Travelers flock to Bujumbura, Burundi, to explore the beaches, parks and monuments. Visitors can visit the city zoo or the national parks, depending on how close they want to get to nature. There are lots of museums and historical buildings that travelers to this area should try to visit during their stay. The country is known mainly for its beaches, and most visitors stay in resorts along the coast.
After you fly to Bujumbura, you can enjoy the wildlife in the Rusizi National Park. Karera Beach and Saga Beach are the most popular beach areas, and there you can enjoy a leisurely day in the sun and relax in the warm waters. The Musee Vivant is the city's zoo, and it features several animals local to the area. Important historical structures include the Unity Monument and Regina Mundi Cathedral.
Fly into Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) and enjoy comfortable temperatures year-round, with average lows in the mid-50s and average highs in the mid-80s. Public transportation consists largely of mini-buses and taxis. Since the airport is on the outskirts of the city, you'll need to get a taxi or car rental to get into the center of town. The preferred options to get around the city are the local taxis. In some areas, you can also find motorcycle taxis and bicycle taxis.
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