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

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 Mugumu – Serengeti – Arusha Road Trip

Mwanza, Tanzania: 7 Things to Do Around Rock City

Fast Facts About Mwanza, Tanzania (Mwanza Region) Mwanza Region is one of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions. Postcode: 33000 Regional capital: Mwanza city Neighboring regions: Geita (west), Shinyanga (south), Simiyu (east) Lake Victoria borders Mwanza Region to the north. Current regional commissioner: John Mongella Mwanza Region is subdivided into 7 administrative districts: Ilemela, Kwimba, Magu, Misungwi, Nyamagana, Sengerema, Ukerewe. Population of Mwanza Region: ~ 3 million Area of Mwanza Region: ~20,000 square kilometers Ethnic Groups of Mwanza Region: Wasukuma, Wakerewe, Wakara, Wazinza Airport: Mwanza Airport If you are anything like I used to be, you might think that Mwanza, Tanzania is … Continue reading Mwanza, Tanzania: 7 Things to Do Around Rock City

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 The Serengeti from Mwanza—Twitter Roundup