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This blog is dedicated to flyfishing which is the most interesting fishing method.
I am living in the Russian Far East, love fishing and travel, flyfish since 1986.

Africa, Part 2

Alt-Africa Congo fishing A waterfall at the tributary of the Loutete River

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Local fisherman, Boko-Songho village

Alt-Africa Congo fishing The dugout boats made of mahogany, Niari River. Excellent craftsmanship!

Alt-Africa Congo At the Niari River

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Lunch at the Loudima River

Alt-Africa Congo A hole in the mountain – a grotto near the summit

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Grotto near the Boko-Songho village

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Nkenke River after a strong rain

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Loudima River

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Siesta at the river bank

Alt-Africa Congo This is a nasty, spiny palm

Alt-Africa Congo Blossoming tree in the city of Point-Noire

Alt-Africa Congo Orchid

Alt-Africa Congo The first flowers after the dry season (Ipomea sp.)

Alt-Africa Congo Blossoming plant Costus spectabilis

Alt-Africa Congo Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes

Alt-Africa Congo This is a little baobab – there are no really big trees in this area

Alt-Africa Congo Banana grove

Alt-Africa Congo Green bananas

Alt-Africa Congo It could be very hard to climb this seiba tree..

Alt-Africa Congo This is the least pleasant local plant – the bloom at these dry beans will burn your skin much worse than stinging nettle. Don’t touch it – it itches a lot.

Alt-Africa Congo peanut plants

Alt-Africa Congo Manioc bush has starch-rich roods

Alt-Africa Congo Papaya tree

Alt-Africa Congo Ripe papaya

Alt-Africa Congo Now I know that the avocados grow on the trees

Alt-Africa Congo Chirimoya

Alt-Africa Congo * Chirimoya is very tasty!*

Alt-Africa Congo Mangoes – green and ripe

Alt-Africa Congo Ripe mangos collected in the forest, November

Alt-Africa Congo In the mango groves along a creek

Alt-Africa Congo Jack-fruit could weigh 5-8 kg

Alt-Africa Congo At the beginning of the wet season the locals pick edible mushrooms

Alt-Africa Congo They look a little like honey mushrooms

Alt-Africa Congo Sugar cane

The Loutete area is not densely populated, but the nature here is seriously depleted. The populations of big animals such as elephants or buffaloes do not exist here for long time. One could sometimes see small antelopes which are rather careful. Quite often it is possible to see the local inhabitants hunting with shotguns, but their kill is small animals and birds.

Alt-Africa Congo * Tadpole*

Alt-Africa Congo Bat

Alt-Africa Congo ”Red bird” Euplectes sp.

Alt-Africa Congo Millepede

Alt-Africa Congo I had not seen any big termitaries – only little ones looking like mud mushrooms a foot tall

Alt-Africa Congo Broken termitary