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 Da 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 hotels in Bagmoyo. 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, because it has the … 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

Zanzibar Island, Restaurant Food & 6 Other East African Photos

This post is a recap of the best recent pictures in my Instagram gallery. In it, you can find pictures of great water environments in Tanzania, including pictures taken on Zanzibar Island, as well as food photos taken at a restaurant or two in Dar es Salaam. 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 … 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

Online Casinos in East Africa Are the Next Big Thing

If you are a regular reader you will know that bingo at the Upanga Club in Dar es Salaam has become a favourite Friday night out. But the Upanga Club is not the only place where you can experience the thrill of a cash win. Friday night is also not the only time when you can enjoy a spot of gambling excitement. South Africa’s big gambling resorts are, inevitably, what everyone thinks of whenever gambling and Africa are mentioned in the same sentence. But believe it or not, there is a lot more to Africa than just the bit at the bottom! … Continue reading

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