Category Archives: Tanzania

Mediterraneo Restaurant, Dar es Salaam

Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant Kawe Beach, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255-22-2618359 Website: It seems to me as though there might be a restaurant called Mediterraneo in each of East Africa’s largest commercial cities. In Nairobi, there are the three wonderful Mediterraneos (in Westlands, at The Junction, and in Gigiri). In Dar es Salaam, there is the beautiful Mediterraneo in Kawe, which will be the subject of today’s post. In Kampala, there is the Mediterraneo in Kololo. The one thing that all these Mediterraneos share in common, other than their name, is that each of them is an outstanding restaurant with good food and … Continue reading Mediterraneo Restaurant, Dar es Salaam

Sweet Eazy Restaurant and Lounge, Dar es Salaam

Update: Sweet Eazy no longer exists and has been closed. Suggested Reading: 24 Sunset-, Lake- and Mount Kilimanjaro Pictures) Sweet Eazy Restaurant and Lounge Oysterbay Shopping Mall Tel: +255-(755)-754074 Website: I was born in the oceanside city of Dar-es-Salaam and lived there until I was two. Until my parents moved back to Dar-es-Salaam, early last year, my knowledge and experience of Dar-es-Salaam was very limited. I had been back a couple of times over the years, but most of my visits to Dar-es-Salaam were spent doing the relatives’ tour (I am sure some of you know what I mean … Continue reading Sweet Eazy Restaurant and Lounge, Dar es Salaam

Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski: The Palm Restaurant

Update: The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski is now Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro (book your stay there here : ) The Palm Restaurant Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski Tel: +255-22-2131111 Of all the hotels in the world, one of my current favorites is the Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar-es-Salaam. No matter how many times I go there, I never tire of its luxurious elegance. I first visited The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in March 2007, though I hear it was first re-opened as a Kempinski Hotel in August 2005. Since my first visit to the hotel, I have been on a delightful journey of discovery of the Kilimanjaro … Continue reading Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski: The Palm Restaurant

Friday is Here Again!

Guess what, readers? Finally, Furahi-day has rolled around again! In case you don’t know, Furahi means “be happy” in Swahili. Doesn’t the thought of Friday simply fill you with happiness? Believe it or not, the weekend is here again. What are you going to do to celebrate its advent? READ ALSO: Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing. What I Like to Do on Fridays Today, I am planning to meet up with a childhood friend who tells me that there is a club night at Club Malaika in Dar es Salaam. I have no idea where that is, but I … Continue reading Friday is Here Again!

What I Found at the Makutano Arts & Crafts Fair

Update (Jul 22, 2009): The next Makutano Junction 2009 will be held on Fri. Nov. 27 and Sat. Nov. 28 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) at Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dar es Salaam. For further information – both for participants and attendees – please contact: Rachel Kessi Tel: +255-784-782770 Email: The entrance fee will be 3,000 TSh for those over 18, while minors enter free! I finally made it to the Makutano Arts & Crafts Fair last Sunday, late in the afternoon. For a fee of 3000 TSh, I had a great afternoon discovering Tanzanian arts and crafts. I … Continue reading What I Found at the Makutano Arts & Crafts Fair