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"Wewe ni kama Kiboko"


That was what the old man told me at the shore of lake Nyasa. After a day of village meetings and planting rice, I went to the beach at Mbamba Bay where I met the man tending his fishing nets. Unlike during my last visit, the beach was deserted, no women washing clothes, goats drinking or ducks cruising the lake. "Yeah we have some crocodile problems lately, but you can go for a swim, no problem, you are just like a hippo". Something to do with a white underbelly.

Remembering the compliment, the company found it's name, kiboko is the Swahili name for hippopotamus. And no, we did not put it to the test.  LakeCanoe