Category Archives: Tanzania

Uber in Johannesburg & Dar es Salaam

This post is about Uber in several locales in Africa: Uber in Johannesburg and Uber in Dar es Salaam. For Uber in each of these locales, simply click the link to jump to the relevant section: Uber Taxi 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) Uber Black … Continue reading

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

Nicolaus Club Bagamoyo Resort & Hotels in Both Bagamoyo and Mombasa

This post was originally about hotels in Bagamoyo and Mombasa in East Africa, but since many of you come to this page looking for information about Nicolaus Club Bagamoyo Resort, a resort hotel in Sibari, Italy, I have updated this post to include information about that. Nicolaus Club Bagamoyo Resort in Sibari, Italy According to Tripadvisor, Nicolaus Club Bagamoyo Resort is the number 1 hotel to stay at when you are visiting Sibari. Nicolaus Club Bagamoyo Resort is known to be a family-friendly hotel and close to many of the best restaurants in Sibari. If you are driving to Sibari, … Continue reading

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