Despite the poverty, Burundi is the country with some worthy attractions for tourists. Its capital city of Bujumbura is known for the parliament building and the former colonial administration. The city of Gitega attracts the visitors to the royal palace and the waterfall 'Chutes de la Karera', that is very picturesque during the rainy season. Karera Falls is a charming park with giant trees and unusual birds, thermal springs and waterfalls.

Bujumbura is the largest city in the country. Apart from that, Bujumbura is the largest port in Burundi. The city is situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Bujumbura has the population of 300,000 people. The city has two of the most important cultural centers, the University of Burundi and the Center for Culture of Burundi. To the south-east of the capital, there is the southernmost source of the Nile River, Surce du Nil.

Most of Burundi is covered with steppes, which, despite poaching, are full of exotic species of animals, including giraffes and lions. Near Kilemba, one will find the hot spring called Kibabi Hot Springs.

Burundi borders the famous Lake Tanganyika. Tanganyika is one of the Great Lakes, formed in the deepest tectonic fracture. Its waters occupy the distance of 676 miles from north to south, so that it is the longest lake in the world. The coastline is about 1,900 kilometers. The depth of the lake, which reaches 1,470 meters in the southern part, makes Lake Tanganyika the second largest in the world, second only to Lake Baikal.

Gishora Village is a place, where the ritual performance with drums is arranged. A drum is not just a tool here, but a symbol of power and of social status. The Royal Drummers Ensemble takes part in every public ceremony. The tradition of the performance lasts for many centuries and remains unchanged, and the technique of playing is passed down from generation to generation.

Rusizi National Park occupies 500 hectares in the delta of the same river. The reserve is almost entirely covered with reeds, which create almost perfect conditions for antelope, hippos and crocodiles. In the middle of the park, there are meander ponds, the habitat of many birds.

Tea plantations are located in the highlands of the country. Local tea is considered one of the best in the world and served to the table of the British Queen, Elizabeth II.

The motto of this country is 'Unity, work, progress', but both unity and progress are still invisible in the country: the state is in a constant state of conflict between the tribes. There is even a threat of civil war. Burundi is listed among the poorest nations of the world. Work in Burundi still has more to do with agriculture, and the local supplies of minerals, platinum in particular, are not used.

Burundi is located in Central Africa, without having access to the sea, part of its boundary runs along the rivers. The inner location of the country does not contribute to the development of tourism, though the state compensates it by the unique natural conditions.

The majority of sights in Burundi are of natural character. There are two national parks, Kibirev and Ruvudu, which preserve fine examples of African nature untouched by man. Here you can admire the wild forests, their rich fauna, and beautiful meanders in the river plains.

It is difficult to find beautiful monuments and magnificent buildings among the attractions of Burundi. This country is a part of Africa, which lives the same life and is in the same condition as many years ago. Tourists are attracted merely by the opportunity to participate in a safari tour or take an automobile tour across the country.

Travel agencies in Burundi can be contacted to request a tour quotation. Burundi tour operators can offer hotels, tours, transport and more local travel services.