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Lake Tanganyika

Not only is it a huge lake but it is the worlds second deepest lake and it is also the worlds second largest freshwater lake!

We went walking past here to particularly look for hippos that apparently are more likely to see in this area than anywhere else around the lake - we hadnt seen them when we had our first visit to Lake Tanganyika at the Beach Club Tanganyika - and we didnt see them whee we had been we had more chance - but we didnt see them! - nor did we see any crocodiles that are also meant to be possible to see - though they apparently are more likely to see around nightfall.

Something to carry? be it tiny or huge?

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:the most hospitable, kind, warm, generous, colourful, people! Gradual recoveries and restoration since the genocidal massacres 15 or so years ago
  • Cons:many security people, police and military around with big guns! can be daunting but Im told by many that during the day walking about is perfectly safe - just take care at night - go by taxi or travel with locals...and a horrible history
  • Last visit to Burundi: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2011
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Geat page Angela on a place I know very little about. Thank you.

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Oct 15, 2015 at 7:07 AM

      thanks Albert, theyve been having a lot of problems again over the last 6 months or so with the President refusing to give up office as the democratic constitution says hes had his maximum terms, people have been killed for being politically incorrect in response...and a lot of people have left Burundi for wherever they could get visas to, i have friends that havent been able to leave and those who are in leadership positions who havent been able to leave so sent their families out. we are all praying and hoping for a good outcome still to come about

    • wabat's Profile Photo
      Oct 15, 2015 at 7:01 PM

      We can only hope and pray for good times ahead, Angela.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Nice page about this very interesting place! The drum ceremony and local customs are interesting too. Lake Tanganyika looks beautiful. Must have been a great experience.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    If you got a head for it, you can carry your life needs on top. The travelogues and tips were very good for this country feeling strife so often

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Lake Tanganyika really does look huge in your photos, almost like an ocean. Too bad you didn’t see any hippos or crocodiles there. Great that you got to visit a village of the Twa people.

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      May 22, 2013 at 3:43 AM

      thank you yes it was a special visit - seeing the landscape out of town was great along with meeting the Twa and being hosted by lovely locals and great food with a local cook hired to cook for us as well as eating as guests in homes of our hosts....

  • Wafro's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    Great info about a nation scarred by civil wars and ethnic twists. Never call a Twa a Pygmee, just as in Cameroon you never say Pygmee to a Baka.
    Lovely pictures btw.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    A great reason to pay a visit. I am off to 'see' Serbia soon. And Lady Di was simply an added plus!

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    Great page! lovely colorful pics but the situation in the hospitals made me sad :(

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      May 22, 2013 at 3:54 AM

      any money you want to raise can help the situation! there were some in there for not paying even small bills so if you felt to raise money among friends even would help - I have trustworthy contacts there as a liason still

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Ahhh yes. The Tourist Office. They ran away and shut the door on me. Some guy on VT then tells me 2 months later he was welcomed in and it was great. I think he was smoking whatever the staff smoke...

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2009 at 5:08 AM

    That yellow flower looks like a Bird of Paradise! Nice bananas photos too. We used to have a banana tree in our back-yard while in Papua New Guinea!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    Wow.. amazing photos of Burundi. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, SL :)

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