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Beach volleyball in Rulindo

Beach volleyball in Rulindo

Photo credit: Wilsen Tish

Blue sky, lush vegetation and gleams of sunshine. It was a beautiful day in Rulindo. After having breakfast at Rusiga Highland Resort we were about to hit the road again. This time, our destination was Rubavu.

I had teamed up with one Kigali-based adventure rider for a biking tour — one of our regular spins around the country. It had been a while since I went to Rubavu. I couldn’t wait to get there.

Rusiga Highland Resort is built on a beautiful hill 2,400 meters above sea level. The hill on which this resort stands is surrounded by equally breathtaking elevations. As I always say, one picturesque hill surrounded by its lookalikes can sum up the description of the entire land of 1,000 hills pretty accurately.

From my vantage point, I saw Nyabarongo River. Nyabarongo is part of the upper headwaters of the Nile. The longest river in Rwanda is also the primary source of domestic, commercial and industrial water supply in Kigali and other parts of the country.

Before we left Rusiga, I took a walk around the facility and saw rolling hills lined up all the way to Gakenke, Burera and Musanze. On a good day, one can see the volcanoes. I fell in love with the green swath of land around me and the blue sky above it.

When I stepped on the basketball court, I almost unpacked my sneakers. After successfully resisting the temptation to shoot hoops, I walked towards the volleyball court. Though unoccupied, the sandy court created a beach atmosphere.

The author is an adventurer on a tour of all 30 districts and 416 sectors of Rwanda. Follow his awe-inspiring expeditions on Twitter @GeoExposure

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