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Bujumbura awaits on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika, Africa's second-largest freshwater lake. This city is Burundi's economic hub and boasts a beautiful lakeside location. The surrounding area rises into hills offering panoramic views of the lake. Fun fact: Bujumbura holds a special place in Burundian drumming culture. The city is home to several highly-regarded drumming groups who perform traditional rhythms during ceremonies and celebrations.

If you're thinking about visiting Bujumbura, we've got you covered with a wide range of flight options. Alternative Airlines tickets over 600 airlines so finding flights to Bujumbura on our site will be a breeze! To find cheap, flexible flights to Bujumbura simply enter the departure airport you wish to fly from and choose your travel dates.

Airports near Bujumbura

Planning a trip to Bujumbura? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Bujumbura.

Kigali International Airport

Located approximately 160 kilometres (99 miles) northeast of Bujumbura, Kigali International Airport is the closest major airport to Bujumbura. It is a well-connected airport with several international airlines operating regular flights.


Entebbe International Airport

Situated around 400 kilometres (248 miles) northwest of Bujumbura, Entebbe International Airport is another option for travellers. Although it is a bit farther away, it is a major airport with good connectivity to various destinations.


Kilimanjaro International Airport

Located approximately 500 kilometres (310 miles) southeast of Bujumbura, Kilimanjaro International Airport is a viable option for travellers who are willing to drive a bit longer. It offers international flights and serves as a gateway to Tanzania's popular tourist destinations, including Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park.


Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

While Nairobi is a bit further away from Bujumbura, approximately 800 kilometres (497 miles) to the east, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a major hub in East Africa. travellers may consider taking a connecting flight from Nairobi to Bujumbura if they prefer a wider range of flight options.

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Things to do in Bujumbura

With a wealth of sights to see in Bujumbura, here are our top 3:

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Experience the Vibrant Culture at Bujumbura Central Market

Dive into the heart of Burundi's bustling capital and discover a treasure trove of local produce, vibrant textiles, and handcrafted souvenirs. Feel the pulse of the city and engage with friendly locals at Bujumbura Central Market.

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Unwind at the Pristine Shores of Lake Tanganyika

Escape the city's hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Lake Tanganyika. With its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, it's a paradise for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts alike.

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Explore the Rich History at the Living Museum of Bujumbura

Step back in time and explore Burundi's rich cultural heritage at the Living Museum of Bujumbura. From traditional huts to live animal exhibits, this unique museum offers an immersive journey into the country's past.

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