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African Travel Blogs Award 2018: Please Vote for Me

Hello, Dear Reader! Last week, I had the pleasure of being nominated for CouponCode.Ng’s African Travel Blogs Award 2018. If you’ve never heard of it before, CouponCode.Ng is a website that operates in 9 countries and aims to save online shoppers money by bringing them the best deals and coupons for all their favourite web shops, in one place. I had never heard of CouponCode.Ng before this, but needless to say, I was very honored. Today, I would like to tell you a bit about the award and, hopefully, enlist your help in winning the competition. This is how it … Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing While Traveling

This post is a guest post by Emma Hanson. Although traveling is a great way to relax and enjoy your holidays, it brings a lot of change to your routine and surroundings. This sudden change often affects your skin badly and can leave it looking dull and tired. We obviously can’t take all our skincare products along on a trip or get hours of beauty sleep either, so what should one do to maintain that healthy skin glow when travelling? Here are a few easy tips for you that do not require much time or effort. Read through them and thank … Continue reading

Exploring the Ruins of Kilwa

When you think of visiting an old historical UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a Tanzanian island, what comes to mind? I am pretty sure…Stone Town, Zanzibar! What if I told you that there is another place in Tanzania that fits the exact same description—a place with a history that goes back further than Stone Town and which, at its height, was of even greater global importance? It’s true, I tell you. That place, Kilwa, is what I would like to tell you about today. READ ALSO: African Travel Blogs Award 2018: Please Vote for Me I first heard of the Kilwa … Continue reading

Enjoying East African Waters & Food from the Sea

I was chatting with my cousin a couple of days ago when she asked me, “You are not tired of water yet? Don’t you like live by the ocean?", after I had told her just how much I enjoy the view of Lake Victoria from this lovely B & B in Kampala. I understood where she was coming from—she’s not the first person to ask me this—but the truth is: no, I don’t tire of water. As I responded to her then, “Lakes are so different from the ocean. Oceans differ from each other". What is constant about most bodies … Continue reading

The Hidden Gem That is Tarangire National Park

When you think of Tanzania’s protected areas, what do you think of? The Serengeti, Ngorongoro, perhaps Kilimanjaro National Park, where the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro is? Whatever the case, I am pretty sure you don’t think of Tarangire National Park, unless of course you are the father of an ex-colleague who, after visiting several Tanzanian protected areas, confidently told me at a cocktail party one day that his favourite nature reserve in Tanzania was Tarangire National Park. I was taken aback by his statement—that is not at all the answer I was expecting—but as I recalled my own experience at Tarangire … Continue reading