Category Archives: Mombasa

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

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

KWS Marine Park Tour Day 5: Back to Nairobi

It was the last day of the KWS marine park social media tour, and we were keenly aware of it. Instead of the gusto and excitement with which we’d woken up the past few days, on this last day, we were dragging our feet and barely talking to each other. We got up, had breakfast, and put our stuff together in preparation for the long journey ahead. The Itinerary Personally, I was a bit excited because I knew we were scheduled to drive through Tsavo East National Park on our way to Nairobi. Granted, we’d just be driving through, but I … Continue reading

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