Category Archives: Rwanda

Uber vs. Bolt (Formerly Taxify): Which Do You Prefer?

This post contains my views on the Bolt vs Uber debate. Read what I have to say, then please share your thoughts in the comment section below. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say! I haven’t owned a car in more than 12 years. As you can probably imagine, I use more than my fair share of ride hailing services! But…I am not complaining. In fact, I am quite grateful. For most of those 12 years, ride hailing services didn’t exist where I live. And in my corner of the world, the public transportation system is nothing … Continue reading

Flights From Johannesburg to Zanzibar & Africa’s 100 Most Influential Women

This post was originally about the 100 most influential women in Africa, but since many of you come to this post while searching “flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar“, I decided to update this page to include information about that too. Flights From Johannesburg to Zanzibar Several airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar including Mango, which has a direct flight. If you are interested in finding great deals on flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, enter your travel details below, and see what is available through Travelstart, Africa’s premier online travel agency. Travelstart Other airlines which fly between Johannesburg and … Continue reading

12 Great Places to Stay in Kigali, Rwanda

Booking.com Did you come to this post looking for a good hotel in Kigali? If so, you are in the right place. As a regular traveler to Kigali, I can tell you quite a bit about Kigali hotels. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it! Kigali Hotels Recommendation #1: Kigali Serena Hotel The Kigali Serena Hotel is a centrally located luxury business hotel. It’s beautiful both inside and out, with airy locally-inspired decor and noteworthy lush grounds. The service at the Kigali Serena Hotel is particularly friendly and responsive. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and warm. The … Continue reading

Flights to Dar es Salaam & Mbudya Island

Mbudya Island, as beautiful as it is, is not somwhere you can fly to. If you came to this post searching for “flights to Mbudya Island”, what you really want to do is fly to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and from there take an inexpensive 30-minute boat ride to Mbudya Island. There are no hotels on Mbudya Island, though you can camp there if you arrange this beforehand. To visit Mbudya Island, therefore, you will want to stay in Dar es Salaam and visit Mbudya, usually as an excursion for the day. Find Flights to Dar es Salaam (There Are … Continue reading

An Ode to Equity Bank

Many years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Bank Woes: Does Your Bank Make You Smile?" As you can probably infer from the post’s title, it wasn’t a result of positive banking experiences. Rather, it was inspired by negative ones at an institution I used to bank with at the time called Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). This post, on the other hand, despite its dealing with the same subject, banking, is about how happy I am with one of my current banks: Equity Bank. The experiences I mention in this post specifically have to do with Equity Bank Tanzania, Equity Bank Uganda, … Continue reading

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