Monday, 21 July 2008

Postcards from Gisenyi

Fruit bats nesting in the palm trees along the lakeside promenade. They're really noisy, chirping and screeching continually.
The beach and Lake Kivu at Gisenyi. The land on the far side is part of the Congo.

Typical hairdresser's shop in Gisenyi. French and Kinyarwanda mixed on all the signs.

Rural kiosk at Rubona, by the lakeside. A typical village general store; there are usually a score of these all selling pretty well exactly the same things, and with precious few customers unless the storekeeper is an attractive young girl.....

Mama Chakula's restaurant by the lakeside at Rubona. This is lovely - about as good as it gets in Rwanda. Wish you were here?

1 comment:

AfriBats said...

Would you add your bat photo as a citizen-science observation to the AfriBats project on iNaturalist ( AfriBats will use your observations to better understand bat distributions and help protect bats in Africa.

Please locate your picture on the map as precisely as possible to maximise the scientific value of your records.

Many thanks!