Sunset over the Mkapa Bridge

Instagram Recap: 20 Photos from Uganda & Tanzania

Ok, let’s get a little visual again. Over the past month or so, my Instagram gallery has taken my followers on a journey through Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda; eating and socializing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and on a road trip to the ruins of the ancient sultanate of Kilwa, off the southern coast of mainland Tanzania, crossing the Rufiji river which I had heard so much about but had never seen. With no further ado, here are some of my followers’ favorite pictures since my last Instagram roundup post. I hope you like them too!

Instagram Fave No. 20: The VIP Lounge at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam

The VIP Lounge at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es SalaamDo you ever use the VIP Lounge at Julius Nyerere International Airport when you travel from Dar es Salaam? I do sometimes (the first time being when I got a free VIP lounge voucher to use as I waited for a late night flight to Kinshasa—oh, the power of a smile! 😉 ). But increasingly, as the price of use goes up, internet costs in Tanzania go down, and their offerings become slimmer and slimmer, I am not so sure how good value it offers anymore. What do you think?

It’s been 9 months since Uber launched in both Kampala, Uganda & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Have you used it yet? To read my experiences of the service so far, read Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months.

Instagram Fave No. 19: Sauti Sol Sings the Tanzanian National Anthem

When @Sautisol played at Escape 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, they performed a beautiful rendition of the Tanzanian national anthem. We, Tanzanians, were so stroked. It was a really nice touch. And when the crowd was thoroughly blown away they hit us with Lazizi. It was a high moment!

Instagram Fave No. 18: Seafood at Rhapsody’s Dar es Salaam

Instagram Fave 18: Seafood at Rhapsody’s Dar es SalaamDelicious grilled prawns, at Rhapsody’s restaurant, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Instagram Fave No. 17: The Indian Ocean from Kilwa, Tanzania

The Indian Ocean from Kilwa, TanzaniaThe view from my room at the Kilwa Pakaya Hotel in Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania.

Instagram Fave No. 16: Lake Mburo, Western Uganda

Lake Mburo, Western UgandaLake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, western Uganda.

Instagram Fave No. 15: The Fort at Kilwa Kisiwani

The Fort at Kilwa KisiwaniThe ruin of a 16th century fort on Kilwa Kisiwani (the island of Kilwa), Tanzania.

Instagram Fave No. 14: Nyama Choma (Barbecued Meat) at Rudy’s Farm, Dar es Salaam

Instagram Fave 14: Nyama Choma (Barbecued Meat) at Rudy’s Farm, Dar es SalaamIt may not look like much, but the taste on these plates is out of this world. My favorite place to have nyama choma (barbecued meat) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Rudy’s Farm makes the best BBQ sausages I’ve tasted in the country! The pork chops are as delicious as any grilled pork you’d get in Kampala, Uganda. And the grilled chicken is worth the drive too. To cut all the grease, they serve this with fresh chili peppers floating in vinegar. My gosh, is it good! Happy Sunday!

Instagram Fave No. 13: High Spirit Lounge Bar, Dar es Salaam

High Spirit Lounge Bar, Dar es SalaamAnd when the sun sets and it begins to get dark, the whole bar lights up. Really gorgeous place!

Instagram Fave Nos. 12 & 11: Lake Mburo, Uganda

Lake Mburo, UgandaLake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.

Lake Mburo, UgandaA broody Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.

Instagram Fave No. 10: Sunset over the Mkapa Bridge

Sunset over the Mkapa BridgeSunset over the Rufiji River, Tanzania taken from the Mkapa Bridge. The Mkapa Bridge is located a little over halfway between Dar es Salaam and Kilwa.

Instagram Fave No. 9: Lake Mburo, Uganda

Lake Mburo, UgandaThe lakes of southwestern Uganda/western Rwanda share a similar quality. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it has something to do with their always being surrounded by hills. This could be Lake Kivu, Bunyonyi, or Mburo. Which is it? I’ll take you out of your misery: it’s Lake Mburo not far from Mbarara, Uganda. Read more about Lake Mburo National Park by clicking on the link.

Instagram Fave No. 8: High Spirit Lounge Bar, Dar es Salaam

High Spirit Lounge Bar, Dar es SalaamHigh Spirit Lounge (rooftop) Bar in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania fully lit up, with city lights off in the distance.

Instagram Fave No. 7: Sunset in Rushere, Uganda

Sunset in Rushere, UgandaSunset over Rushere, western Uganda. It always amazes how big this little town has now become.

Instagram Fave Nos. 6 – 1: Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National ParkBoating on beautiful Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda. Read more about Lake Mburo National Park by clicking the link.

Lake Mburo National ParkZebras in the wild, Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National ParkA beautiful sunset over Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda viewed from Rwakobo Rock lodge.

img_20161016_124818Climbing to Kazuma Lookout Point, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.

Lake Mburo National ParkThe sun comes out again after the rain on Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.

Lake Mburo National ParkEnjoying the view at Kazuma Lookout Point, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.

So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed the journey as much as my Instagram followers did. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below!

Until the next time,
Biche

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2 thoughts on “Instagram Recap: 20 Photos from Uganda & Tanzania”

  1. Nice Photos Biche,

    My favourite one is that Delicious grilled prawns you ate at Rhapsody’s restaurant.

    I wish it could have been me on that plate.. Lol..!!

    I hope you enjoyed the meal.

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