Bujumbura Things to Do

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    Border to the DRC

    by MikeAtSea Updated Sep 21, 2008

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    One thing that amazed me was the friendliness that greeted us when we decided to hop across to the DRC for a few hours. The myth African border crossings are unfriendly and rude took a complete different shape when even the Station Commader decided to pose for a picture, after he ensured that we crossed the border in less then 5 minutes.

    Directions: West of Bujumbura - head passing the airport en-route to the border

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    New Suburbs

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 21, 2008

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    Towards the East of the town centre of Bujumbura one can find a building franzy with hundreds of new homes beeing build, showing that residents have gained the confidence again and are investing money in the restructuring of this war torn country.

    Directions: Towards the West of the town centre

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    University of Bujumbura

    by MikeAtSea Updated Sep 21, 2008

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    The University of Bujumbura offers splendid views across the capital city and Lake Tanganyika. It is the only university in the poverty stricken tiny central African country. Its facilities are deteriorating and significantly damaged due to an ongoing civil war. In its infancy, it was owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. Its current enrollment is approximately 3,124. The history of this university goes back to the year 1964 when the various higher educational institutions were merged into one large institution.

    Directions: Travel from the town centre North up the hill - the University cannot be missed since it is the largest building above Bujumbura.

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    Independance Monument

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 21, 2008

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    High above the city of Bujumbura towers the Independance Monument honouring the countries independance after German and Belgium rule in 1962 and when Bujumbura regained its current name after the original name of Usumbura.

    Directions: Drive from the town centre towards the University up the hill - the monument cannot be missed

    Independance Monument Independance Monument Independance Monument
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    Lake Tanganyika

    by MikeAtSea Written Sep 21, 2008

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    An ocean in the middle of Africa, with white sandy beaches and sun chairs? Okay you have not had too much local Rum - but you have arrived at the biggest fresh water reserve on the continent of Africa, right in the heart of Africa - Lake Tanganyika.
    It is the deepest lake in Africa and holds the greatest volume of fresh water. It extends for 673 km in a general north-south direction and averages 50 km in width. The lake covers 32,900 kmĀ², with a shoreline of 1,828km and a mean depth of 570 m and a maximum depth of 1,470 m. Flying across the lake I was in the cockpit of our plane it took 45 minutes from South to North at 850 km/h!

    Directions: Right next to Bujumbura

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