Category Archives: National Parks, Game Reserves & Other Protected Areas

40 “Summer" Photos Taken in Tanzania

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with peak travel season in Tanzania. This “summer"—I put that in quotes because it wasn’t actually summer in Tanzania but rather some of our cooler months—I did my fair share of traveling and exploration because my brother was visiting from the U.S., and I wanted to show him all the best that the country had to offer. We discovered some beautiful places in Dar es Salaam where I live—you will see many pictures of the Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Amani Beach in this post—but we also took a 3-week road trip that took … Continue reading

Water, Hotels, and Sunset: 39 East African Photos

It’s been almost 3 months since I last shared the best of my Instagram feed with you, so that’s what I am going to do today. The pictures you’ll find in this list include, as always, pictures taken near water bodies (what can I say? I am Pisces), at hotels, and at the magical time of sunset. You’ll also find some aerial photography: pictures taken from tall buildings or from the plane. I am pleased to share that the very best of these photographs—or at least the ones my followers liked most on Instagram—are of my hometown, Bukoba. You’ll find … Continue reading

Travel Tanzania: The Ngorongoro Crater & Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You may have heard of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania before, possibly in the context of the great wildebeest migration. Even without the famous migration, though, the Ngorongoro Crater is spectacular and a sight to behold. Today, I’d like to tell you about this amazing feat of nature. I’ll also tell you about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that it lies in. Without further ado, here goes! What is the Ngorongoro Crater? I like to call the Ngorongoro Crater a big hole in the ground. Of course, it’s a lot more than that, but that is … Continue reading

24 Sunset-, Lake-, and Mount Kilimanjaro Pictures

It’s that time again: time for a pictures post featuring the best of my Instagram gallery. This time the pictures span three countries and 10 locales across those countries. I’ve even got pictures for you taken from the sky, above the clouds. Thematically, as always, this list includes sunset photos and pictures taken near bodies of water, including the world’s second largest freshwater lake. Plus, I’ve got a new one for you: pictures of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. I hope you like them! READ ALSO: Water, Hotels, and Sunset: 39 East African Photos No. 24: A Crazy Sunset in Lushoto, Tanzania When some … Continue reading

33 Sunset, Food, Books & Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

It’s been a fun past three months for me on Instagram. In case you don’t follow me there, today I’d like to share some highlights from my Instagram gallery from that period. In this post, you’ll see 33 of my most liked Instagram pictures and videos from the last three months. They include sunset pictures, pictures of delicious and interesting food, as well as pictures of some great books I’ve read recently. I hope you enjoy them. With no further ado, here they are. READ ALSO: 19 Sky, Water, & Sunset Photos and More Taken in Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Elsewhere. 33. … Continue reading

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! READ ALSO: … Continue reading

Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony: Rwanda Development Board’s Kwita Izina

In September, I had the pleasure of attending the 12th edition of Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s annual baby gorilla naming ceremony organized by the Rwanda Development Board. I’d wanted to attend Kwita Izina for years but somehow never got around to it. This year, for the first time, September found me in Rwanda so I could make this dream come true. Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit about what I experienced at Kwita Izina. But first, some background… What is Kwita Izina? Kwita Izina is an annual event, held every September, organized by the Rwanda Development Board to name each baby … Continue reading