Bora Bora Beach
When most people think of Burundi they think of war and conflict, yet a short distance from the capital city of Bujumbura is the idyllic beach at Bora Bora, truly a hidden gem on Lake Tanganyika,
an expanse of water nestled between four countries in central
Africa. Lake Tanganyika itself is the world's second largest
freshwater lake that flows into the Congo on its way to the
Atlantic Ocean. The lake was unknown to the outside world until
1858 and was even visited by the famous explorer David
Despite its beauty, swimming in the lake presents
some dangers as not only is it home to scores of jellyfish, the
waters off Bora Bora are also home to the man eating crocodile
species the Gustave. The area around Bora Bora is host to a number of hotels that
boast swimming pools and other recreational facilities. Well
worth a visit if in the area!
Next explore other images of Burundi in a series of articles below as well as a video documentary about Lake Tanganyika itself.