Bujumbura - Post Report Question and Answers
What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?
I hail from the middle of the USA in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. That means I travel to the eastern seaboard - usually DC or Atlanta, and then onward to Europe. For Burundi that's Brussels if I can get the routing and then down to Buj. Otherwise one can go through Addis Ababa, but I have avoided that thus far. It's a loooong time to travel. Two days in reality. Take the time to rest-stop to give your body a break midway, trust me, your legs will thank me. - Mar 2021
Washington, DC, USA. Travel to post from Washington varies depending on the route. U.S. staff generally take the Brussels Airlines flight from Dulles, connecting with one stop in Brussels to Bujumbura on Sundays. There are other routings through Amsterdam and Nairobi, as well as thorough Addis Ababa, with daily flights. - Nov 2017
Washington, DC. About 22 hours to post, connections in Brussels, Amsterdam/Nairobi, or Addis. - Aug 2015