Category Archives: Services

An Ode to Equity Bank

Many years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Bank Woes: Does Your Bank Make You Smile?” As you can probably infer from the post’s title, it wasn’t a result of positive banking experiences. Rather, it was inspired by negative ones at an institution I used to bank with at the time called Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). This post, on the other hand, despite its dealing with the same subject, banking, is about how happy I am with one of my current banks: Equity Bank. The experiences I mention in this post specifically have to do with Equity Bank Tanzania, Equity Bank Uganda, … Continue reading An Ode to Equity Bank

Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

I had never used Uber until I wrote this post about Uber launching in Dar es Salaam. Since then, it has been a Godsend! With its attractive rates, and the fact that you can call for transportation at any time without necessarily knowing a specific taxi driver, or its great mapping tool which allows you to call for a ride even when you are not too sure how to describe where you are, I know I will be using Uber again and again. With the holiday season — and its many parties — upon us, call or schedule an Uber to drive you … Continue reading Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

Uber Tanzania Launches in Dar Es Salaam: You Heard It Here First!

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 Tanzania, 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. (Check out my latest post: Instagram Recap: 20 Photos of Uganda & Tanzania.) Uber Tanzania Brings an Innovative Way to Get Around Uber’s innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button. Whether you’re a local heading … Continue reading Uber Tanzania Launches in Dar Es Salaam: You Heard It Here First!

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 a cozy night at home filled with marathon TV watching. An hour or two in, your stomach begins to grumble. You mentally start going through what you’ve got in the fridge. Come to think of it, there’s not much to eat unless you’re going to … Continue reading Hellofood & TV1 Present #StayAtHomeTZ

Johannesburg: Explore the City of Johannesburg with City Sightseeing Joburg

In my last post, I wrote about flying from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg with 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. Today, I’ll tell you about the great way I found to go sightseeing and to explore the city of Johannesburg in a short time at a good price. Keep reading to find out more. I fell in love with Johannesburg almost instantly. I loved its clean streets, cute homes, flashy cars, and organized public transit system. The Johannesburg I saw during the … Continue reading Johannesburg: Explore the City of Johannesburg with City Sightseeing Joburg

Lemon Spa, Dar es Salaam

Lemon Spa (Dar es Salaam) Haile Selassie Rd. (adjacent to George & Dragon) Masaki, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255-(754)-814 531/+255-(752)-220 120 Email:   lemonzpa@yahoo.com Jump to Lemon Spa’s menu. Good place to go if you are looking for a good massage in Dar es Salaam In the third post of my “Be My Guide to Your East African City” series, I asked about your favorite local spa. I also mentioned that it dawned on me that I had never been to a spa before, having always received my beauty and body treatments in beauty salons or fitness facilities. I also realized that … Continue reading Lemon Spa, Dar es Salaam

Need to send a fax in Dar es Salaam?

When did you last send a fax? For me, it’s been 2 years and 5 months. The occasion? I was on a long visit to Dar es Salaam and desperately needed to fax something to Nairobi. I didn’t expect it to be difficult, but for many days, every internet café I tried to send a fax from either had a problem with its fax line or fax machine. Eventually, a resident of Dar es Salaam who often sends faxes decided to take me out of my misery