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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Burundi’s long civil war appears to be coming to an end. However, it is a young peace and things could kick off again, so don’t do too much exploring unless you are 101% certain things are safe. It’s currently considered safe to travel by land to and from Rwanda. Travelling south along the shores of Lake Tanganyika to Tanzania may emerge as a popular way to link the mountain gorillas of Rwanda with the chimps of Gombe Stream.

Kigali (Rwanda) and Kigoma (Tanzania) are probably the best places to pick up reliable information about current events in Burundi.