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Museé Vivant

Located within Bujumbura, in a reconstructed 'traditional' Burundian village, the Museé Vivant is an interesting place to visit, even if it is perhaps not for the faint-hearted. The 'village' section of the Museé Vivant is a great place to walk around, with a built-to-scale royal habitation, and lovely thatched-roof cabins selling local arts and crafts. The 'zoo' section of the Museé Vivant is, however, a little more 'exotic' than those accustomed to western zoos might be prepared for: the Museé Vivant boasts a leopard, and a celebrated collection of crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles (not all housed in fantastic conditions) - and for a fee of 2,000 francs, visitors can buy live guinea pigs to feed to the animals. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but those looking for a more hands-on and unique zoo experience, are sure not to be disappointed.

Address: Avenue du 13 Octobre, Bujumbura, Burundi

Opening times: Open daily

Admission: Admission is 5,000 FBu