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Tea Break: Jambo Beach

Tea Break: Jambo Beach

Last week, I indulged in an adventure ride from Gasabo to Gatsibo via Gicumbi. Along the way, I had stopovers at the royal court of Bumbogo and the royal tomb of Rutare. Then I had a coffee break at Muhazi Marina Beach before proceeding to the Eastern Province.

On my way back to Kigali, I used the Kayonza - Rwamagana highway. Before kicking off the second leg of this memorable tour, I had a tea break at Jambo Beach on the Kayonza side of Lake Muhazi. As I mentioned in my last post, this flooded valley lake spans the distance of about 50 kilometers from Gasabo to Gatsibo while covering parts of Gicumbi, Rwamagana and Kayonza.

This tea break wasn’t part of my itinerary. My initial plan was to drop by Imigongo Art Center and grab a cup of coffee while checking out the new artworks. When it comes to interpreting paintings, I have been trying to step up my game. This calls for more practice in studying impressions and figuring out how to get into the minds of creative artists.

I have to admit though, I usually find it hard to resist the temptation to stop by my favorite tea break venues. Jambo Beach is one of them. Last time I was there, I got carried away and curfew time caught up with me. I ended up camping in the premises. When I unzipped my tent in the morning, I was awestruck by the view of the lake and its surrounding landscapes.

This time round, I wrote a quick post and updated this blog while sipping some tea and enjoying the cool breeze I always write about. After publishing the said post, I spent some time looking at the waves and the seamlessly gliding ducks.

I also spared a minute to study the map and get a clear picture of the route I had pursued earlier. I was fascinated by the discovery of the hidden gems found on the other side of the lake and the infrastructure project connecting the Volcanoes and Akagera national parks.

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