Burundi

General Information about Burundi

Burundi is a small country in the East of Africa bordered by Rwanda in the North, Tanzania in the South and East and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is on its Western border. While Burundi is a landlocked country, it is in the Great Lakes region of Africa and Lake Tanganyika forms much of Burundi's Western border. Its capital is Bujumbura and the population is 7.5 million.

Most of the country is a rolling plateau and the land is mostly used for agricultural purposes. Its climate is moderate with two wet seasons.

There are many things to see in Burundi, in the East the town of Gitega is worthy of a visit, there is a large market place where you are able to purchase local products and a visit to the Museum of Traditions is a must see particularly the unique show from the Drummers of Gitega playing their traditional music. Not far from there you are able to visit the Karea Falls and Nykazu Break for spectacular panoramic views.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Burundi

Burundi experiences a tropical highland climate although it does vary from region to region with some coastal areas experiencing a more equatorial climate. Elevation has a lot to do with the weather in Burundi with temperatures being an average 21 degrees and dropping to below 15 degrees in the evenings. Burundi experiences four main seasons throughout the year with the dry season beginning in June up until August, which is followed by the wet season in September until November. Things start to dry up in December but only lasts until January where the wet season begins again in February until May.

Geography

Geographical Information On Burundi

The terrain of Burundi is mainly mountainous and hilly with plateaus in the east as well as some plains. The total landmass of Burundi is 27,830 square kilometres and it is often said that it is shaped like a heart. Burundi straddles the crest of the Nile-Congo water shed. The Nile-Congo River is the largest river in Western Africa and was originally known as the Zaire River which extends for over 4,700 kilometres. The highest peak in Burrundi is Mount Heha which is in the top 100 highest mountains in the world and rises to over 2,684 metres. The lowest point in Burundi is Lake Tanganyika which measures to over 772 metres.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Burundi

The economy of Burundi relies heavily upon its agricultural industry with coffee mainly arabica, being its main source of income and accounts for over 80 percent of Burundi's exports. Apart from coffee, tea and cotton Burundi is fairly poor in natural resources. The agricultural industry employs over 90 percent of the population with the remaining working for the government, services, industry and commerce sectors. Burundi's economy has been mismanaged by its government and struggles still to put in place any reform programs. The official currency of Burundi is the Burundi Franc.

Apartments in Burundi

* Bujumbura Apartments* Bujumbura Bi Apartments


Attractions, Activities and Tours in Burundi

* Bujumbura Attractions


Hotels in Burundi

* Bujumbura Hotels* Bujumbura Bi Hotels* Gitega Hotels
* Gitega Bi Hotels* Mugotora Hotels


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