burundi culinary surprises international travelers. Culinary ranges from European to South Asian. Many restaurants offer French cuisines. There are plenty of restaurants situated in Bujumbura.

A night out in Burundi: 

Chez Ruhara is one of the best places to go for some excellent evening entertainment in Burundi. Havana Club is the nightspot to hit any day of the week. If you are looking for live music, then head to Le Braisiere in Hotel Cyrano, played by local bands every Saturday night.

If you want to have a quiet dining experience with a superb view of the city, then head to Belvedere and other restaurants along Lake Tanganyika.


Burundi has an excellent public transport system, and private taxis are available at all hours.

Try traditional arts: 

It is a great way to know Burundian culture is to explore its traditional arts and crafts at the Craft wares Village at Giheta. Leatherwork, ceramic, and woodcarvings are all for sale.

So if you want to relax and spend quality time with your loved ones, it is a destination to consider. Burundi is highly recommended to tourist who aspires to responsible tourism. The country may not be overpopulated, but it will surely take your breath away.

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