Hellofood & TV1 Present #StayAtHomeTZ

Imagine this: It’s a lazy Saturday after a very long week, and all you want to do is stay home in front of some good TV. You settle down on your couch, under some comfortable covers, and start to surf the channels for something good to watch. You finally find it and settle in for … Continue reading Hellofood & TV1 Present #StayAtHomeTZ

Johannesburg: City Sightseeing Joburg Tour

In my last post, I wrote about my experience of flying from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg on Fastjet,  Africa’s new low-cost airline. In that post, I promised to one day tell you more about what I saw and did while I was in Johannesburg, so that’s what I would like to do today. My … Continue reading Johannesburg: City Sightseeing Joburg Tour

Bingo Night at Upanga Club, Dar es Salaam

Of all the things you  might expect to do in Dar es Salaam, I’m pretty sure you don’t have playing bingo on your list. What would you say then if I told you that there is a super-fun bingo night every Friday at a very unexpected place? That’s what I’d like to tell you about … Continue reading Bingo Night at Upanga Club, Dar es Salaam

Morogoro: Unexpected Fun at Rock Garden

Rock Garden Boma Road, Morogoro Tel: +255-715-953234 Facebook.com/RockGardenMorogoro We left Tan-Swiss Lodge early on a Saturday morning as the check-out time required (see my previous post if you don’t know what I am talking about). We were headed back to Dar es Salaam. It was the middle of the weekend and frankly, I wasn’t ready … Continue reading Morogoro: Unexpected Fun at Rock Garden

Mikumi National Park: Undervalued among Tanzania National Parks

For many people in the word, East Africa and safaris go hand in hand. It is no wonder, therefore, that many first-time visitors to Tanzania, have going on safari as a top priority when they visit the country. Unbeknownst to many, Tanzania is the 31st largest country in the world, so if your business to Tanzania takes you to Dar es Salaam, going on safari is not necessarily as easy as a quick day trip out of town, unless of course you opt to visit Mikumi National Park. (To be honest, it would be a rushed day trip but would make for a perfect weekend getaway.)

Mikumi National Park, the 4th largest national park in Tanzania, is only a four-hour drive from Dar es Salaam (if you know how to navigate the heavy traffic leaving and entering town). It shares an ecosystem with Selous Game Reserve, one of the largest game reserves in the world, and animals migrate freely between the two protected areas. Continue reading Mikumi National Park: Undervalued among Tanzania National Parks

Zanzibar: Sauti za Busara Music Festival

Every February, Zanzibar hosts the “The Friendliest Festival on Planet Earth”, Sauti za Busara. I can understand how Sauti za Busara earned this title: hanging out in Zanzibar on any random day would make you feel loose and irie, ready to open up to strangers, so how much more so then when the island’s everyday activities … Continue reading Zanzibar: Sauti za Busara Music Festival

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