The real experience of the land of a thousand hills is while biking the Congo Nile trail. This trail of 250 km goes from Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu to Cyangugu at the lake’s southern extremity. It was an amazing, exhausting and muddy week. No kilometer was flat and no day was … More Land of a thousand hills
In the outskirts of Musanze lays Lake Burera, accessible via undeveloped dirt roads and surrounded by small villages. The scenery is breathtaking. The shores of the lake are heavily terraced and cultivated with crops. Impressive volcanoes loom in the distance. An overnight stay in the lakehouse, wandering among the Eucalyptus trees with many villagers, eating fresh … More Lake Burera
My first impressions of Kigali: no visual pollution, no piles of waste along the road, no plastic bags floating in the wind choking waterways and destroying ecosystems, no sign of illicit electricity wiring, no busy and chaotic roads, no loud honking of impatient traffic drivers, no unused traffic lights, no corrupt policemen, no ‘give me … More Is this Rwanda?
Just some scenes you come across while travelling through Kenya.
The Maasai are an ethnic group of nomadic people living in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They still live according their age-old customs. They only eat meat (goat and sometimes cow), milk and blood. Once in a while they exchange goods for maize. Every seventh year they move to another place where they will rebuild … More Maasai
We visited our sponsor child Elizabeth Anindo in Esikhuyu, Western Kenya. Elizabeth is 14 years old and lives with her father, mother and three siblings in the hills of Esikhuyu. They live in a small house with dirt floors and mud walls. Her mother works on a field to grow food crops. Her father cuts … More Compassion
Just because acacia trees are beautiful. Clouds are beautiful. The African savannah is beautiful. And the circle of life is beautiful. From the day we arrive on the planet And blinking, step into the sun There’s more to be seen than can ever be seen More to do than can ever be done Some say … More African savannah, clouds and acacia trees
During our stay in Kenya we saved our money for the park of the wildlife parks; the Masai Mara. It is one of the biggest wildlife parks in Kenya and the one with the highest wildlife concentration, especially regarding lions. So we had to take a lot of pictures, which resulted in empty batteries and … More The circle of life
Mombasa is very different than the rest of Kenya due to the Arabs and Indians who are living there. You will find many mosques, temples and a Portuguese fort. We enjoyed ourselves at the Diani beach with chasing away the beach boys, playing bao (an original African game), snorkeling, reading and eating fish. We visited … More Mombasa
Hell’s Gate is one of the national parks of Kenya but a special one. Not because there are special animals but by the lack of animals, namely dangerous animals. Giving the option to freely walk and even better cycle around. We took the long road (buffalo circuit) going where cars couln’t, so we had the … More Hell’s Gate