According to the Foreign Office, ‘If you don’t have an essential reason to stay in Burundi, you should consider leaving. Burundi has experienced political instability since President Nkrunziza was inaugurated for a controversial third term in August 2015. There have been violent incidents reported across the country, including a number of targeted political and military assassinations. You should limit your movements, avoid large gatherings and remain vigilant at all times.’
What are we missing? The chance to explore the fantastic landscape of one of Africa’s oldest lakes; Lake Tanganyika, a prime area for spotting wildlife, including hippos, elephants and birds. Listening to traditional Burudian drummers, whose ancient music and dancing is on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Date: 5 September 2018