Category Archives: Coast

Hotel Recommendations for Mombasa & Bagamoyo

Booking.com Mombasa and Bagamoyo are two cities/towns on the Swahili coast. Bagamoyo is in Tanzania, not far from Dar es Salaam, while Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city. If you are interested in visiting either of these two places, you’ll definitely need a place to stay. In this post, you will find recommendations both for hotels in Mombasa and some of the best hotels in Bagamoyo. I hope you find them useful! Hotels in Mombasa Hotels in Mombasa Recommendation: Serena Beach Resort & Spa The Serena Beach Resort & Spa is my favorite hotel in Mombasa. Why? To begin with, … Continue reading

9 Luxury Spa Hotels in Mombasa, Kenya & Hotel Recommendations Across Africa

Booking.com Are you looking for recommendations for a good luxury spa hotel in Mombasa? If so, you are in the right place. You will find lots of those here. This post originally included hotel recommendations for cities and towns in many parts of Africa. You can see the full range of cities and towns here. Serena Beach Resort & Spa — Luxury Spa Hotel in Mombasa #1 The Serena Beach Resort & Spa is my favorite hotel in Mombasa. Why? To begin with, because it has the cleanest beach and the whitest sand that I have ever seen anywhere in … Continue reading

Tailor-Made Watamu Trips & 52 Pictures of Good Eats, Cityscapes & Water Environments in East Africa

This post was originally a compilation of some of the best East African pictures on my Instagram profile. Since many of you come to this post searching for information on “tailor-made Watamu trips”, though, I have updated this post to include information about that too. So jumping right in… Tailor-Made Watamu Trips: Where Is Watamu? Watamu is a small town located approximately 105 kilometers north of Mombasa and 15 kilometers south of Malindi on Kenya’s coast. It lies on a small headland between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. The main economic activities in Watamu are tourism and fishing. The … Continue reading

Last Minute Sansibar/Zanzibar

Are you planning a last minute trip to Zanzibar (Sansibar in German)? If so, you are in the right place. First things first, you will need to find a flight to get there and a hotel where to stay when you are there. Enter your intended travel details in the form above to get the best deals available online for flights to and hotels in Zanzibar. Last Minute Hotel Deals for Zanzibar/Sansibar Booking.com Good Hotel Choices for a Last Minute Trip to Zanzibar/Sansibar Things to Do on a Last Minute Trip to Zanzibar/Sansibar If you are looking for ideas on … Continue reading

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

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