The capital city Bujumbura is situated on the beautiful beaches of Lake Tanganyika, a lake so large it has waves. Hotels, restaurants, a golf course and stables line the lakeside. Bujumbura is a pretty town full of wide-open grassy parks.
It has retained some of its French colonial culture and offers some of the best cuisine in East Africa. The open-air bazaars sell colorful local artworks including hand woven baskets, sculptures and beadwork.