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Bujumbura Travel Guide - Travel S Helper


Burundi’s capital, biggest city, and primary port is Bujumbura. It transports coffee, cotton, and tin ore, as well as the majority of the country’s main export.

It is located on the northeastern side of Lake Tanganyika, which is the world’s second deepest lake after Lake Baikal.

Bujumbura – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 497,166 /  Metro: 800,000
FOUNDED :  1871
TIME ZONE : CAT (UTC+2)   Summer:   (UTC+2)
LANGUAGE : Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili
RELIGION : Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
AREA : 86.52 km2 (33.41 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 774 m (2,539 ft)
COORDINATES : 3°23′S 29°22′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 49.40%
 Female: 50.60%
ETHNIC : Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000

Climate of Bujumbura

The climate of Bujumbura is tropical savanna, with distinct wet and dry seasons. The rainy season lasts from October to April, while the dry season lasts for the remaining five months.

Bujumbura, although being proximity to the equator, is not nearly as warm as one would assume owing to its height. The average annual temperature is approximately 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit), with a high of around 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit) and a low of around 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit).

Geography of Bujumbura

It is located on the northeastern side of Lake Tanganyika, which is the world’s second deepest lake after Lake Baikal.

Economy of Bujumbura

Bujumbura’s principal market is situated on Rwagasore Avenue in the city center. Markets in adjacent areas lost business to the central market in Bujumbura during the city’s major times of violence in 1972 and 1993, as inhabitants were less willing to go far from the City Center.

As a result, merchants relocated their operations to the central market, with many settling outside owing to a shortage of space. The central market, on the other hand, has the most diverse selection of items in the city, with merchants selling everything from food and sweets to new and used clothes, shoes, and consumer goods including soap, detergent, school supplies, and home accessories.

Internet, Comunication in Bujumbura

The best place to go online is an expat restaurant with WiFi, such as Café Aroma on Boul. de l’Uprona. Surf Internet Café (behind of Rusca Plaza, Ave. de l’Amitié) provides typically fast Internet on decent quality PCs throughout the day for people without their own device. [email protected] at the Waterfront Hotel is your best choice in the city center in the evening. Econet has been selling 3G wireless sticks since mid-2011, and other carriers are expected to follow suit shortly.

How To Travel To Bujumbura

You may arrive through the airport, which is located near the city. Visa regulations and fees are subject to change on a regular basis. As of November 2014, two types of visas are available upon arrival: a one-month multiple-entry visa costs US $90, while a three-day (two-night) transit visa...

How To Get Around In Bujumbura

Taxis circulate around the city; you must negotiate the fare with them. As of early 2010, trips inside the city center cost between 1500 and 2500 Burundian francs; journeys to and from the airport may be prohibitively costly (20,000 francs), but there is nothing you can do about it....

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Bujumbura

Bujumbura is controlled by a community council and an administrator appointed by the community council. Additionally, it is split into 13 communes:Commune of Bujumbura MairieCommune of ButerereCommune of BuyenziCommune of BwizaCommune of GihoshaCommune of NgagaraCommune of KinindoCommune of NyakabigaCommune of MusagaCommune of KanyoshaCommune of KamengeCommune of KinamaCommune of Rohero

Prices In Bujumbura

MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$ 2.90Tomatoes1 kg$ 1.30Cheese0.5 kg$ 5.20Apples1 kg$ Oranges1 kg$ Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 0.95Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 13.00 Coca-Cola2 liters$ 0.75 Bread1 piece$ 0.65Water1.5 l$RESTAURANTSDinner (Low-range)for 2$ 18.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ Dinner (High-range)for 2$ Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ Water0.33 l$ Cappuccino1 cup$ Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Coca-Cola0.33 l$ Coctail drink1 drink$ ENTERTAINMENTCinema2 tickets$ Gym1 month$ 30.00Men’s Haircut1 haircut$ Theatar2 tickets$ Mobile (prepaid)1 min.$ Pack...

Sights & Landmarks In Bujumbura

Musée Vivant, 11 Avenue du 13 Octobre(heading west, just before Lake Tanganyika — visitors must come via Ave du Large or Ave de la Plage, as 13 October is closed),   +257 22 22 60 82. 08:00-17:30. A small "zoo" and natural history museum are located here. Fish from Lake Tanganyika, birds, seven...

Things To Do In Bujumbura

BeachUvira Roadway, Karera Beach (on Lake Tanganyika about 20 min from the city). A lovely beach resort.Saga Beach, Uvira Highway (on Lake Tanganyika about 20 min of town). The beach is equipped with a restaurant, an entertainment complex, and a hotel. A pleasant area to spend some time.Bora Bora...

Food & Restaurants In Bujumbura

Bujumbura residents like their meals and enjoy dining out with friends and family. All restaurants provide a beef or fish brochette, fries or fried plantain, and a fresh salad. However, take your time. All cuisine is cooked fresh and the chefs take their time. Waiting an hour for dinner...

Shopping In Bujumbura

Interbank, Ecobank, Kenya Commercial Bank, and a few more financial institutions provide ATMs in Bujumbura that take foreign Master cards and Visa cards. nonetheless, Interbank charges 5000 FBu every transaction. Bear in mind that the Gar du Nord bus station has just one ATM, which is sometimes unavailable, so...

Nightlife In Bujumbura

Avenue de l'Universite (between Boulevard de l'Independence and Boulevard Mao Tse Tung) is lined with bars.L'Archipel and Havana are the most well-known locations for a transnight dance. L'Archipel is located on Blv de la Liberté, whereas Havana is located on Blv de Uprona (around the corner of the Novotel).Coeur...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Bujumbura

Bujumbura is a relatively secure city, however caution is advised. While walking is OK during the day, after 18:00, the streets get quite dark, and you are better off using a cab, save for very short treks. At any time of day or night, there are extremely few police...



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