It is now 13 years since we started to build on this house and since Christmas 2009 we have visited Bukoba every December. Now all building works are finished and we enjoy the life in Busimbe looking out over Lake Victoria. In our garden we pick ripe mangoes, oranges,lime, papaya and avaocados.
With this journey it was more than 10 years since we started to buil this French Fort of the middel ages, called Chateu la Victoire. This time I could enjoy life reading a book in the warm afternoon sun on my roof top terass. Thursday morning. I have been here for four days. The sun is rising over
Visiting Karagwe Region in January and February gives you the opportunity to visit two game reserves with an area of 548 km2 bordering to Uganda and Rwanda. In a Land Cruiser you can track animals a whole day without seeing one single tourist. The parks are situated in the magnificent Karagwe
Per and Birgitta Larsson in Bukoba. Two weeks in January we spent in Bukoba in NW Tanzania. It was a nostalgic journey as we had lived and worked in Bukoba all together for eleven years in the 1970s and the 1980s. Bukoba had grown from being a tiny regional center then to a populous and well
Chateau la Victoire January 2014 We are now back home after three refreshing weeks in Bukoba. The town is situated on the west side of the Victoria Lake and has around 100 000 inhabitants. We stayed in Thomas and Happy’s house, Chateau la Victoire, which is located just outside the town, 90m
Balance of having rest and building on your holiday Hi Followers! I have returned from six weeks of having equator sunshine and the beauty of Lake Victoria. This time I did not achieve all my goals but I succeeded to sit on the veranda reading books and making gymnastics. When I came down I
Hi Friends! We are once again going to our house in Busimbe, Bukoba. I am having the joy and peace of having vacation in my house. As all mayor building projects are finished it is my intention to rest at least after lunch. Of course there are work to be done. Pumping water from the rainwater tank
Hi! Now the building at Busimbe is completed with the tower, 10,5 m high. It is the last large building project eight and a half year after the project started in november 2004. Thanks to Filbert my loyal housegard who has overseen the work done while we have been in Sweden the last five
Hi Friends! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As usual we celebrated under the Christmas Tree with some friends beeing in Bukoba. This year we were Jay, Olle, Barbara, Danny, Robin, Corine, Happiness, Felicia, Alexander and me Thomas. This year the christmas tree was decorated with diode
Hi friends. I have added some pictures from the recent work. When I use the word swindler I mean the person that pretends to be 100% trustworthy. As a foreigner and it does not matter how many years you have been in this African environment you can never know with 100 % that a person is not
Traveling yearly to Bukoba, Kagera Region to build a house. Writing about my experience of building a house far away in Tanzania. Traveling information, news from East africa, African Books and political coments.