Cercle Nautique

Ave de la Plage, Bujumbura, Burundi | Hotel

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Ten baptisms

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... the span of about 30 feet. One bank was higher than the other. So the logs were not at all level. At first glance I thought to myself, "I'll bet we have to cross that." Lots of people were already gathered along the banks, but even more were coming. I had my swim trunks, flip-flops (borrowed from the hotel), and a change of shirt tucked under my arm. Thinking we would have to cross them anyway, I decided it was time to get familiar with the log bridge. So, I crossed it carefully. ...

Arrival in Burundi

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... long story) waited in line to get one. A question came up: did I need a three day visa ($40) or a longer-than-three-day visa ($90). We were arriving on Thursday at 1:00 pm. If I counted Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, that makes 4 days. But if I counted hours between 1:00 pm Thursday and 1:25 am Sunday – when our flight should leave (ouch), that makes well less than 72 hours. However, in countries suffering from corruption, any possibility that you might ...

Guinea Pigs at the Museum

A travel blog entry by hasemeyer


... children, and the other was from the zoo's chimpanzee who got upset, was somehow let loose, and went on a rampage. The last stop was the chimpanzee, swinging on a tire swing in her cage. As soon as she saw us (namely Elias) approaching, she jumped off and greeted us, hand out of the cage. She reached for Elias and gently held his foot. No reaction from him. As the responsible parents backed up (images of the woman mauled on Oprah ...

Dive into Burundi

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... Since I was taking photos, it surprised me a bit. Someone who was watching us ford the stream as it were noticed my shock and gave a big chuckle. I looked back at him and held my nose as if we were about to go for a dive. He laughed even more. We drove to the only real site that would be considered an official attraction in Bujumbura, the zoo. There was a sign posted with a list of prices. Entry for foreigners was significantly more expensive than entry for locals. We ...

Kayanza - Field Visits

A travel blog entry by hasemeyer


... groups and see what they have been able to do. As soon as we left town, the poverty of Burundi became more apparent. On our way up, bike riders carrying water up to their homes hitched rides by holding onto the backs trucks. There could be 7+ riders nonchalantly holding onto one truck. On the way we bought two GIANT avocados (the size of large mangoes). They were delicious. We were greeted by the leader in Kayanza, who showed us around ...


This hotel, located on Ave de la Plage, Bujumbura, is near National Museum of Niger (Musée National du Niger), National Museum, Birni Quarter, and Sultan's Palace.
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