BURUNDI ON BICYCLE. CYCLING FROM POLAND TO SOUTH AFRICA 2010-2014

by Lucas Vegan March. 29, 2017 970 views

After I crossed Congo Nile Trial along Lake Kivu from Rubavu town to Gisuma town (one of the most hard core and tough rocky mountain roads I've ever experienced) and crossed Nyungwe Forest National Park in south-west Rwanda to Butare town I went down to north-central Burundi to Ngozi town. (In Butare, Rwanda I went to internet cafe (cyber cafe) and looked for a way across Burundi. I thought I wrote and drew all the way down on paper). Later on in some point I lost my road after crossing Kibira National Park along Lake Rwegura and followed the road across the breathtaking steep mountains to Mabayi village.The road was going back to Nyungwe Forest National Park and Mabayi was around 5 km from the Rwandan border. I turned west and followed the mountainous road to Rugombo border town with Congo to go south direction Burundian capital Bujumbura that was the beginning of Lake Tanganyika. From there along the Lake to Nyanza town and the mountains to Tanzanian border.

I was cycling across Burundi just before the coming civil war, not the first one. I felt the danger from some people and it was the only country where I was hiding to not be seen by people in the evenings as I had some situations where I was suppossed to be killed. All in all I found good people too who took me home or gave me  a place for a tent over the nights.

Mountains in the south-west Burundi around Mabanda little mountain town on the way to Tanzanian border

Mountains in the south-west Burundi around Mabanda little mountain town on the way to Tanzanian border some km away from Nyanza town on Lake Tanganyika 

Mountains in the south-west Burundi around Mabanda little mountain town on the way to Tanzanian border some km away from Nyanza town on Lake Tanganyika.


Mountains in the south-west Burundi. I am going from Nyanza town on Lake Tanganyika towards Tanzanian border

Mountains in the south-west Burundi. I am going from Nyanza town on Lake Tanganyika towards Tanzanian border


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David Cardona 2 years, 8 months ago

Awesome! Thanks a lot for sharing and warm regards! AlwAys!

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Lucas Vegan Replied to David Cardona 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you David! :)

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 8 months ago

Not easy, but what gorgeous views you must have seen

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Yes indeed, to achieve something we have to go through some not always comfortable moments...

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