The Baobab

baobab in Tanzania

Across Africa, we encounter my favorite tree, the baobab. In the first months of our trip the baobab was mainly a dry tree “with the roots up”. Once we saw a flowering baobab in Namibia, which I wrote about then. In Tanzania, in late November, early December, we see the baobabs are greener and are … Read more

Remembering 1995

wall of names, Kigali, Rwanda

In 1995 I (Gert Jan) met sub-Saharan Africa for the first time, a memory that came back today at all vehemence. How I became acquainted with this part of the continent was actually pure chance. I worked also with Lievense Consulting Engineers then (now Lievense ) and was asked if I wanted to go to Tanzania … Read more