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The capital Bujumbura
Rich with museums and a central market, Bujumbura is a colonial city with old and modern architectural designs. It is on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Beautiful Landscapes
Burundi’s varied landscape includes Mount Heha, great forest reserves, Lakes Tanganyika, Cohoha, Rweru, Rwihinda and Kagera Waterfall. Lake Tanganyika is home to crocodiles and hippopotami that are visible from the shore.

Rutovu Monument
Located in Bururi province, this monument marks Burundi’s claim to the source of the Nile.



Monetary unit:
Burundian franc – BIF

The currency is in denomination of 10, 20, 50, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 francs. The coins are in denominations of 1,5,10 and 50 francs. Access and MasterCard are only credit cards that are accepted, and only in very few places. US Dollar Traveller’s cheques are exchangeable, but the commission can be very high.

There are no ATMs in Burundi. (2015)

Banking hours:
Monday – Friday: 0800 – 1130 (mornings only).

Currency restrictions:
Import and export of currency is restricted to BIF 2,000 but unlimited on foreign currency.


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