Observations from Rwanda

These are observations – mostly as photographs – since arriving to live in Rwanda in January 2019. Some of these views are associated with Lake Kilimbi, on whose banks are located the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). Lake Kilimbi is in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, Bugesera District.

Richard Ferguson


North side of Lake Kilimbi, across from the RICA campus. July 18, 2019
Tour De Rwanda. March 1, 2019
RICA campus, main entrance road, April 7, 2019. Plants along drainage swales and roadside banks are propagated on site, then planted by hand.
Construction of RICA vegetable and tree fruit enterprise facilities, April 7, 2019.
Single family faculty house under construction, RICA campus. April 7, 2019.
Breaking stones for construction of drainage swale dams, RICA campus, April 7, 2019.
Rwanda Parliament building, from KG 13 Avenue in Kigali; in the Nyarutarama neighborhood where we live while Phase 1 of RICA campus construction is underway.
Variable sunbird, in my apartment garden. February 3, 2019.
African openbill, along RN 3 Highway, east of Kigali, March 24, 2019.
Waterbuck, Akagera National Park, March 2, 2019.
Grey crowned cranes, Akagera National Park, March 2, 2019. The RICA campus contains nesting habitat for these cranes.