Institut Français Burundi

Top choice in Burundi

As is pretty much standard with French cultural institutes the world over, this one hosts a diverse and exciting array of cultural events which take in everything from art-house films to exhibitions and food related events (it's French, after all). The website lists upcoming events, or you can pick up a brochure from the more upmarket hotels and restaurants. You don't need to be French to attend.

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1. Central Market

0.25 MILES

This covered market is the largest in Burundi and is an interesting place to poke around in, with its maze-like corridors and closet-sized stalls. The…

2. Musée Vivant

0.81 MILES

This small zoo won't win the approval of animal rights activists. In fact, it probably won't win approval from many people at all. Currently it houses a…

3. Saga Beach

4.57 MILES

Bujumbura’s Lake Tanganyika beaches are some of the best urban beaches of any landlocked country in Africa. The sand, though not exactly pristine white…

4. Parc National de la Rusizi

6.61 MILES

This is the most accessible, and popular, national park, as Bujumbura is just 15km away. It's a wetland environment, and provides a habitat for hippos,…