Category Archives: Rusizi River ^ Wetlands

Wild Rice, Salt, and Navigation on Lake Tanganyika: 19th Century and Now

The first settlers and explorers in Burundi were from Germany.  Their initial port on Lake Tanganyika was established at Kajaga – which is close to where we live and where the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is now located on the northern shores … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – Films

This Friday, a series of cat and other animal videos – mostly funny. This first video is by Jim Hausman, who owns both the cat and the deer.  The deer is totally immobile, a trait found in the wild when … Continue reading

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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. A wedding, set up on the beach.

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. . . And Then the Rains Came: Coping in Kajaga Village

Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure… In Burundi, flood-affected areas include the northwestern region of Bubanza, Bujumbura City and the plains of Imbo along the shores of … Continue reading

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Post-War Peace on the Shores of Lake Tanganyika: Riding High!

Civil war officially ended in Burundi in 2006.  For several years thereafter, there have been sporadic fights and attacks, but these, too, have dwindled to almost ‘zero’. What changes has a blanket of peace brought?  This blog concentrates on post-war activities on the … Continue reading

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Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II

Part I is here: Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I  Moving ‘up’ the wildlife chain…  We have many guinea fowl in the wild – and a while back I was given a clutch to keep.  They make excellent … Continue reading

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Discovering the Rusizi River, Did it flow IN or OUT?! Part VI

Hippos on a sandbar in the Rusizi River. Source Wiki This is the last post about the exploration of the Rusizi River on Lake Tanganyika, by Stanley and Livingstone.  Though surprisingly, there were ‘armchair explorers’ back in England who doubted … Continue reading

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