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Bujumbura is a city in Burundi which was formerly known as Usumbura located on the north eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika which is the largest city and former capital city and the main port of Burundi. Bujumbura ships coffee most Burundi’s chief export also tin and cotton. It is now known as the economical capital and center of commerce since it’s no longer the capital city.

In late December 2018 Pierre Nkurunziza the president of Burundi announced the possibility of changing the capital city of Burundi and it was changed on 16th January 2019 after the voting in the parliament of Burundi to Gitega formerly known as kitega.

Burundi Destinations
Burundi Destinations

Why visit Bujumbura City?

Reasons why one should visit Bujumbura

  • The city is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of the largest and deepest freshwater lakes in the world. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water activities, including swimming, fishing, and boating, while taking in the breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
  •  Bujumbura is home to several cultural and historical sites, including the Musee Vivant, a living museum that showcases traditional Burundian culture and art, and the Independence Monument, which commemorates Burundi’s independence from Belgium in 1962.
  • It is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Visitors can take a trip to the Rusizi National Park, where they can see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species, or explore the nearby tea plantations and coffee farms.
  • The city is known for its lively nightlife and delicious cuisine. Visitors can sample local dishes, such as brochettes (meat skewers) and ugali (a type of cornmeal porridge), or relax at one of the city’s many bars or nightclubs.
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