Cheap Flights to Burundi

The Republic of Burundi, also known as Republika y'Uburundi, or simply Burundi, is a landlocked country in the region of the African Great Lakes in South East Africa. Its capital, Bujumbura, can be found in the border touching the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the five poorest nations of the world, with the country suffering from warfare, corruption, hunger, and poor access to education and health care. Although today, the country is trying to improve on its status by investing on its tourism and its coffee production to generate the funding they need to improve public services.

The selling point of Burundi is found in its capital Bujumbura, where various destinations and attractions can be found. The city, even if it is named as a city, is lush and filled with greenery in a sprawling metropolitan. It is the largest city and is the economic center of the country. Popular destinations include the enchanting Lake Tanganyika, the majestic Chutes de la Karera (Karera Waterfalls), and the Livingstone-Stanley Monument. Bujumbura is also home to three National Parks namely the Rusuzi National park, Kibira National Park, and Ruvubu National Park, where animals in their natural habitats can be seen.

Another thing to note when visiting the country is that it is poised to be one of the leading coffee exporters in the world. Coffee is a commodity, yes – and it can be found everywhere, but Burundi-grown coffee is rich and has its distinct flavor, plus it is what really fuels the nation. During visit, it is best to check out the plantations and check for available tours. Interact with the local coffee farmers and sample coffee farming on your own.

Aside from the above-mentioned, travelers may also visit some of the parks, museums, and landmarks in Burundi, such as the Monument de l'Unite Nationale, Reptile Park, and the Geological Museum, Source of the Nile, and the Vugizo Historical Monument, or delve into the culture of the country and check the Rubumba Tourist and Cultural Village, the Agasimbo Acrobatic Dancers in Makamba, and the Intore Warriors in Kirundo.

How to get around within Burundi

The main mode of transportation in Burundi is through buses. Buses connect the city of Burundi to the neighboring countries of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and to other destinations in and around the city. If not entirely comfortable with buses, there are also metered taxis, although they are limited. It is best to reserve by calling the taxi company and scheduling your trip with them.

How to get there

To get to Burundi, the busiest airport is located at the city of Bujumbura, the capital of the country. There are a handful of direct flights in and out of the city and the country itself, but the airport is only directly available to surrounding countries and other European destinations, such as Entebbe, Brussels, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Dubai, and Kigali, so visitors from other areas aside from the mentioned are advised – if not required – to schedule connecting flights and other means, or ride on a direct flight to Burundi's neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania, then travel by land to the city. Tickets for direct flights and flights with connections can be booked through Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online source of the cheapest flights with over 600 airlines to choose from.  

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