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Beautiful Burundi has been ravaged by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at last be able to put his dark past to rest. A small nation some very high mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi is among the African giants of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. The scenery is breathtaking and the warm welcome, and can return to begin receiving a trickle of passengers the word out that the war is over.

Steam capital, Bujumbura, is centrally located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on the outskirts of the city are some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Ask the old hands on Burundi, Africa before the war, and is the kind of place watery eyes go on and refer us to the lives of the Lotus-eaters. Unfortunately there has been a lotus food for most Burundians for over a decade of violence.

Many of the attractions inside the country have been off limits for years, but the stunning scenery and the warmth of the Burundian compensated more. Choosing the source of the Nile south, the ancient forest of Kibira National Park or the place where Stanley was reputed to have uttered the eternal words of Dr. Livingstone, I presume? ‘.
Tensions between tribes have ravaged the country since independence in 1962, and there is always a chance things could get going again. It is a young peace, so be sure to do your homework before embarking on an adventure in Burundi.


Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar … The names come out of the language as a call list of most attractive destinations in Africa, all in a single country. Resonant with hints of wild and exotic, these four are only sufficient grounds for making the bag and leave for Tanzania. But the list is not complete. Bagamoyo, Tabora, Ujiji – stop at the caravan routes of the 19th century in the heart of what was then an unknown continent. Mafia and St. – once the famous ports of call for merchant ships from the East. Kilwa – axis of a vast ocean of Indian commerce network. Kigoma, Kalem, Kipili, Kasanga – noisy outposts along the remote shoreline of Lake Tanganyika. Selous – largest protected area in Africa. Ruah and Katavi – insider information for the serious safari to attendees. Mahale and Gombe – prime candidates destinations to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

In the space of several hours, you can move to overthrow the idyllic beaches to explore, moss-covered ruins of the ancient Swahili city-states, the escalation of mist-covered slopes in the Southern Highlands of hiking through the countryside aggregates near Ol Doinyo Lengai, guided by a Maasai warrior spear carry. However, despite its attractions, Tanzania has managed mostly to stay humble and low profile. It has an enviable remained untouched by tribal rivalries and political upheavals affecting many of its neighbors, and this – combined with a booming tourism industry – makes it an ideal choice for first time visitors to Africa and old hands.

Throughout, Tanzania offers travelers a variety of options, against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which more than 100 ethnic groups live together amicably. While most visitors head directly north of the famous observation of the nature of the circuit, followed by a relaxing time on the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania has more to offer anyone with time and the inclination of out of the rut. Follow the south coast in a swahili culture rhythms have remained unchanged in many ways through the centuries. Travel through rolling mountain along the road Tanzam, deviating from ruah National Park. Admire the paintings around the town of Kolo. Explore the shore of Lake Victoria, with its fishing villages and tranquil islands. The desert experience rarely visited Katavi, full of buffalo and hippos.
If you are looking for comfort, adhere to the safari circuit and the north of Zanzibar, where major roads are closed and many hotels and restaurants. Moreover, and especially in the south and west, and soon will be off the beaten path, surrounded by Tanzania that is far removed from Western development.

Wherever you go, take advantage of opportunities to meet Tanzanians. With characteristic warmth and courtesy, and dignity and beauty of their cultures, they are the ones that inevitably end up being the highlight of any visit. Most likely you will want to come back for more, which most Tanzanians call ‘Karibu had “(welcome back).