Verde Hotels & Tanzania’s Bakhresa Group to Build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

When you live in Tanzania, the Bakhresa Group and its products and services are everywhere you look. On any given day, you might eat Azam ice cream, use Azam flour, or watch Azam TV. You might travel on an Azam ferry to Zanzibar, or hear a news tidbit about the Azam Football Club. You might stop at an Azam bakery or drink an Azam juice, milk, soda or Uhai bottled water. The Bakheresa Group’s products and services in Tanzania are everywhere! And yet, there’s one sector where the Group has had no presence until now: hotels. That’s all about to change though. … Continue reading

Uber Dar es Salaam Launches in Tanzania

On June 15, 2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania became the 485th city in the world to join Uber’s growing global network. With the launch of Uber, an innovative technology platform, Dar es Salaam joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. Following the success of Uber in many other cities, the company is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform in Tanzania. Uber in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Uber’s innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button. Whether you’re a local heading out with friends, in the city on business, or exploring its … Continue reading

Wine: World’s Best Chardonnay Award Goes to a South African Winery

What’s your drink of choice? Ok, let’s narrow that down a bit: if you had to drink wine, what type of wine would you choose? For me, my wine of choice (which also happens to be my current drink of choice) is white wine. More specifically? Chardonnay. Why? Because I like its relative fruity flavor and full body as far as dry white wines go. In East Africa, a large number of wines found on our supermarket shelves or served at establishments come from South Africa. It goes to reason, then, that more often than not these days, I am drinking a chardonnay from a … Continue reading

Uganda: 8 Photos with the Most Likes on Instagram

I’ve mentioned on this blog before that I am part-Ugandan. I am sure, therefore, that it won’t come as much of a surprise to you then to learn that I spend a lot of time there, though I don’t write about it that often. My Instagram photos, on the other hand, are a whole different story. There, I share lots of pictures from my time in Uganda, be it when I’m hanging out in the city, indulging in touristic travel, or simply attending to family- or friend-related business. Today, I’d like to share some photos, posted since my last Instagram roundup post, that received the most likes on Instagram. With one exception, all these … Continue reading

New Roots Miniseries: Star-Studded Roots TV Series Set To Be a Global Television Event

In my before last post, I told you about a new Roots miniseries (a remake of the 1977 Roots TV series) that will premiere on HISTORY® this May/June—depending on where you are watching. In case I didn’t get you sufficiently excited about it, let me tell you a little more about it today. The new star-studded Roots—one of the most anticipated global television events of the year—premieres on television this May/June—May 30 (Memorial Day) for viewers in the United States and June 15 for most other viewers—with parts of the series shot on location in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This dramatic, historical portrait of … Continue reading