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Road to Gisenyi / Weekly Photo Challenge: Rwandan Landscape 2

This second submission to this week’s photo challenge: Landscape fits in nicely with our Rwandan Travelogue so a combined post.

The journey North West from Kigali towards Gisenyi takes you up and up through the mountains. Well maintained throughout this road takes about three hours to travel and the scenery is breath taking. As you climb you come across terraced hills (coffee and/or tea plantations) and cultivated values. The road undulates but eventually reaches just under 2500m. The  hills above are cultivated so that almost every square meter is given over to agriculture up to 3000m or so.


The roads are full of bikes some towed others walked and some ridden laboriously uphill but reaching great speeds on the downhill runs, heavy laden at 80km+.


Eventually a series of steep descents into the Rift Valley bring you to Lake Kivu and the town of Gisenyi (Rubavu).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rwandan Landscape 1

A submission to this week’s photo challenge: Landscape

Crossing the border from Tanzania into Rwanda there is a change of landscape. Rwanda is a mountainous country, lush and green. Much agricultural land is confined to the valley floors, but is well used.Paddy fields predominate. Here are some pictures of our journey to Kigali.