I confess I did not come to Africa to golf…..I came to see the animals, the people and experience the cultural differences.
Let me share some Africa experiences…..Rwanda, a country that, 20 years after the horrific mass genocide, is charting a new course: the country is immaculate, the local folk are always smiling, education is compulsory till Grade 11 and is free. The gorillas,, brought to our attention by Dian Fosey, are protected and can now be visited by hiking up into their conservation area.
Guess what? There is one golf course in the country! I stopped by the Kigali Golf Club, later in a day, and spoke to Patrick, the Caddy Master. The course; ……was opened in 1987, 18 holes, catered to Ex-Pats and NGO’s, very inexpensive to play, lots of young locals willing to carry your clubs. The heat however may be a deterrent, as it is usually in the 90’s (30’sC) with very high humidity!
Left Rwanda….off to Tanzania….see next blog!