Bujumbura, Burundi

Written by  Monday, 19 May 2014 07:14 Published in Cities

Bujumbura is the capital city and main port of Burundi. The city center has a large market, the national stadium, a large mosque and the Cathedral for the Archdiocese of Bujumbura. Museums in the city include the Burundi Museum of Life and the Burundi Geological Museum.

Other nearby attractions include the Rusizi National Park, the Livingstone-Stanley Monument at Mugere, the Presidential Palace and the source of the southernmost tributary of the Nile, described locally as the source of the Nile.
The city’s museum also known as Musée Vivant; was set up in 1977; it is one of the first that determines the cultural, natural and artistic heritages of Burundi.

Lake Tanganyika remains attractive for skiing, sailing, fishing and many other activities. Other activities in Bujumbura include golf, tennis, horse riding and bowling. In addition to nature based activities, Bujumbura may be considered as a select place for gastronomy. The number of local restaurants serving traditional and international cuisines in international class restaurants indicates its prowess. The nightlife like most in East Africa is vibrant with many bars and night clubs.

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