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Sights & Landmarks In Bujumbura

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  • 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 types of snakes, two chimps named “Kita” and “Joy,” a golden monkey, a leopard named “Jango,” three antelope, two slender-snouted crocodiles, and six Nile crocodiles are on display. On the grounds, there is also a genuine Burundian village. A guide will tour you around for around 5,000 Fbu per person. The guide may even be able to coax certain snakes from their cages and allow you to handle them or feed them guinea pigs. Additionally, you may give chimps rice and carnivores guinea pigs or bunnies. Hold a chimp’s hand, injure a snake, and enter the cage of a “Lacoste” Nile crocodile, all of which are included in the attraction. On occasion, the grounds host local cultural activities, such as performances by Burundian drummers. 
  • Rusizi National Park, RN4, Chaussée d’Uvira (a few miles past Club du Lac, nearly at the Congo border). On the banks of the Rusizi River, see hippos and crocodiles sunning themselves. Gustave, the world’s biggest Nile crocodile, has also been observed in this region. Additionally, there are some wonderful birds to observe. A guide and a guard will accompany you in the automobile and give you a tour of the park for around 3,000 Fbu per person (plus tip). You will make many stops along the water’s edge to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds.
  • Livingstone–Stanley Monument (La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley), village of Mugere, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Bujumbura on RN3 (hundred meters south the bridge crossing the Mugere River). Although this is not the location where Stanley remarked “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” it does provide a stunning view of the lake. Stanley and Livingstone walked through the region and etched their names onto a big rock. Without fee.
  • Take scenic drives (within reason!) for beautiful views from the hills of Bujumbura Rurale to the east of town or along the shores of Lake Tanganyika to the south. Locate a bar serving banana beer or even a Fanta and strike up a conversation with merchants.
  • Cathédrale Regina Mundi de Bujumbura, Boulevard Patrick Lumumba, Rohero. 
  • Monument de l’Unité National, Chaussée Prince Louis Rwagasore (Kiriri, up Ave Belvédère, entrance by the top of Monument). 10,000 Fbu for entrance + guide may request 2,000 Fbu tips “to drink”.
  • Mausolée du Prince Louis Rwagasore (Prince Louis Rwagasore Mausoleum), Chaussée Prince Louis Rwagasore (Kiriri, up Ave Belvédère, entrance by stairs on Ave Rurenda). Mausoleum dedicated to the national and independence hero of Burundi. The location of Burundi’s annual Independence Day celebrations on 1 July. Without fee.
  • Bugarama, Road to Gitega & Ngozi, where RN1 meet RN2. A pleasant sight overlooking Bujumbura, located 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of the city. The road ascends about 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) above Bujumbura (2,200 metres (7,200 ft)). Consume many “je m’en fout” brochettes.

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 / SUPERMARKET Milk1 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$ RESTAURANTS Dinner (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$  ENTERTAINMENT Cinema2 tickets$ Gym1 month$ 30.00Men’s Haircut1 haircut$ Theatar2 tickets$ Mobile (prepaid)1 min.$ Pack...

Things To Do In Bujumbura

Beach Uvira 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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