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“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

Rubavu Western Province, Rwanda

“Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But  a wise man respects them” 
Miriam Makeba


Rwanda, full of surprises… After visiting the East, now its time to explore the Western Province of Rwanda (3 hours drive from Kigali). 

Rubavu is a district in Western ProvinceRwanda. Its capital is Gisenyi, Rwanda’s biggest beach resort and border city. Gisenyi is located in the shore of Lake Kivu which is the sixth largest lake in Africa. It lies on the border between  Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. 


                 Beach at Lake Kivu


DRC border – just minutes away!

I decided to take a Sunday morning walk near the beach. The road which used to be empty during the week suddenly reminded me of   a festive area! Young-old, man-women, sports teams, dancers, musicians, runners, swimmers, etc..! Everyone was there! As if there was a big colorful Rubavu gathering! This country makes me smile… =)IMG_2574

Especially these primary school kids seem to enjoy themselves! Diving, swimming, bury themselves into the sand etc…

IMG_2246(Note that in the above picture, the houses just behind the kids belong to Democratic Republic of Congo)

What I will miss the most in Rwanda are the children…Their warmth, sincerity, natural smile and curious looks…




One comment on “Rubavu Western Province, Rwanda

  1. Lesley
    September 24, 2013

    Looks like you had lots of fun! You are truly an inspiration.

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