Safari Gate Hotel, Bujumbura

We arrived in Bujumbura, Burundi last week on Tuesday. The purpose of our visit was both business and pleasure. Our host checked us into Safari Gate Hotel because it is right next to the construction site we are working on.

1 Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

We landed early in  the evening to find Burundian drummers performing in the garden. This is an interesting sight and sound because the drummers somehow manage to drum and dance gracefully and in unison.

9 Burundi Drummers Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

10 Burundi Drummers Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

Here is a video of Burundi drummers in action to give you a clue of how mesmerizing the whole procedure is 🙂

The hotel has 10 rooms and is less then two minutes from the lake.

Safari Gate Lobby

3  Lobby Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

Safari Gate Reception

4 Reception Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

Safari Gate Twin Room

6 Twin Room Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

Its close proximity to the lake has advantages and disadvantages.. It is a good thing because you get to enjoy your meals at the hotel’s restaurant which has a great view of the lake and the hippos. The problem is you end up being the mosquitoes meal in the process..

Mukeke Fish from Lake Tanganyika

7 Mukeke Fish Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

Tea served in mini flasks at the restaurant

8 Tea Time Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

The Back end of the Hotel

 2  Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

The Gym

5 Gym Safari Gate Hotel Bujumbura Akinyi Adongo

The hotel is functional. It is not a luxury hotel but is ideal if you are in and out of Bujumbura. They have wireless internet at no extra cost which is a bonus. The signal is not too strong in the rooms so whenever we had heavy duty work on-line we would carry our laptops and set camp in the lobby.

The staff was extremely helpful and made us feel at home. Have a look at their website if you fancy stopping when you visit Burundi.

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