Welcome to Burundi. About the size of Belgium, it is the small country that singer and songwriter Gaël Faye talks about and which has made him famous. It is one of the smallest states in Africa with a remarkable biological heritage and bountiful nature. In this small territory, nature is varied and traveling to Burundi will allow you to see several facets of the continent. Here you can find savannas, wetlands in the highlands, primary forest and, in the center of the country, hills dotted with plantations.
It is a destination that awakens your senses. Your eyes will be caught by the different soft greens of the hills and tea fields and the darker one of the coffee trees. You will be soothed at the edge of the mythical Lake Tanganyika and you will cross several villages and ecosystems, enough to awaken your senses . It is a destination where lovers of wild nature find their happiness in one of the many pockets of biodiversity maintenance in the country. The destination will attract bird watchers, lovers of butterflies, fish and exotic reptiles. Without forgetting its varied flora: one finds there in particular palm trees and endemic orchids.
Burundians are welcoming and sociable and meeting them will be one of the highlights of your stay. You will appreciate the originality and hospitality in this still little tourist country by familiarizing yourself with its culture. Its cultural heritage and traditions are rich and you will have access to it in part by visiting a traditional royal village or by attending a performance by the drummers of Burundi.

Why travel to Burundi?

What sets Burundi apart from neighboring countries such as Tanzania is that it is not a destination for safari enthusiasts. You don’t come to Burundi to see elephants or giraffes. You can come across hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa’s largest lakes. But what sets Burundi apart is its cultural diversity and the generosity of its nature. The subequatorial and mild climate makes it possible to visit Burundi all year round. In August, the heat is heavy in Bujumbura without being stifling. Between March and May, there are more rains which could make some access difficult but nature takes again colours with green hills.

Commitment to sustainable tourism

Burundi is a small country that leaves you speechless. Its imposing nature and hospitality easily invite interaction with local populations and the conservation of its natural heritage. Tourism is one of the major growth sectors in many countries, especially in Africa. Burundi is also trying to find a place and show that it is entirely possible to reconcile discovery and respect. Responsible tourism has its place in Burundi in order to allow each local actor to benefit from this tourism which is intended to be sustainable.

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