Category Archives: Bagamoyo

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 Da 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 hotels in Bagmoyo. 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, because it has the … Continue reading

Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam & 40 “Summer” Photos Taken in Tanzania

This post was originally a compilation of pictures taken during a summer I spent travelling in Tanzania. Many of you come to this post, though, after searching ‘cheap flights to Dar es salaam’, so I have updated this post accordingly. Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam If you are interested in finding cheap flights to Dar es Salaam, enter your travel route and dates below, and find the best flight deals on the web! Best Time for Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam Tourism in Tanzania is highly seasonal, and the price of flights to Tanzania reflects this. The best … Continue reading

Travellers Lodge Bagamoyo, Historical Sites & Other Things to Do in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

When you think of travel in Tanzania, you probably think of places like Ngorongoro, the Serengeti, and Zanzibar. Today, I would like to tell you about a historical little town, not far from Dar es Salaam called Bagamoyo. A Bit About Bagamoyo Bagamoyo, located 61 kilometers northeast of Dar es Salaam, is often incorrectly called the first capital of Tanzania. Although this is not correct, Bagamoyo got this reputation because it was the capital of colonial German East Africa, which consisted mainly of present-day mainland Tanzania, but also included present-day Rwanda and Burundi. Today, Bagamoyo is a a sleepy, slow town … 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! Hotels in Dar es Salaam #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 … Continue reading

Mount Kilimanjaro Pictures & 21 Other East African Photos

It’s that time again: time for a pictures post featuring the best of my Instagram gallery. This time the pictures span three countries and 10 locales across those countries. I’ve even got pictures for you taken from the sky, above the clouds. Thematically, as always, this list includes sunset photos and pictures taken near bodies of water, including the world’s second largest freshwater lake. Plus, I’ve got a new one for you: pictures of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. I hope you like them! READ ALSO: Water, Hotels, and Sunset: 39 East African Photos No. 24: A Crazy Sunset in Lushoto, Tanzania When some … Continue reading

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