Sundays by Lake Tanganyika

Sunday in Burundi is the great day for relaxation and visiting.  At the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika many families come to enjoy the good food, the swimming pools and the lake.

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Bodo, head barman, prepares a draft beer.  He's quite happy because he was married just over a week agol

Bodo, head barman, prepares a draft beer. He’s quite happy because he was married just over a week ago

In the mornings, Lake Tanganyika is usually quite calm.

In the mornings, Lake Tanganyika is usually quite calm.

... but in the afternoon the winds pick up, and wind-serfing is a popular sport.

… but in the afternoon the winds pick up, and wind-serfing is a popular sport.

On Sundays there is always a large buffet, which keeps the kitchen staff busy.

On Sundays there is always a large buffet, which keeps the kitchen staff busy.

Salads and garnishes.

Salads and garnishes.

Lots of potatoes

Lots of potatoes.

Mukeke - a breed of small fish from the Lake that is much beloved.

Mukeke – a breed of medium-sized fish from the Lake that is much beloved.

Chef Richard and Maitre Michael discussing buffet organization.

Chef Richard and Maitre Michael discussing buffet organization.

Turnips from the Hotel's organic gardens, in a white sauce.

Turnips from the Hotel’s organic gardens, in a white sauce.

A favorite local dish - ugali & sukuma-wiki (stiff white maize porridge with kale)

A favorite local dish – ugali & sukuma-wiki (stiff white maize porridge & kale dressed with onion, tomatoes, and palm oil)

In the afternoon, relaxing on one of the palm 'islands'

In the afternoon, relaxing on one of the palm ‘islands’

... or swimming

… or swimming

From the beach, the hills of the Congo and the beginning of the Rusizi Wetlands, to the right.

From the beach, the hills of the Congo and the tip of the Rusizi Wetlands, to the right.

Some weekends there is entertainment in conjunction with a wedding or other celebration.

Some weekends there is entertainment in conjunction with a wedding or other celebration.

A wedding, set up on the beach.

A wedding, set up on the beach.
Evening, towards the west.

Evening, towards the west.

To the east, towards the capital of Bujumbura.

To the east, towards the capital of Bujumbura.

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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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3 Responses to Sundays by Lake Tanganyika

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  3. ritaroberts says:

    Hi Diana, Lovely post. Food looks very appetizing and the Chefs look happy, actually ! everyone looks happy, the freshly caught fish wonderful. I think a wedding on a beach is very romantic. Thanks for sharing

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