Burundi

All nationalities require a visa to visit Burundi except citizens of Uganda. In Europe, visas are available from the Burundi Embassy in Belgium.

Two types of visa are available at Bujumbura airport and in theory, but with problems in reality at borders. A 3 day transit visa costs USD40. A multiple entry 1 month visa costs USD90 on arrival or can be obtained from embassies prior to travel.

By plane
By plane

Bujumbura International Airport is served by the following passenger airlines:Kenya Airways Nairobi; Fly 540 Nairobi;Rwandair Express Kigali, Johannesburg;Ethiopian Addis Ababa;Brussels Airlines Brussels;Air Burundi is currently not operating March 2010;South Africa Airlines;Ugandan Airlines

By ship
By ship

You can use the ferries to travel along Lake Tanganyika, but they do not operate regularly.

By bus
By bus

Buses are available mainly from Bujumbura, around the central market. There are only international buses to Rwanda,DRC and Uganda. Companies include Amahoro, Belveder, Otraco and Yahoo. It is also possible to get into Burundi in the east. To do this take a bus to Kabanga Tanzania, and from there take a shared taxi to the Burundian border. From the south, minibuses run from Kasulu to Manyovu, from where boda-bodas take you through to the Burundi border post. Shared taxis continue from there to Mabanda. Minibuses also run from Gatumba on the DRC border to Bujumbura.