Category Archives: Services

Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

Uber launched in Kampala, Uganda and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania within 10 days of each other in June 2016. Since I don’t own a car, and live between these two cities, I was ecstatic to learn about this new development. Although I love to travel by boda-boda (motorcycle taxis), I cannot completely ignore the number of injuries and fatalities that occur every day as a result of boda-boda accidents. An inexpensive, convenient, GPS-enabled service provided through a mobile app seemed like just the thing to finally get me to transition to a non-boda-boda lifestyle. Finding out That Uber Had Arrived to an East African City Other Than Nairobi … Continue reading Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

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 An Ode to Equity Bank

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 Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

Uber Tanzania Launches in Dar Es Salaam

If you are using Uber Tanzania for the first time and would like a free first ride (or a discount of Tsh. 9,000 if your first ride costs more than that), use the promo code keshubir1ue when requesting your first uber ride. Enjoy! On June 15, 2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania became the 485th city in the world to join Uber’s growing global network. With the launch of Uber Tanzania, Dar es Salaam joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. Following the success of Uber in many other cities, the company is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform in Tanzania. … Continue reading Uber Tanzania Launches in Dar Es Salaam

Hellofood & TV1 Present #StayAtHomeTZ

Imagine this: It’s a lazy Saturday after a very long week, and all you want to do is stay home in front of some good TV. You settle down on your couch, under some comfortable covers, and start to surf the channels for something good to watch. You finally find it and settle in for a cozy night at home filled with marathon TV watching. An hour or two in, your stomach begins to grumble. You mentally start going through what you’ve got in the fridge. Come to think of it, there’s not much to eat unless you’re going to … Continue reading Hellofood & TV1 Present #StayAtHomeTZ

Johannesburg City Sightseeing

In my last post, I wrote about flying from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg with Fastjet, Africa’s new low-cost airline. In that post, I promised to one day tell you more about what I saw and did while I was in Johannesburg. Today, I’ll tell you about the great way I found to go sightseeing and to explore the city of Johannesburg in a short time at a good price. Keep reading to find out more. READ ALSO: The The Top 5 Wine Farms in Cape Town, South Africa I fell in love with Johannesburg almost instantly. I loved its clean streets, cute homes, flashy … Continue reading Johannesburg City Sightseeing

Massage Dar es Salaam: Lemon Spa

Lemon Spa (Dar es Salaam) Haile Selassie Rd. (adjacent to George & Dragon) Masaki, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255-(754)-814 531/+255-(752)-220 120 Email:   lemonzpa@yahoo.com Jump to Lemon Spa’s menu. Good place to go if you are looking for a good massage in Dar es Salaam In the third post of my “Be My Guide to Your East African City” series, I asked about your favorite local spa. I also mentioned that it dawned on me that I had never been to a spa before, having always received my beauty and body treatments in beauty salons or fitness facilities. I also realized that … Continue reading Massage Dar es Salaam: Lemon Spa