Capital Bujumbura

Population 10,114,505

Area 27,834 km2

Key facts

Burundi is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 3 countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania) that Burundi shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak French and Kirundi.

The national currency in Burundi is Burundian franc (BIF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Burundi is 11.38 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Burundi.1.42 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Burundi, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Burundi. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Burundi?

There are no Mariott hotels in Burundi.

There are no Hilton hotels in Burundi.

There are no IHG hotels in Burundi.

There are no Best Western hotels in Burundi.

There are no Radisson hotels in Burundi.

There are no Accor hotels in Burundi.

What fast food chains are present in Burundi?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Burundi.

The KFC chain does not operate in Burundi.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Burundi.

The Subway chain does not operate in Burundi.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Burundi.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Burundi.


What is the weather like in Bujumbura?

Today the sun in Bujumbura, rises at 6:01 AM and sets at 5:58 PM. The climate of Bujumbura may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30OvercastLow: 20.1°C (68.18°F)High: 32.2°C (89.96°F)
FridayMay 31Partly cloudlyLow: 20.9°C (69.62°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
SaturdayJun 1OvercastLow: 20.3°C (68.54°F)High: 32.4°C (90.32°F)
SundayJun 2OvercastLow: 20.1°C (68.18°F)High: 34.1°C (93.38°F)
MondayJun 3Partly cloudlyLow: 20.7°C (69.26°F)High: 34.2°C (93.56°F)
TuesdayJun 4Partly cloudlyLow: 21.3°C (70.34°F)High: 33.9°C (93.02°F)

Weather data for Bujumbura (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Burundi.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Burundi.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.4, Burundi is placed 109th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Burundi traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  8.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2014.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 35.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Burundi

117 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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