Burundi, the country where the drums are sacred

Royal Drummers of Burundi in Gishora

In Burundi, playing the drums is a symbol of recognition, and the Royal Drummers of Burundi vividly represent it. Experiencing the Royal Drummers of Burundi for the very first time is witnessing raw energy in front of your eyes. Thirty performers beat giant hundred-kilo drums with such strength and passion that your heart beats with […]

Best things to do in Bujumbura

Beach Burundi - Best things to do in Bujumbura

Definitely off-the-beaten-path, Bujumbura is a city that is easy to fall in love with. Burundi may not be the first country you want to explore when travelling around East Africa, but it’s definitely worth a visit. From its cultural importance to its pristine landscapes, travelling to Burundi means properly visiting “the heart of Africa”.  The […]

How to cross to Burundi overland

Landscape between DRC and Burundi - crossing Burundi overland

Whether you come from Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, or Tanzania, there are many ways to travel to Burundi overland.  Nestled in the heart of East Africa, Burundi may be a small country by African standards, but it has so much to offer to the enterprising traveller. Rich in culture and tradition, it is known for its […]

Exploring East Africa – Best natural places to travel in Burundi

Exploring East Africa – Best natural places to travel in Burundi

Known as one of the least visited countries in Africa, Burundi has forests, savannas and stunning lakes for travellers wanting to go off the beaten path. It is difficult to find reliable information about Burundi online. It was one of the most complicated countries to plan a visit to, and I was not sure exactly […]