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Major cities and airports in Burundi

  1. Bujumbura – Bujumbura International Airport (BJM)
  2. Gitega – Gitega Airport (GID)
  3. Ruyigi – Ruyigi Airport (RYG)
  4. Muyinga – Muyinga Airport (MUY)
  5. Ngozi – Ngozi Airport (NGZ)

Time and Communication

Burundi operates on Central Africa Time (CAT), which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). There is no switch to daylight saving time. Mobile operators in Burundi include Econet Wireless, Onatel, and Smart Burundi. Call quality is generally good in urban areas, but may be poor in rural areas. Approximately 6% of the country has cell phone coverage.

Money and shopping

The official currency of Burundi is the Burundian franc (BIF), and as of March 2023, the exchange rate is approximately 2,327 BIF to 1 USD. Burundi generally only accepts payment in the local currency, and payment by bank cards is not common. Visa is widely accepted, but Mastercard is less so. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.


Common forms of transportation in Burundi include taxis, buses, and motorcycle taxis (known as “boda bodas”). Rental cars are also available in some areas. The roads in Burundi can be in poor condition, particularly outside of major cities, so caution is advised when driving. There are no passenger train services in the country.

Touristic attractions

  • Karera Falls – a stunning waterfall located in the north of the country, accessible via a hike through the forest.
  • Rusizi National Park – a wildlife reserve in the west of the country that is home to a variety of animals including hippos, crocodiles, and monkeys.
  • Gishora Drum Sanctuary – a cultural center in Gitega that showcases the traditional drumming and dancing of Burundi.
  • Mount Heha – the highest peak in Burundi, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Musée Vivant – a small zoo and cultural museum in Bujumbura that features local animals and traditional Burundian crafts.
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