The foundation of Bujumbura is dated back in 1876. Initially, Bujumbura was only a port on the shore of the Lake Tanganika. But, it soon developed into an imporant business city which finally became the Capital of Burundi. All along the year, the lake Tanganika remains attractive for all kinds of fantastic fans: water skiing , sailing, fishing and many other activites.
But for the guests who are not fond of water Bujumbura offers : golf, tennis, volleyball, horse riding, bowling. In fact, because of the big number of restaurants(“Entente Sportive”, “Monastere”, Cercle Hellenique”, “Cremaillere”…) Bujumbura has rather become a place of competition between the owners of restaurants. They are struggling to improve by all means the quality of their food in order to satisfy their guests. Bujumbura has plenty to offer for entertainment. Tourists can dine beside the lake Tanganyika perhaps savoring a delicious local fish called the “Sangala,” and then spend the evening in a night club, relaxing in a friendly atmosphere.The lake Tanganika, full of fish, is the deepest in the world just after Lake Baikal.
La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley is one of the popular historical tourists attractions of Burundi. Located at a distance of 12 km to the south of Bujumbura, La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley is a spectacular sight to visit. It is actually a large rock and the existence of this spot marks the famous verbal encounter, which took place between Livingstone and Stanley on 25 November 1871. Certain misconceptions are regarding the connection of La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley with the above concept.
According to Stanley’s book “How I Found Livingstone”, the meeting between Livingstone and Stanley occurred at Ujiji in Tanzania. Unlike other attractions La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley in Burundi is a less crowded one. It is said that the Europeans were the first to visit La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley and it was probably these Europeans who spread the rumor about this place to be the visiting point of Livingstone and Stanley. Whatever be the reason for naming this location as La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley, it is one of the unique Burundi tourist attractions.