Places to Visit in Muramvya, Burundi, Central Africa, Africa

Places to Visit in Muramvya, Burundi, Central Africa, Africa

Muramvya is the capital city of the province of Muramvya, located in the central part of Burundi between 3°15′ S latitude and 29°36′ E longitude, around 50 km northwest of Gitega and 50 km east and northeast of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. Muramvya’s rich cultural and natural landscapes have made it as a UNESCO World Heritage, designated on May 9, 2007 in Tentative List.

The Muramvya province is made up of 5 communes such as Muramvya itself, Bukeye, Kiganda, Mbuye and Rutegama. The province covers a total area of 695.52 sq. km.


How to reach Muramvya?

Bujumbura International Airport is the closest airport to Muramvya, situated around 55 km away and handles flights from and to Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Brussels, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Entebbe and Kigali.

Reaching Muramvya from the airport would not be a difficult task for visitors as the airport has a taxi stand with many taxis. Muramvya is also reachable by bus from Bujumbura.

To move within the city, visitors can use rental vehicles like mopeds and bicycles.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Muramvya:

Muramvya is culturally identified city as its cultural features along with natural characteristics were considered to the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Shops and restaurants are limited in Muramvya, so visitors can drive towards the country capital, Bujumbura, to have memorable shopping experience and to take mouthwatering traditional and international delicacies.


Things to do in Muramvya:

  • Day tours
  • Shopping
  • Hiking


Places to see in Muramvya:


Natural landscapes of Muramvya:

Along with the cultural features, the rich eye-catching natural landscapes of Muramvya gained place on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tentative List on May 9, 2007. One can experience it by taking a guide tour of the villages of Muramvya province.


Mount Heha:

Being the highest mountain of the country with an elevation 2,684 meters, the Mount Heha is one of the identities of Burundi. It is located in the commune of Mukike in Bujumbura Rural province, around 80 km south of Muramvya.


Lake Tanganyika:

The world’s 2nd largest and deepest freshwater lake, the Lake Tanganyika measures a maximum length of 673 km and width of 72 km. It is situated around 20 km from Mount Heha and 50 km from Muramvya. It is very much famous among tourists for boating and fishing activities.


Ruvubu National Park:

With an area of 508 sq. km, the Ruvubu National Park is the largest national park of Burundi, situated in the eastern part of the country. Muyinga is the nearest city to the park, around 130 km away from Muramvya. Taking a guided tour would be easy to explore this scenic site.


List of other places of interest in and around Muramvya include:

  • Saga Plage
  • Geological Museum of Burundi
  • Parc des Reptiles
  • Karera Beach
  • Rusizi National Park
  • Ciné Caméo
  • Université de Burundi
  • Entente Sportive
  • Hotel Club Lac du Tanganyika
  • Livingstone-Stanley Monument
  • Musee Vivant
  • Burundi Museum of Life


Best time to visit Muramvya:

Visitors can choose any month between April and October to visit Muramvya to explore its World Heritage Sites.


Accommodation options in Muramvya:

Muramvya houses few upgraded hotels, so it is advised for visitors to reach the national capital, Bujumbura, to enjoy memorable hospitality services with both traditional and modern facilities. Here are some hotels in Muramvya and Bujumbura (around 50 km):

  • Jardin Tropical Studios Apartment
  • Roca Golf Hotel
  • Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika
  • Le Clos des Limbas
  • Nonara Beach Resort
  • Hotel Dolce Vita Resort
  • Cercle Nautique
  • Hotel Botanika
  • King’s Conference Centre
  • Hotel La Palmeraie
  • Yombe Palace Hotel
  • Water Front Hotel
  • City Hill Hotel
  • Royal Palace Hotel
  • Hotel Residence Ubuntu

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