Popular Destinations in Burundi
The capital and the largest city of Burundi, Bujumbura is located on the
north-eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, which is the second deepest lake in
the world. It is the main port of the country. The city features a tropical
savanna climate with distinct dry and wet seasons. The wet season in
Bujumbura is from October through April and the remaining five months are
of dry season. This steamy little city has retained much of its grandiose
colonial town planning, with imposing public buildings and wide boulevards.
With a lot of tourist attractions, the city is excellent as a vacation
destination. Some of the major tourist attractions in Bujumbura include
Livingstone–Stanley Monument, the Reptile Park, and Rusizi River National
Just few hours away from Bujumbura, the city of Bururi is home to the
enormous Bururi Forest Nature Reserve, managed and operated by the
Institute National pour l’ Environment et la Conservation de la nature.
Covering an area of about 15 sq km, the nature reserve offers a wealth of
afro-montane tropical trees and shrubs.
Considered as the second biggest freshwater lake on earth, Lake Tanganyika
is very popular among nature lovers. Divers can explore the rich underwater
of the lake housing 250 species of cichlid fish and 150 other species of
different marine creatures.