Well what excitement! We discovered that the President of Burundi (His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza) was going to visit Sandele Lodge – just up the road from where we are staying. We found some excuse to go round there and managed to catch all the action.

A lot of pomp and ceremony, drumming, dancing and excitement all round as he visited the eco-tourist site – this area is designated as protected from modern development.

There are a few more pictures on my FACEBOOK (click)

I’m not sure if I’ll get back to the internet before my brief return to the UK from Mar 4th – 25th but if not I’ll post again from there.

Hope this finds you all well – bye for now.