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BURUNDI
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageKirundi, French, English
CapitalGitega
Area27.830 kmĀ²
Population12,255,433  (2021)
CurrencyBurundian franc  (BIF)
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Code.BDI
Tel.+257

Vacations and Sightseeing

Bujumbura Burundi Bujumbura BurundiPhoto: Public domain

Bujumbura, the former capital of Burundi, has a striking location on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Just outside the city are some of the best African beaches. White sand, turquoise waters and beach bars is not something you'd expect from a country in the heart of Africa.

Kibira Park is located at the headwaters of the Congo-Nile, between 1550 and 2660 meters high. That is a majestic rainforest of more than 40,000 hectares. It is the former sacred hunting ground of the kings of Burundi, Today it is a protected area and home to about 98 species of mammals, a dozen species of primates (there are numerous families of chimpanzees, baboons and tail monkeys), as well as about 200 bird species.

Kibira National Park Burundi Kibira National Park BurundiPhoto: Stig Nygaard CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Other unique places in Burundi worth visiting are the Karera Water Falls, the unexplored Kayove cave, the Muhwezi hot springs, the Gitega National Museum, the Livingstone rock and the sources of the Nile.

Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2023
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