— 5 nights
Mon, Jul 18 - Sat, Jul 23
Bujumbura — 5 nights
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bujumbura: Gitega (National Museum of Gitega & Gishora Drum Sanctuary). Spend the 20th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Rusizi National Park. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument, admire the sheer force of Karera Waterfalls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Regina Mundi Cathedral.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura sightseeing planner.
Copenhagen, Denmark to Bujumbura is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in July; daily highs in Bujumbura reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Burundi travel guide
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.