Getting Around

Taxi fares range from BFr1000 for short hops in the centre to BFr6000 out to the beaches and BFr5000 to the bus stations. A taxi to the airport costs BFr12,000. Moto-taxis are banned from the city centre and environs and so are of little use to most tourists.

Minibuses to Gatumba can drop you off at Saga Beach (BFr350). These, along with minibuses to all places around Bujumbura (including Siyoni and Gare du Nord bus stations where the long-distance buses leave from), can be caught at the Central Ville bus station at Bujumbura’s Central Market.