Replies: 8 - Last Post: Sep 30, 2012 12:32 PM Last Post By: Fulana
Aug 22, 2012 6:51 PM
Aug 23, 2012 1:30 AM
Aug 23, 2012 1:26 PM
2I should be more specific. Will traveller get rob and kill during the days in the bus or walk on street during the day? As foreigner, you will be very easy to recognize from far away. Lonely Planet guide book mentions to check the current safety. I would to hear from someone travel there independently (not with tour).
Aug 24, 2012 1:21 AM
Aug 24, 2012 11:59 AM
Aug 24, 2012 8:16 PM
5It is far from being as safe as Kigali or Kampala, so guard up when you`re in a busy area, particularly when walking down in the main street and the Marche Central, where some forceful pickpockets are present. And make sure you don`t go to Bwiza on your own. Although it is terribly rough and barely lit (even when there is electricity around), it is a popular area for the famous local meal called Michupu. The atmosphere is quite interesting, but truely scary if you go there on your own.
Aug 25, 2012 2:13 AM
6I have walked a lot around Bujumbura, even when it is dark and never experienced any tentative of pickpocketing. Not even inside the central market though it is notorious because of pickpocketing.
However, I would say use your instincts, be careful, don't carry clearly valuable things with and explore the city.
In other towns don't move around after dark unless you know what you are doing.
Sep 30, 2012 11:52 AM
7The only problem I faced were pickpockets in Bujumbura, but otherwise absolutely safe. Just take the usual precautions.
Sep 30, 2012 12:32 PM
8Bujumbura is NOT absolutely safe, however, under certain conditions, in certain area it is usually safe.
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