Category Archives: Tanzania

40 “Summer” Photos Taken in Tanzania

This post contains pictures taken during a summer spent travelling in Tanzania. Since many of you come to this post searching for ‘Tanzania city pictures’. Let me begin with those. Tanzania City Pictures Do not be fooled that the pictures below are not of a city in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, is right on the shores of the Indian Ocean and has both amazing beaches and amazing views of the ocean. Nos. 40 & 39: A Blissful Sunday at Amani Beach, Dar es Salaam Time for a delightful nap after lunch…and what beautiful rest it was! Go … Continue reading

Uber in Johannesburg & Dar es Salaam

This post is about Uber in several locales in Africa: Uber Johannesburg and Uber in Dar es Salaam. For Uber in each of these locales, simply click the corresponding link below to jump to the relevant section. Uber Johannesburg Uber Johannesburg Prices As I mentioned in this post, Johannesburg and Pretoria are served by 5 main types of Uber service: Uber X, Uber Black, Uber Van, Uber Assist, and Uber X VIP. Here’s a short description of how these services are different and how many passengers the cars for each service can carry: UberX – affordable everyday rides (max: 4 people) … Continue reading

Ryan’s Bay Hotel & 3 Other Fantastic Places to Stay in Mwanza, Tanzania

Did you come to this post looking for information about Ryans Bay Hotel Mwanza or recommendations for other places to stay in Mwanza, Tanzania? If so, you are in the right place. Let’s get right to it. When you think of the Tanzanian city of Mwanza, what comes to mind? Do you think of the fact that Mwanza is Tanzania’s second largest city? Or, perhaps, do you think of fishing and fisheries, the economic sector that Mwanza is known for? Personally, I think of a peaceful, scenic, lovely city on the shores of Lake Victoria with wonderful rock formations because … Continue reading

5 Hotel Recommendations for Stone Town, Zanzibar

As the end of the year rolls around and the holiday season approaches, despite the current circumstances, most of us can’t help but think of holiday travel. Maybe you are envisioning whiling away on a beautiful tropical island somewhere? Well, this is a real possibility given that Tanzania‘s borders are currently open to visitors and her COVID-related policies very tourist friendly. As I write, very few restrictions are in place for visitors coming into the country. Also, since our government declared us COVID-free many months ago, things here are pretty much life as usual. So…if that tropical island you are … Continue reading

21 Best Hotels in Dar es Salaam

Booking.com Did you come to this post looking for a good hotel in Dar es Salaam? If so, you are in the right place! As a long-time Dar es Salaam resident, I can tell you a lot about hotels in Dar es Salaam. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it! First, because many of you come to this post looking for more information about City Style Hotel, I will begin with that. Hotels in Dar es Salaam #1: City Style Hotel Dar es salaam City Style Hotel is a budget hotel located off Shekilango Road, in an area … Continue reading

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