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Burundi is a small landlocked country in east central Africa,
closely tied to Rwanda.
Countries neighbouring Burundi are: Rwanda, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Burundi became an independent constitutional monarchy on July 1st,
1962, but the reign of the Mwami lasted less than four more years.
Burundi was settled by Hutu farmers, in the early 14th century,
who imposed their language and customs on the Twa.
Migrating Tutsis established themselves as feudal rulers over the Hutu
in the 15th century, as they did in neighbouring Rwanda.
Germany occupied Burundi, then called Urundi, in the 1880s; along with
Belgium were given a mandate over the Territory of Ruanda-Urundi after
World War I, but did little to inject political stability into the region.
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Although Burundi has no coastline as such, the south-west of the
country, including the capital Bujumbura, does have access to Lake Tanganyika; the second
deepest freshwater lake in the world.
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Hotels in Bujumbura
Hotel Club Du
Lac Tanganyika - Chaussee d'Uvira, Bujumbura, Burundi.
Set within a luxuriant park of five hectares, behind a wide beach, on
the north side of Lake Tanganyika. The hotel was visited by Princess Caroline of Monaco in
Guests at the Hotel Club Du
Lac Tanganyika loved the beach, the stunning pool and the hotel's great location.
Gitega, in the middle of Burundi, is the former royal residence.
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