Bujumbura - Burundi, East Africa

Airport:Bujumbura International Airport (BJM)
Capital:Bujumbura
Distance from Airport to City:8.2 kilometers
Currency:BIF (Burundi Franc)
Population:8,575,000
Official Languages:French & Kirundi
Religion:Christianity, Animist & Islam,
Climate:Tropical savanna climate
(Visa required by non East Africans when traveling)

Bujumbura is the capital, largest and main port of Burundi. It ships most of the country's chief export and is home to the Bujumbura International Airport.

Attractions

Bujumbura features a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Take time shopping for Crafts an important art form in Burundi and an attractive gifts option to many tourists. Basket weaving is a popular craft for Burundian artisans as well as other crafts such as masks, shields, statues and pottery which are also made. For entertainment be sure to catch the world-famous Royal Drummers of Burundi who have performed for over forty years and are noted for traditional drumming using the traditional Burundian drums. For those in love with nature and wildlife, visit Kibira National Park It is located at the peak or tip of the Zaire Nile covering an expanse of 40 000 hectares of conserved woodland, the park has wealthy abundance of wildlife like chimpanzees, white & black Columbus, baboons plus many others.

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