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Sunset spectacle at Falcon Golf and Country Club

Sunset spectacle at Falcon Golf and Country Club

I am nursing lemon tea at Falcon Golf and Country Club while gazing at one of those sunset spectacles I always write about. Gleams of the fading sun on the surface of the lake create a sight to behold.

It has been an adventure-filled day. I left Kigali in the morning and headed to Kajevuba via Bumbogo and Gikomero. If you are reading this from Kuala Lumpur, these are small villages outside Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

After a brief stopover at the royal tombs of Cyamutara, I proceeded to Muhazi Marina Beach where I had my first tea break. My next stop was a lakeside getaway spot known as Blanche Neige. This hidden gem is found in Kiramuruzi Sector, Gatsibo District. Under the new management, service at Blanche Neige has improved significantly.

From Gatsibo, I twisted the throttle to Rwamagana via Kayonza. I am writing this from Falcon Golf and Country Club, on the Gishari side of the lake.

Before the colorful sunset stole the show, I saw one golfer taking a difficult shot. After a Tiger Woodsque stroke, he looked at the airborne ball and took a deep breath — hoping for the best. Groves of leafy trees, scattered across the 9-hole course, made it harder for the ball to find its way to the green.

Nothing is as beautiful as a lakeside golf course. During sunset, the water illuminates and the sky glows. Watching the sun disappearing behind the hills, on the other side of the lake, is a spectacle you would want to witness one day.

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

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