Gael Vande weghe


My name is Gaël Ruboneka Vande weghe. I am some sort of a hybrid between a scientist, an entrepreneur and an artist.

I grew up in Rwanda, but lived in Burundi, Uganda, Gabon, and visited many other countries of the region. I’m a child of Central Africa and spent my childhood in Akagera National Park, where we lived as a family. We were lucky enough to have lions in our garden sometimes. That was before.

Throughout the years, I’ve been to many of the most pristine natural places of Central Africa and I’ve seen both the beauty of nature, but also its fragility.

In this blog I will share some of the adventures I’ve had, things I’ve learned, places that I would recommend, things that I’ve photographed and some resources that may help or interest anyone. It’s about nature, Africa, landscapes, rainforests, savannas, birds, butterflies, travel, conservation, animals, basically it’s about home.


Papillon du Gabon - 2010
Birds in Rwanda - 2011
Biodiversité Vol. 2 - 2016
Where lower guinean and congolian forests meet
Odzala-Kokoua - 2017
This Is Rwanda - 2018
Au coeur de la grande forêt congolaise
Salonga - 2018

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