Tourism in Burundi, 10 Reasons to Visit Burundi. Ecotourism is one of the most important tourist areas in Burundi. Tourism infrastructure in Burundi is very weak. Transportation and accommodation options for tourists are limited. In 2010, the Burundi government planned a 20-year infrastructure development plan in partnership with the African Development Bank to improve tourism infrastructure in the country. In 2017, the country visited 184,000 tourists.
Burundi is a land country without a coast. Here are 10 reasons to visit Burundi in Central African country.
1. Livingstone – Stanley Monument
Livingstone – Stanley Monument, 10 kilometers south of Bujumbura, the capital and largest city of the country, is a monument dedicated to the missionary and traveler Devid Livingston and to the explorer and journalist Henr Morton Stanley. These two travelers are said to be staying at this spot when visiting this region.
2. Lake Tanganyika
Located in the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Burundi, Lake Tanganyik is the deepest lake in the world after the Baikal lake in Russia. It is also the sixth largest lake in the world. Approximately 300 species of fish live in the lake. There are many sports activities on the lake.
3. Kibira National Park
Kibira National Park, located near Bujumbura, the capital city of the country and the biggest city, is a wonderful nature area with its area of 400 km². In 1933 it was declared a national park and there are many kinds of animals and plants in this area.
4. Rusizi National Park
Rusizi National Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Burundi, is located in Bujumbura, the capital city of the country and the largest city. As you can walk along the Rusizi River, you can see many animal species such as crocodiles, waterfalls, flamingos in the park. Or you can explore the region better with a boat trip on the river.
5. Ruvubu National Park
Ruvubu National Park, located on the border of Burundi, is the biggest national park of the country with an area of 508 km². It has an abundance of virgin nature and many kinds of animals that he hosts. There are many species of hippopotamus, including hippopotamus, monkey, antelope, buffalo, leopard and lion. In addition, there are over 400 species of birds.
6. Mount Heha
Heha Mountain, located in the state of Bujumbura Rural of Burundi, is the highest mountain of the country with an altitude of 2700 meters. Adventurous travelers who love adrenaline usually come here. A wonderful view awaits you when you reach the top of the mountain. It is a very convenient place for travelers who love to go hiking and climbing.
It is Burundi’s second largest city with a population of about 50 thousand. There are many historical buildings and natural beauty areas to visit here.
Bururi, one of the 17 cities of Burundi, is one of the most visited places. We highly recommend you to visit this very authentic city.
Muyinga is one of the important cities of Burundi. It is very popular especially in terms of tourism.
Bujumbura, the capital and largest city of Burundi, is a city on the northeast corner of Tanganika Lake. This city is the major economy and trade center of the country.