Category Archives: Arusha

Ras Kutani, Kigamboni, Tanzania & 39 Other “Summer" Photos Taken in Tanzania

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with peak travel season in Tanzania. This “summer"—I put that in quotes because it wasn’t actually summer in Tanzania but rather some of our cooler months—I did my fair share of traveling and exploration because my brother was visiting from the U.S., and I wanted to show him all the best that the country had to offer. We discovered some beautiful places in Dar es Salaam where I live—you will see many pictures of the Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Amani Beach in this post—but we also took a 3-week road trip that took … Continue reading

Mugumu – Serengeti – Arusha Road Trip

Our road trip began on a cold morning in Mugumu, Tanzania, at Giraffe Garden Hotel, where I’d spent the night, having arrived the day before from Mwanza, via Bunda and Butiama (also in Tanzania). After a quick breakfast, my travel mates and I jumped into our cars for the short 40 km ride to the Ikoma gate of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Our destination was Arusha, where most of my travel companions lived, but the road to Arusha would take us through both the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As it … Continue reading

The Serengeti from Mwanza—Twitter Roundup

As those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter might know, I spent the end of last week visiting Northern Tanzania—Mwanza, Mara (including Butiama), the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Arusha. Because of the busy itinerary planned, I didn’t attempt to blog about the trip while on it but, rather, shared what I could on Twitter, saving the blogging for when I got back to Dar es Salaam. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (or for those of you who do but somehow missed my tweets), this first post is a … Continue reading

Lemon Spa

Lemon Spa is a salon and day spa that has branches in both Dar es Salaam and Arusha. Read on to find out what you can expect to find at Lemon Spa Dar es Salaam and Lemon Spa Arusha, including a full menu of services provided along with prices. 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 Click here to jump to Lemon Spa’s menu. Good for massage (Dar es Salaam) In the third post of my “Be My Guide to Your East African City" series, … Continue reading

Beefeater vs. Gordon’s & Gilbey’s vs. Gordon’s Gin

If you came to this post looking for information on Beefeater vs. Gordon’s, then you are in the right place. Keep reading to find out more! Beefeater vs. Gordon’s Beefeater Gin Beefeater is a brand of gin owned by Pernod Ricard and bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom, by the company of James Burrough. It is 47% alcohol by volume (94 proof) in the US and 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof) elsewhere in the world (including the UK). The gin’s name refers to the Yeomen Warders, commonly known as the Beefeaters, who are the ceremonial guards of the … Continue reading

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