The sweet yet slightly salty flesh of the fine-boned sardine-like sambaza is best sampled on the shores of this Rift Valley lake

Every evening at sunset in the town of Gisenyi, a resort at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, fishermen set out in wooden boats in search of the small, sardine-like sambaza that populate the deep waters.

From the bar at hotel Paradis Malahide, on the lakeshore a few miles south of town, the fishermen can be heard singing songs for courage in Kinyarwanda (Rwanda’s first language) as they paddle their canoes from the shore in groups of three, armed with torches to attract their catch.

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Source: Gaurdian

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