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History & Culture

Successively a German then a Belgian colony, Burundi became independent in 1962. The assassinatin of the national hero, Prince Rwagasore, on October 13, 1961, marked the end of the monarchy. In 1966, Michel Micombero became the first president of the Republic of Burundi. The Burundian population is composed of three main ethnic groups (Hutu, Tutsi …

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Geographic Information

volcanoes and gorillas at Kahuzi Biega in DRC Tanzania’s famous National Park in Gombe and Serengeti gorilla viewing in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park the beaches in Zanzibar The republic of Burundi is a small country of 27,834 square kilometers located in Central Africa’s Great Lakes area. It is bordered to the north by the Republic …

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Flights

Air Burundi: www.flyairburundi.com Rwandair: www.rwandair.com Kenya Airways : www.kenya-airways.com Air Uganda: www.air-uganda.com Ethiopian Airlines: www.ethiopianairlines.com Air Tanzania: www.airtanzania.co.tz SN Brussels: www.burundi.brusselsairlines.com

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List of Hotels

There are more than a hundred hotels in Burundi, half of which are located in Bujumbura. Choices range from international standard hotels to average size hotels offering good quality services.Throughout Burundi there are other types of accommodations with favorable terms for longer stays including guest houses, motels and furnished apartments. Modern day Burundi still maintains …

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Visa

A valid passport and visa are required for entry. Visitors from certain countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania are exempt from requiring visas. Check with the Burundi embassy in your country before you travel. Visas are issued at Burundi embassies abroad and at entry/exit points as well. You indicate the type of visa requested (tourism, …

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Useful Web Links/ Liens Utiles

Burundi Investment Promotion Authority East African Community President's Offical Website UNDP Burundi Trademark East Africa World Tourism Organization

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Tourism National Office

Rohero 2. Avenue des Euphorbes Number 2 P.O. Box: 902 Bujumbura Email: info@tourisme.gov.bi Tel: +(257) 22 22 20 23

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