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Where is Burundi?

A lot of people wonder where is Burundi. A country in East Africa, Burundi shares its borders with Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The country covers an area of 27,834km² with a total population of 8.7 million. The earliest people who inhabited the place were the Twa, whereas the main groups currently in the area are known as the Hutu and Tutsi. The country was occupied by different countries that include Belgium and Germany and Rwanda and Burundi were made into a single European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi in the beginning of the 20th century. The country finally gained independence in the year 1962.

The climate of the country can be classified as tropical highland, where the temperature ranges according to the altitude. Rainfall in the country is irregular, and the country experiences its rainfall from September to November and from February to May. The country has sixteen provinces: Ruyigi, Rutana, Ngozi, Mwaro, Muyinga, Muramvya, Makamba,Kirundo, Kayanza,Karuzi, Cibitoke, Gitega, Cankuzo, Bururi, Bujumbura Rural, Bujumbura Mairie, and the Bubanza. The main cities of the country include Ngozi, Muyinga, Gitega, Cibitoke, Bururi, and the Bujumbura.

Now that you know where is Burundi, you should know how to get to the place. You can either travel by plane and land at the Bujumbura International Airport that caters to both international as well as local flights. Some of the scheduled flights are by Ugandan Airlines, South Africa Airlines, Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways, Fly 540, Ethiopian Airlines, and the Brussels Airlines. Other means of transport include travelling by the bus and boat.

Some of the places to visit in Burundi include Vyanda Natural Reserve, Rwihinda Lake Natural Reserve, Ruvubu National Park, Rusizi Natural Reserve, Rusizi National Park, Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles), Regina Mundi Cathedral, Nyakazu Break and the Karera Falls, Musee Vivant, Monument de l'Unite, Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore, Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Kibira National Park, Gishora Drum Sanctuary, Geological Museum of Burundi, and the Bururi Natural Reserve. The country has several landmarks, monuments, and museums that you can visit.

Some of the must visit restaurants include Belvedere, Botanika, Bujacafe,Cafe Gourmand, Dolce Vita Hotel Restaurant, Kiboko Grill, La Fantasia, L'Archipel, Le Jardin Gourmand, Le Sabayon, Restaurant IKINDI, Restaurant Tanganyika, and the Roca Golf Hotel. Now that you know the location and the places to visit in Burundi, make sure you visit the place during your next vacation.