Adventure Travel in Burundi

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augustin ndikuriyo

December 28th, 2010

Burundi Access

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Find a Safari vacation in Burundi. Visit Burundi, take a Safari vacation to Burundi, and enjoy a Safari trip in Burundi,Gorilla Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi with Burundi Access a local travel and tours company based in Bujumbura .

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august ndikuriyo

February 3rd, 2011

Find a Safari vacation in Burundi. Visit Burundi, take a Safari vacation to Burundi, and enjoy a Safari trip in Burundi,Gorilla Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi with Burundi Access a local travel and tours company based in Bujumbura .

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august ndikuriyo

February 3rd, 2011

Burundi visa :Tourist or Business

Types :

* a one month visa,
* single-entry visa,
* a multiple-entry.

A transit visa is not required for passengers continuing their journey to a third country if staying up to 24 hours, provided holding valid onward documentation and not leaving the airport. If staying up to 72 hours, a visa is required.

Passengers arriving at Bujumbura airport from countries where Burundi does not have diplomatic representation can obtain visa on arrival providing they have previously informed their travel agency of their passport number, identity and flight details.

Some of Burundi Embassies are located in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, and USA. Those who are continuing onto a third country within 72 hours may also obtain a visa upon arrival. It is better to obtain a visa in advance from the nearest Burundi embassy.

However, where possible it is advisable to obtain a visa before travel!

Language:

The official languages are French and Kirundi which is a local language. Swahili and English (not by many people) are also spoken.

Banking hours:

Monday-Friday : 0730-1200 and 1400-1730.
Banks close between 12:00-14:00 for lunch break .
But some of them offer a non-stop service at some places like markets.

Credit cards:

Visa & MasterCard are accepted ; there is limited use in some major hotels.
You can always draw cash in the bank with your credit cards.

Currency information:

Burundi Franc (BIF) = 100 centimes.
Notes are in denominations of BIF10, 000 ; 5,000 ; 2,000 ; 1,000 ; 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10.
Coins are in denominations of BIF10, 5 and 1 but unavailable on market.
Foreign currencies used are US Dollar & Euro.

Burundi business:

Etiquette

Lightweight suits are necessary.
April to October and December to January are the best times to visit.

Office hours

Mon-Fri 0730-1200 and 1400-1730.

Main exports

Coffee, tea, sugar, cotton and hides.

Main imports

Capital goods, petroleum products and foodstuffs.

Internet

Available in most of the hotels, many Internet cafes in Bujumbura, but few outside Bujumbura in other country provinces.
Internet provider companies : Ucom, Onamob,Spidernet

Mobile telephone

Totally covered, some of the mobile phones companies : Leo, Africell, Econet Wireless, Onamob,Smart mobile.
There is one landline companies Onatel which has a mobile branch Onamob (Onatel mobile)

Transport & Hotel

Airport transfers can be booked with your accommodation thru our agency.

Car hire with French/English speaking driver
is necessary during your stay to avoid some unexpected costs since there is no fixed cost for taxi, and most of them don’t speak French or English .This might be helpful either for your tourist visit or business one.
You will learn a lot with the driver since he will be driving and being your guide at same time without an extra cost.

Hotel booking can be made thru our travel company for free.
We get in touch with you and book a hotel according to your needs because we have a list of hotels to recommend !

We understand that traveler satisfaction is general country satisfaction and our dream is to help you travel and discover the beauty of Burundi .

This page will be regularly updated to enable you find accurate information with your travel plan .

For more information or suggestion, contact us.

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peter james

March 23rd, 2011

What do travelers say about Burundi?
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Burundi: The Gem of East Africa said Chuck and Mary –South Carolina
We arrived on January 29th and were taken to our hotel that afternoon Hotel club du lac Tanganyika. This one was selected because it’s away from the main town area and on the beach of the magnificent Lake Tanganyika.
It was a great place to relax by the beautiful pool and the various food venues were excellent. We had what was called the "half board" plan, rather than the full board. It was a 3 night plan with breakfast and dinner included plus our lunch outside during safaris. Outside safari we never left the pool, just lounged and had our lunch served to us - great pizzas!!

We took a tour our first full day there and the tour operator and driver were great. They had some ready-made tours, but we planned one specifically for us and visited the source of the Nile, a beautiful waterfall, local villages and colorful costumes and saw the stone marking the meeting of Stanley and Livingstone. A real treat was to visit our guide's school in the town where he was raised. Singing and dancing were on the agenda the day we were there.
Another real plus of the hotel was the entertainment every night. From several types of bands, to the local drumming and dancing of Burundi, we were entertained during our dinner hour.
One trip we had wanted to take we were unable to arrange. Augustin, our tour guide, was able to arrange such a tour, but we needed one more day. We wanted to see the Mountain Gorillas from the Congo side, having seen them in Uganda and Rwanda. We arrived late on a Friday and were leaving Monday afternoon, so we needed an additional day for the embassy to be open to get a visa.

Our tour guide was Augustin NDIKURIYO and he can arrange any type of tour you would like: Cultural,nature,homestay visit,birds watching , beach vacations on the Lake Tangnayika. He is a recommended Tour operator of most of the hotels, also located in Bujumbura, and they are able to contact him at any time. If you are on the hotel grounds and want to see him - he will find you - at the pool, at the lake, at the restaurants.

His contacts are:
Augustine@burundiaccess.com
+257 78 283 273 /79 560 063
http://www.burundi-access.com

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