Nkwichi Blog

The B of Bao

Bao is as much a board game as part of a culture, and is known to many throughout Africa. The game belongs to a bigger family of games that are named ‘mancala’, or sowing games, as the way the game is played reflects the sowing of seeds. The word ‘bao’ however has a more literal meaning: it is the Swahili word for ‘board’.

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A Sky Full of Stars

With no light pollution for many miles around, Nkwichi’s beach is perfect for stargazing. Gazing at the stars while sitting around a campfire inevitably leads to everybody sharing stories. This is a story that was told that I can not help but sharing with you.

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It is not quite the end of the world but it can be seen from here. It seemed to us to be in heaven..

Felix & Margaret, Germany, September 2014