Burundi Local Customs
Primus (pronounced 'Pre Moose') beer is the dominant beer brand - or indeed any brand - in Burundi, and wherever you go in the country, it's impossible to evade the reach of its advertising and ubiquitous depots.Primus is a lager style beer with a 5% alcohol content that is well suited to the tropical climate. It's brewed in four countries in the...more
(work in progress)In Burundi , the bicycle is king, and in this respect, it feels much more like Asia than Africa. Thus, an obvious – but nonetheless absorbing - pastime on a road trip through the Burundian countryside is to spot the biggest/heaviest/most improbable bicycle load. Ours was not an exhaustive study, but for what it’s worth, here’s our...more
Drums play a big part in the music of most African countries, but in Burundi they have an almost spiritual meaning. The old kings used to travel with their drummers everywhere, and being a royal drummer was a position to be passed on from father to son. and what drums they have! they are huge, and playing them is hard, athletic words. There are...more
We went on a missions trip to Burundi with a host church to go to - we were totally wonderfully looked after, kept safe with transport and escort, fed with excellent local food and dishes, met wonderful people - we were very busy and had long days visiting various churches and groups (eg orphan and widowed or single mother support groups) and...more
We learnt that Burundi is famed for excellent tea and coffee - the tea and coffee that we drank on a daily basis for breakfast was delicious - most noticeably the coffee!! The tea regarded as the best is called Nile-Source from the Office de The Du Burundi company - also the makers of what is regarded as the best coffee. The name 'Nile-Source' is...more
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The Novotel should be as good as it gets in the center of town. Unfortunately it has a reputation as...more
The local rating for this hotel is four star - I gave it a two star since service and some of the...more
B.P 1267 Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa
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