Geographic information



Burundi is centrally located in the heart of Africa. Its geographic position allows easy access in less than two hours flight time to many of Africa’s most attractive tourist sites such as:
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 of Rwanda, to the south-east by the United Republic of Tanzania and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burundi is a small state with a population over 9 million.The capital, Bujumbura, is located on the banks of Lake Tanganyika.

The whole year in Burundi, we enjoy a tropical climate with temperatures varying according to the altitude. In the low areas (Bujumbura), the temperatures reach a maximum of 28 C /82 F degrees while in higher elevations they do not exceed 16 C /60 F degrees. Even during the rainy and dry seasons the temperatures remain relatively consistent

There are four seasons in Burundi: the small rainy season from October to December, the small dry season from December to mid February, the larger rainy season from mid-February to May, and the main dry season from June to September. Most of the year is moderately humid.

Useful Web Links/ Liens Utiles

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


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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