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Getting Around Burundi

Air

There are no scheduled internal flights.

Road

There are main roads east from Bujumbura to Muramvya (once the royal city of Burundi) and south to Gitega. Both journeys can be completed without too much strain during the dry season, but any road travel can be difficult in the rainy season. Avoid travelling by road outside Bujumbura after dark. 

Side of the road

Right

Road Quality

Few roads are paved, and even these are not always in great condition.

Car Hire

Car hire is available from local companies.

Taxi

Tanus-tanus (truck taxis) are usually available but they are often crowded.

Documentation

You can drive on a valid national driving licence for up to six months.

Rail