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Hotels in Zanzibar, Nungwi & 37 Other East African Pictures

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 Hotels in Zanzibar, Nungwi & 37 Other East African Pictures

10 Things to Do in Gaborone, Botswana

Two months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Botswana for the first time. Not the Okavango Delta or Chobe National Park (the big safari destinations in Botswana) but rather the capital of Botswana, Gaborone. I was very busy right before the trip, so I didn’t get to do much more than a perfunctory online search of what there was to do in Gaborone (which yielded very sketchy information), but I tried not to worry about it, sure that I’d figure it out once my trip began. On the appointed day, I hopped onto a Fastjet flight to Johannesburg (I would connect to Gaborone … Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Gaborone, Botswana

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve

The Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a marine park and national reserve located in Mombasa, Kenya. It is a short, easy boat ride from Mombasa’s main tourist areas and is popular for snorkeling and diving. Mombasa Marine Park is the most heavily visited of Kenya’s marine parks. Read more about my experience of getting to and visiting Mombasa Marine Park courtesy of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This post includes a video I took while feeding fish in the Park.  We left the KWS Kisite Marine Park office, in Shimoni, full of excitement about what the day held in store for … Continue reading Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve

Mlimani City Cinema & A Guide to What Else You Can Find at Mlimani City Mall

Mlimani City (Cinema, stores, and more) Sam Nujoma Rd. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Some information on Mlimani City Cinema: The ticketing office opens at 11 a.m every day.  Hotline numbers (through which you can book tickets) are 0746-898-002 and 0746-898-003. These operate from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 12:00 p.m to 9 p.m on weekends and holidays. Booked tickets should be collected at least half an hour before movie begins, to avoid cancellations.  Lunch time movies (12 p.m/12:30 p.m) are only shown on weekends and public holidays. The Mlimani City cinema has 3 screens (including East Africa’s … Continue reading Mlimani City Cinema & A Guide to What Else You Can Find at Mlimani City Mall

Mr Price & Mr Price Home in East Africa

If you chanced upon this post looking for the Mr Price Kenya catalogue, find out more about that here. Otherwise, read on to find out more about Mr Price across East Africa. I can still remember the day when I first became aware of the existence of Mr Price Kenya. The year was 2007. I was driving along Ngong Road in Nairobi near Prestige Plaza. I looked up to see a huge banner announcing the opening of a home furnishing store called Mr Price Home at the Westgate Centre in Westlands. The idea of a home furnishing store sounded interesting … Continue reading Mr Price & Mr Price Home in East Africa