We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Rumonge hotels

Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort

Save Saved
You added Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort to your Saves list
Avenue du Rumonge, Rumonge, Burundi
Hotel amenities
Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rumonge
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Rumonge
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception is great. Great rooms at relatively higher than appropriate pricing. However, without similar resorts around, its not a bad place to go. If using public transport back to Bujumbura however, please make arrangements earlier.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Place is gorgeous, and it was wonderful to get into the clear lake. Staff was considerate and offered that they we could request a lifeguard, but we didn't need one. Our group had wonderful meals including one on the beach with the bonfire and music. Lots of little open cabanas allow you to have a quiet meal if you want... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wonderful stay during weekend, enjoyed the friendliness and warm hospitality of the owners and of the service, an early morning swim in the lake with Congo in a shroud of mist in the distance, a delicious dinner of grilled 'mukeke' (eat with your fingers!), and a late evening on the beach, with campfire and guitar, leisurely sipping lemongrass tea. Life... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bujumbura, Burundi
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Blue Bay is a sizable lake side (beach) resort in Rumonge - Burundi. I stayed there for a night after a grueling day of fieldwork. Checked in at 8pm which is apparently late by Burundi standards. Took a while to locate the front office staff and approximately 30mins before I could be checked in (could have been so because I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Stayed here in June 2013. The location is wonderful; rooms are nice and food was great. Property is quiet and relaxing. Management is VERY poor!!! I had a reservation but we arrived very late by local standards - 8PM. The reception area was dark and left unattended. It took us about 20 minutes to locate anyone who was working at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

STUNNING resort on the shores of beautiful lake Tanganyika. They gave us a great mid week rate on our room. The rooms are basic, African style but lovely. Food was excellent if a little slow in coming. Service was outstanding. We had dinner on the pier - a table just for two of us. It was super romantic. This is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A very relaxed destination for travellers who wish to enjoy a peaceful vacation and have a taste of unique seafood from L.Tanganyika. Nice sandy beaches with good beach sports for people visting with friends. Has a nice view of the L.Tanganyika with perfect sunsets.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Accra, Ghana
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Tanganyika Blue Bay is about 1h15mn away from Bujumbura, which makes it an easy get-away at the week-end. The beach is nice and clean and you are given a mat on arrival. Do inquire about hippos or crocodiles, but usually staff are pretty good at monitoring the beach and keeping it out of bounds if there's any danger. The rooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Leuven, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We discovered this place by coincidence, and were glad we find it; it’s a beautiful place to relax, and take a break from the hustle and bustle in Burundi. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We will always remember the romantic dinner they organized for us. There was only one problem during our stay, the water pressure was very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Good hotels are few and far between in Burundi, especially out of Bujumbura. Blue Bay has tried to fill the gap, with a stunning location on Lake Tanganyika and well-spaced thatched buildings. Unfortunately, it suffers from the lack of competition. Rooms are OK rustic-style, but under-furnished, with some good fittings mixed in with some obviously cheap work. The pricing is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort

Address: Avenue du Rumonge, Rumonge, Burundi
Location: Burundi > Bururi Province > Rumonge
Also Known As:
Tanganyika Blue Bay Resort Burundi/Rumonge

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (39)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/beach area (4)
Dining (3)
Room/suite (2)
View from room (1)
Other (22)