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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Bujumbura is a more dangerous city than Kampala (Uganda) or Kigali (Rwanda), but is not quite in the league of Nairobbery. It is generally safe to wander about on foot during the day. The character of the city changes around 8pm, as ‘les petits bandits’ move in. Take particular care near popular nightspots, as you never know who is lurking in the dark.