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Burundi Travel Guide

Burundi — Attractions

From the lakeside to the mountainside, Burundi does not disappoint adventurous travelers looking for active fun, plus a sprinkling of historical and cultural discoveries. The geographical position of Bujumbura, the capital city, makes it a strategic jumping off point for exploring the rest of the country’s attractions.

Lake Tanganyika

The most popular attraction in Burundi, the great lake of Tanganyika is also the longest in the world and the second largest in Africa, spanning a total area of 19,883.9 square miles. It offers remarkable biodiversity with more than 1,300 plant and animal species residing there, from microscopic algae to large crocodiles, along with 300 species of small and large fish. The lake is also the second deepest in the world (after Baikal Lake) and the second largest fresh water reservoir (after Lake Victoria). More than its underwater richness, the lake boasts beautiful landscapes enhanced by the soaring mountains and coastal plains perfect for photographs.
Address: Bujumbura, Burundi
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Rusizi National Park

One of the most beautiful natural areas in Brundi, Rusizi National Park gives access to the gorgeous Rusizi River where numerous bird species fly and gentle hippos wade. Nearby is the Muslim city of Buyenzi with its Living Museum and the National Hero Mausoleum, along with the Climb of Belvedere, which offers the best view of the city.
Address: RN 4, Bujumbura, near Congo border
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Rumonge

Rumonge is a key tourist destination in the southern region of Burundi. Close to Lake Tanganyika, the city is blessed with great beaches and stunning landscapes, including Saga Resh, which is arguably the prettiest in the country. Around the town are big white houses dating back to the Belgian colonial period and a beautiful countryside.
Address: Rumonge province, Burundi
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Karera Falls

Karera Falls is known not only for its picturesque landscapes, but also for its exotic healing properties, which are highly sought after for relaxation and relief. More thermal falls can be found in the forest reserves of Kigwena and Rumonge.
Address: Musongati City, Rutana province, Burundi
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Kigwena Reserve

Kigwena Reserve is located across the foothills of Congo-Nile and is 3,300 hectares of rich flora and fauna where monkeys and large hornbills roam. Mugara Falls, which is also a thermal spring, is within the reserve.
Address: Mazinga, Bururi, Burundi
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Kibira National Park

Another must-see nature area, Kibira stretches from Bubanza in the north down to Bugarama in the south, offering visitors a great opportunity to explore the diverse nature of Burundi. Numerous species of birds, primates, insects, reptiles, and large mammals lurk in the forest.
Address: Bujumbura, Burundi
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Lake Rweru

Aside from Lake Tanganyika, Burundi is also home to many other spectacular lakes like Rweru, which is known for its mangroves and walking paths. Nearby is Lake Rwihinda or the Bird Lake, a major breeding ground for various migratory species.
Address: Kirundo province, Burundi
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Teza Tea Plantations

Tea is one of the major products of Burundi, and those who wish to relax and take in the view of some of the most serene landscapes of the country should not miss a visit to the tranquil Teza Tea Plantations, situated on the edge of the verdant Kibira Forest.
Address: Bujumbura, Burundi
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