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Country Burundi – Enjoy A Holiday At The Eden Of Africa

Republic of Burundi is a small landlocked country in Eastern Africa. Famous for its spectacular beaches, fabulous outdoors, Savannah forests and adventure tourist activities Burundi is a red hot option in holiday itineraries. Popularly known as the Eden of Africa or the African Switzerland for its spectacular natural spectacles, Burundi makes an ideal tourist destination.

Accommodation Options
Burundi has a range of accommodation options ranging from resorts to hotels and the cheaper options like hostels, B & B and guesthouse. Travelers should be wary of rebel attacks and armed robbery and should avoid traveling after dark. Many roads close at night, and most embassies put out curfews on their staff. Bujumbura is the safest place to stay and there are many budget hotels and guest houses that offer clean rooms with attached baths, dining options, car parking and internet facilities among others.

History
Though the erstwhile Belgian colony of Burundi under the UN Nations Trust attained independence in 1962, soon internal strife erupted between Hutu and Tutsi tribes, which resulted in attempted coups and assassination of the Hutu prime minister. After a long spell of unrest, elections were held in Burundi and democracy re-established in 2005 under UN supervision.

Popular Places
The Saga beach near the capital city of Bujumbura nestled along the banks of Lake Tanganyika is a popular tourist attraction. Bururi Forest Natural Reserve that is located in western part of Bururi town and the thermal waterfalls of Karera are some of the other must see spots. The verdant forests of Burundi are home to a variety of wild animals like Chimpanzees that are unique to Africa.

Getting Around
Car rentals are the easiest method to explore Burundi; nonetheless the risk of ambushes and arson, makes car rides to remote places and rural areas unsafe. The travel guide to a hassle free travel would suggest buses as the most convenient modes of transport and all the cities are well connected with buses. Shared trucks are a fun way to explore this country; however it could be noisy and crowded. Boat trips across Lake Tanganyika take are convenient options to access the villages across.

Places of Entertainment
There are many entertainment options including clubs, cinemas and live entertainment options, which makes Burundi a favorite haunt for fun seekers. The capital city of Bujumbura has many bars, restaurants and night clubs with live music and DJ shows that remain open late into the night. There are exciting shopping options as well that keep the tourists well engaged.

Currency
Burundi franc (BIF) is the currency of Burundi and currency is issued in the denominations 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000. Currency exchange can be done in banks and tourist desks and you can keep a tab on the latest currency exchange rates from the internet or financial news papers.

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