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What to do in BURUNDI: The small country with the most FAMOUS DRUMS IN THE WORLD!




Although it is one of the smallest countries in Africa, Burundi is full of treasures. Let's start our trip in the capital, Bujumbura, where bustling urban life merges with impressive natural beauty.



Afterwards, be sure to visit the Rusizi Nature Reserve, home to hippos and several species of birds, and Saga Beach, a perfect place to relax. Other must-see stops are Gitega, the city of drums, and the impressive Karera Falls.

 



In Burundi, the currency used is the Burundian Franc and the official language is Kirundi, but many people also speak French. And stay tuned, Brazilians, as you need a visa to visit the country.

 



Now, the interesting fact we promised: did you know that Burundian drums are not only used to produce music, but are also an instrument of communication between people? More than that, they are considered sacred and carry within them the history and identity of a people. The art of the Burundian drum is even considered intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO!


We drove on Burindi's roads and they are very simple, we entered through the Rwandan border after long hours on the road, the socioeconomic difference between Rwanda and Burundi is immense, with Rwanda being much richer and better structured.


Burundi is a place of contrasts, where tradition and modernity live side by side. The country holds unique experiences, the opportunity to discover a piece of Africa that is still little explored, but unfortunately it is not at all prepared for mass tourism.


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