Bujumbura is also known to the locals as Buja, is known formerly Usumbura during the colonial time, and is the economic capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi. It ships most of the country's chief export, coffee, as well as cotton and tin ore. Bujumbura was formerly the country's normal capital. Bujumbura boasts an international airport and is the gateway to Burundi's top 10 tourist attractions such as Rusizi National Park, Ruvubu National Park, Kibira National Park, Karera Falls, Gishora drums sanctuary, Source of the River Nile just to name a few.
Bujumbura's top highlights include but are not limited to:
One of the reasons to visit or to go to Bujumbura is the fact that this East African city is just magical. Pristine sandy beaches along the lake Tanganyika, a destination for couples on honeymoon, families, solo travelers, diplomats, and their families. Bujumbura is one of the most affordable destinations to visit not only in Africa but in the World. The food in Bujumbura is great and many dishes are made4 using local organic fresh produce, meat, and fish. Bujumbura's weather is warm all year round.
Bujumbura is an all-year-round destination.
Bujumbura boasts many authentic tourist attractions ranging from historical monuments, pristine beaches, a curios market, and cultural activities. Go to Buyenzi township for a taste of really African cuisine or to kamenge township and experience the Burundi township way of living. Visit one of the most exclusive beaches in Bujumbvura such as the World beach and the Borabora beach. Take a boat to Rusizi National Park and see the meeting place of this great river with Lake Tanganyika with an opportunity to see a variety of wild animals in a great number.
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