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Bujumbura Beach, Burundi

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is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. The Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu peoples have occupied Burundi since the country's formation five centuries ago. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over two hundred years. However, at the beginning of the twentieth century, Germany and Belgium occupied the region, and Burundi and Rwanda became a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi. Political unrest occurred throughout the region, in part, because of social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu, provoking civil war in Burundi throughout the middle twentieth century. Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative democratic republic. Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world. It has one of the lowest per capita GDP of any nation in the world. Burundi has a low gross domestic product largely due to civil wars, corruption, poor access to education, and the effects of HIV/AIDS[citation needed]. Burundi is densely populated, with substantial emigration. Cobalt and copper are among Burundi's natural resources. Some of Burundi's main exports include coffee and sugar.

Capital BUJUMBURA
Currency Franco del Burundi
Country code 00257
Spoken languages ​​ French, swahili, English
Passport

Passport: needed. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

The sanitary facilities are of poor quality. For a certain complexity we recommend the transport plane to Nairobi, Johannesburg or in Europe. There is a fully equipped centre in Nairobi to intervene on 12:0 am 12:0 am in health emergencies: "FLYING DOCTORS": Tel. + 5, + 254.20.315.454/254.20.600.090 mobile: + 254.733.628.422, + 254.733.639.088. (available 24 hours a day). We recommend that you take out before undertaking the journey, providing health insurance coverage as well as medical expenses, even if air emergency medical repatriation or transfer in any other country. Endemic diseases are as follows: malaria (chloroquine-resistant) TB, AIDS, as bilharzia, bacillary dysentery and meningitis. Warnings We recommend that you: -After consulting a doctor, anti-malarial drugs, vaccination antimeningococcica and the vaccine against yellow fever. -boil and filter the water before drinking even though the current drinking water should be -wash and sterilize vegetables with products such as amuchina, steridrolo or similar. -to avoid swimming in the lakes and rivers as infested with crocodiles and hippos.

Information

Club Automobile du Burundi BP 2715, Bujumbura Tel.: +257 229668 Fax: +257 224498 e-mail: leonard@usan-bu.net

Climate

Il clima è variabile. Nelle regioni intorno al lago Tanganyika, caldo-umido con temperature da 30 a 35 gradi tutto l'anno. Nelle zone più elevate, la temperatura media è di 20 gradi. La stagione delle piogge va da ottobre a maggio con un'interruzione da dicembre-gennaio

Viability

Car insurance RCA compulsory. Documents for vehicles imported temporarily It is necessary to have the carnet customs passage. More information at www.aci.it/index.php?id=2090 Links with Europe The two airlines that connect directly to Italy with Burundi are: Ethiopian Airlines with a stopover in Nairobi and Addis Ababa; the Kenya Airways with a stopover in Nairobi; Air Burundi with a stopover in Kugalia via Brussels. Internal transport Good availability of bus services and taxis.

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