The Republic of Burundi is one of the few countries in Africa, along with its neighbour Rwanda among others (such as Botswana, Lesotho, and Eswatini), to be a direct territorial continuation of a pre-colonial era African state.
Burundi is a country of 27,834 square kilometers located in Central Africa’s Great Lakes area. It is bordered to the north by the Republic of Rwanda, to the south-east by the United Republic of Tanzania and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burundi is a state with a population over 9 million. The capital, Bujumbura, is located on the banks of Lake Tanganyika.
Centrally located in the heart of Africa, Burundi’s geographic position allows easy access in less than two hours flight time to many of Africa’s most attractive tourist sites such as: Volcanoes and gorillas at Kahuzi Biega in DRC, Tanzania’s famous National Park in Gombe and Serengeti, Gorilla viewing in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and the beaches in Zanzibar.
For more, go to Burundi, Heart of Africa.