Photo Essay: A Walk with Jack in Kigali

By: Matthew

Kigali Photo Essay

Catching the world as it is, and not in some studio or with posed actors is why street photography is one of my favorite types of photography. Life is vivid, interesting, all around us, and most of the time unnoticed by its residents. This is where street photography steps in and delivers a raw feed of the world in which we live. I couldn’t have been more excited when Heather discovered Vayando and Jacques Nkinzingabo.

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Street Photography with Jacques Nkinzingabo via Vayando Travel

By: Heather

Street Photography Jacques

Vayando Travel and Jacques Nkinzingabo

While in Rwanda we were so excited to learn of Vayando, a travel website connecting travelers with local micro-entrepreneurs for once in a lifetime experience. Currently, they are only operating in Rwanda and Costa Rica but are looking to branch out to other countries soon. When you are in either location, check out their website to find your local connection.

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Isambaza Fishermen

Night Fishermen on Lake Kivu.

On dark nights local fishermen head out onto Lake Kivu to fish for isambaza, minnow size fish that are attracted by the light from the lanterns. On a typical night they attempt to collect 40 kilograms of fish in their nets before returning to home.

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Tree of Life

Tree of Life, Kinigi, Rwanda.

Tree of Life, Kinigi, Rwanda.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

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Sending Rwandan Kids to their National Parks

By: Heather

Zebras

Gorillas, monkeys, zebras, elephants and lions are just a few of the reasons why Rwanda draws big numbers when it comes to tourists. Foreigners flock to Rwanda to explore and enjoy the beauty and diversity found around the country. We have been lucky enough to see quite a bit of Rwanda, but as we traveled throughout we learned that most locals have never visited their own parks.

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