Category Archives: Tanzania

Where to Stay When You Visit Mwanza, Tanzania

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 that’s what it feels like to actually be in Mwanza. Mwanza is a city that I enjoy a lot and get to do so often because it’s a regular stop on the journey between Dar es Salaam and … 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

20 Great Places to Stay in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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 lots about hotels in Dar es Salaam. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it! Dar es Salaam Hotel #1: Sea Cliff Hotel My absolute favorite place in the whole of Dar es Salaam is the upper outdoor deck at the Karambezi Café located at the Sea Cliff Hotel. Why? Because of the UNBEATABLE ocean views. This is a place I often take … Continue reading

Hotel Recommendations for Mombasa & Bagamoyo

Booking.com Mombasa and Bagamoyo are two cities/towns on the Swahili coast. Bagamoyo is in Tanzania, not far from Dar es Salaam, while Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city. If you are interested in visiting either of these two places, you’ll definitely need a place to stay. In this post, you will find recommendations both for hotels in Mombasa and some of the best hotels in Bagamoyo. I hope you find them useful! Hotels in Mombasa Hotels in Mombasa Recommendation: Serena Beach Resort & Spa The Serena Beach Resort & Spa is my favorite hotel in Mombasa. Why? To begin with, … Continue reading

Millard Ayo & 49 Other Most Influential Young Tanzanians

This post is about the current 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians. This year, someone else, knocks Millard Ayo (of MillardAyo.com and Ayo TV) out of first place. It’s already been a year since I published this post about the 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians of 2018. A year later, a new ranking is out, covering the duration of last year. Are you keen to know who the most influential young Tanzanians of last year were? If so, I won’t keep you waiting. Here you go! Mbwana Samatta Knocks Millard Ayo Out of First Place Aston Villa and Taifa Stars captain … Continue reading

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