Water Transport in Burundi

Lake Tanganyika is used for transport, with the major port on the lake being Bujumbura.

Means of Water transport on Lake Tanganyika

MV Liemba
MV Liemba ferry is a passanger and cargo ferry that moves along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika that moves between Kigoma and Mpulungu

MV Mwongozo
MV Mwongozo is a mixed passenger and cargo ferry on Lake Tanganyika that moves between Kigoma and Bujumbura.

Tanganyika Transport Company
Tanganyika Transport is a private limited liability company. It is a family enterprise having a self-propelled unit, the MV Mbaza moving from Bujumbura – Kigoma and Bujumbura – Mpulungu waterways

Local boats
There are also local wooden boats that transport passengers and cargo on Lake Tanganyika to various destinations

As lake transport is the cheapest way of transporting goods, the Government has made it a priority to improve the standard of the services offered by the port of Bujumbura, which is managed by the company holding the concession to operate the port, (EPB).

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