An African Christmas, Burundi-Style

I will be sharing a few blogs on Christmases Past here at Lake Tanganyika, the first being>

Christmas celebrations at the Club du Lac Tanganyika

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika. Eesti: Tanganjik...

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika, just in front of the hotel.  Bujumbura in the background, with the Jesuit University high on the hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas day at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.  Guests  relax by the lake, where snacks can be ordered

In the kitchen of the hotel, vegetables are being prepared on the right side and salads in the middle island

Mid-day, preparing brochettes and frites for single orders by the pool

Chef Arnold prepares cakes and other desert treats

Meats are prepared in an adjoining room.

The central stove has room for cooks to work on ‘all sides’

One of the two large ovens

Fresh fruits are organized – we have a wonderful collection of year-round fruits

Maitre Emmanuel and his staff arrange the buffet

The roast pig is ready

Belgian beer on tap

Guests at the buffet have a very large choice of foods

the roast goose is going fast

Dessert table

Popular dress for the season

Meanwhile, guards hang out by the lake

Many guests enjoy the pools and the sun and eating snacks from the kitchen

Finally, Père Noel and his assistant come to visit with goodies for the kids

Chef Richard and his senior team wish you Happy Holidays!

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A recent group photo at a training course for veterinarians and vet technicians here in Burundi. I discuss in French with some Kirundi and have also a Kirundi translator to help with technical aspects ... Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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  4. David Rothrock says:

    Thank you, Diana! We miss coming to the Club du Lac – and we especially miss our family and friends in Burundi! We wish you and all Burundians “Une bonne annee.” – “Umwaka Mwiza”
    David, Gloriose, Michael and Shima

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    • dianabuja says:

      Hi David and Gloriose, and Michael, and Shima! Glad that you enjoyed the Burundi blogs about the Holidays. Here, no great excitements – and hoping to see you all here, soon! Best for the new year, too!

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