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What is Africa As One?

DHL Express has set out on a grand and ambitious journey to pass a single rugby ball from hand to hand through 45 countries, over 52 weeks, starting in Cape Town and ending in London for 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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After all the excitement we were treated to some acrobatic ballet which finished just as the meat came off the braai stand. It rounded up what had been an amazing day.” Doesn’t this meal look divine after a long day on the field? @chef_bennym @deenamcsa @chef_sipho @kaminipather @sibamtongana #AfricaAsOne #Africa #adventure #Burundi #delicious #divine #food #yum #rugby #rugbyworldcup2015 #travel #explore #experience #follow #share #inspire #nofilter

DHL Africa 3 Feb 2015

The #AfricaAsOne team have had a fantastic weekend indeed! “This weekend we not only ran a rugby clinic, we were also treated to an exhibition match by the Kamenge youth rugby team. What a game it was! The love for rugby in Burundi is as strong as the tackles we saw on the field and after the game, all of the kids who had turned up where very keen to learn how to play.” #Africa #Burundi #travel #explore #experience #sport #rugby #rugbyworldcup2015 #game #tackle #adventure #follow #share #inspire #nofilter #youth

DHL Africa 3 Feb 2015

“The falls are surrounded by lush jungle and there are very few signs of people, making this one of the most beautiful, and peaceful places we have visited so far.” Follow the #AfricaAsOne journey for more exciting adventures! #Africa #adventure #nature #earth #experience #explore #travel #inspire #share #follow #waterfall #Burundi

DHL Africa 2 Feb 2015

“Thanks to the amount of rain that falls in Burundi, the land, as we’ve noted before, is a patchwork of different shades of green broken only by the occasional rocky outcrop. No matter how pretty the scenery, driving takes its toll, so we took a break. We had heard about a series of beautiful waterfalls from the locals, and so we decided to go and check them out.” #AfricaAsOne #Africa #Burundi #explore #travel #experience #adventure #waterfall #green #beauty #earth #relax #love #happiness #inspire #follow #share

DHL Africa 2 Feb 2015

“Patience is the key which solves all problems.” – Sudanese proverb. #Africa #AfricaAsOne #adventure #explore #experience #travel #love #nofilter #tea #Burundi #working #fields #culture #instadaily

DHL Africa 30 Jan 2015

“Tea is of course a serious business in Burundi and, along with coffee, it is one of the country’s biggest exports.” Indeed! We are feeling for a cup. What do you think @lipton? #BeMoreTea! Follow the link in our bio to read more about our #AfricaAsOne team and their adventures! #Africa #adventure #explore #travel #experience #culture #love #happiness #nofilter #shoutout #instadaily #feelgoodfriday

DHL Africa 30 Jan 2015

“Nestled away between the rolling highlands of Burundi is the Teza tea plantation. Layers of organised green patterns, broken only by a few paths used by pickers, stretch as far as the eye can see.” Follow the link in our bio to find out more about the #AfricaAsOne adventures! #Africa #Burundi #rice #farm #travel #adventure #explore #experience #love #learn #live #culture #nofilter #AfricaRising

DHL Africa 29 Jan 2015

Time for a #throwback! Nothing like an adrenaline rush for the #AfricaAsOne team on Lake Bunyonyi in #Uganda…because @redbull gives you wings! Tell us, would you jump? #RedBull #Africa #travel #explore #experience #

DHL Africa 29 Jan 2015

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – Neil Postman #AfricaAsOne #Africa #invest #time #hope #smiles #opportunity #sustainability #travel #explore #experience #love #nofilter #inspire #quote #children

DHL Africa 28 Jan 2015

Our first stop after crossing the border was Lake Rwihinda (Bird Lake) in the Kirundo region. We took a boat cruise around an island that sits in the middle of the lake. The rippling surface of the lake is filled with beautiful water lilies and birds fly in all directions. Lake Rwihinda is home to over 49 different species of birds and is a must see for bird watchers! #Burundi #Africa #AfricaAsOne #travel #explore #experience #birds #lake #adventure #love #share #follow #inspire

DHL Africa 28 Jan 2015

“People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.” – Angelina Jolie #AfricaAsOne #Africa #AfricaRising #hope #walking #quote #hope #strength #travel #explore #experience #adventure #share #follow #inspire #nofilter #love

DHL Africa 26 Jan 2015

The #AfricaAsOne team visited a genocide survivor’s community in Kigali: “Here our resident Optometrist Mohau saw over a hundred patients, some of whom were survivors of the genocide. Mohau gave out many pairs of spectacles to those who could be helped without needing surgery. It was amazing to see what a difference a pair of glasses can make to a person’s life. There were people there who had not been able to read since the end of the genocide. Seeing the difference we have been able to make to these people’s lives has been a deeply emotional experience for us all.” Follow the link in our bio for more #Rwanda #Africa #hope #smiles #travel #explore #adventure #see #inspire #experience #share #follow

DHL Africa 26 Jan 2015

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