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Where To Go On Your Holidays In Burundi

May 14, 2008
The geographical position of Burundi is in the heart of Africa. It is often named as the Eden in the heart of Africa because of its wonderful landscapes. This is a real paradise to the many tourists who have visited this beautiful country. Not to mention the soft and temperate climate making this country an ideal family holiday destination.

If it's a view that you're after then the sight of the smooth sailing and lake shores in the capital city of Bujunbura is the place to be. The city is thronging on the shore of the lake Tanganika which is geographically the western border of the country. It is an popular attraction for enthusiasts of skiing, sailing, fishing and many other activities.

There are crocodiles and hippopotamus in Lake Tanganika which can sometimes be seen from the shore. The public beach of Kajaga, near the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganika, serves as a convenient place for swimming and soaking up the sun on the beautiful white sands. Tourist can also dine beside Lake Tanganyika perhaps savouring a delicious local fish called the Sangala.

If you are interested in viewing the horizons of Burundi, the peak of Congo Nile provides a wonderful view. From the top the mountains you can view the central plains and the second town of Burundi, Gitega. Gitega, for general information, is a peaceful place with peculiar beauty and exquisite charm. The green landscapes are remarkable and there are some awesome views. You will have a very nice view of the Bujumbura Capital, with Lake Tanganika reflecting the sky like a mirror. There is also the large plain of Imbo, the border town near the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In Gitega, the National Museum and the craftware village is located.

The national museum contains a rich collection of exhibits that portrays the evolution of Burundi from a native country to a developing country. Nearby the museum, you will find the crafts ware village. Here you can see the locals producing their own designs. Here, you will also find Gitega Art School, where ceramics, paintings and sculptures are produced.

Kirundo, a town with known lakes, is a fantastic place to see. The famous Rwihinda or the Birds Lake is situated there. There are many birds which come from all over the world. Other places worth visiting are lakes Cohora and Rweru.

Another stop is the intriguing Rutovu pyramid. The pyramid is a symbolic structure built by the authorities. Nearby the pyramid is the hot spring of Muhweza or the German falls in the Mosso area where anyone and everyone are allowed to relax for a while.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of holiday accommodation have a look at Holiday Accommodation
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