Diomede Misigaro Richard


Interesting Facts About Burundi

  • Burundi has two capital cities: Bujumbura and Gitega.
  • Burundi Is home to the world’s longest freshwater lake called Tanganyika.
  • Burundians are known for brewing banana beer. It’s made from fermented mashed bananas, usually enjoyed in large groups through a straw.
  • Burundi has wildlife-rich national parks. Ruvubu National Park is the country’s largest national park, covering roughly 508 sq. km (196 sq. miles).
  • Cattle are a symbol of health, happiness, and prosperity for the Burundians.


Zone Banga is a municipality of commune Matongo of the province of Kayanza in Burundi. Photo by Christine Vaufrey