Burundi Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by CatherineReichardt
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by CatherineReichardt
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by CatherineReichardt

Burundi Warnings and Dangers

  • Just because it's poor doesn't mean it's...

    (work in progress)A question that often gets asked on the travel forum is whether it's cheap to travel in Africa - the assumption being that because the vast majority of Africans are poor, it must be affordable for the traveller.In fact, the converse is true: unless you are prepared to live like a local person AND have a lot of time on your hands,...

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  • Beware of Kennedy and Hakuna Matata...

    This is a warning for potential travelers to the Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Burundi) NOT to use the services of Kennedy Nari Ndayisenga or his tour company, Hakuna Matata Tours & Travel. Put bluntly, Kennedy is a liar, a scammer and a thief who will think nothing of stealing your money and cannot be relied...

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  • Want an excuse NOT to self drive in...

    (work in progress)I'm familiar with the term 'tailgating', but until I visited Burundi, I merely thought that it meant that a following car was driving too close to the vehicle ahead.However, a few minutes in Bujumbura gave me a whole different perspective on the term, because in Burundi, 'tailgating' means literally holding onto the tailgate of a...

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  • Consider the cost of the visa in your...

    (work in progress)I hate visas. Particularly in the developing world, where it is patently obvious that they have absolutely nothing to do with border control and everything to do with milking foreign visitors for hard currency.Whereas neighbouring Rwanda has sensibly abolished the need for tourist visas, Burundi (and, for that matter DRC, Tanzania...

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  • Managing the ying and yang of mozzie...

    (work in process)Make no mistake, malaria is a killer, and although there are fewer mosquitoes in the cooler highlands of Burundi, you need to consider the entire country as being malarial and take appropriate precautions.Regardless of the effectiveness of whatever malarial prophylaxis you're taking, the best precaution you can take is to avoid...

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  • When it rains, it pours!

    (work in progress)Burundi is in the tropics, so it should come as little surprise that it gets a lot of rain – however, that doesn’t diminish the surprise when the heavens open and a deluge of Biblical proportions cascades down on your head.A particularly powerful storm hit our last afternoon in town, flooding the centre of town – most notably the...

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  • A HUNDRED (HORRIBLE) WAYS TO DIE

    OPPORTUNISTIC DISEASES. Doesn’t sound like a nice way to die does it? Please note that the Diseases is plural. Very plural. If you want to get to know a local Burundin VERY well – make sure you use a condom. You will see signs across Burundi warning of the dangers of ‘SIDA’. SIDA stands for Le syndrome de l'immunodéficience acquise. French for...

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