Category Archives: Kampala

Uber in Johannesburg & Dar es Salaam

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

6 Hotel Recommendations for Kampala, Uganda

This year I will be spending the end-of-year season in Kampala, Uganda, for among other reasons, my “baby” brother is getting married! I can’t wait. I haven’t been to Kampala in close to a year, and frankly, I was beginning to feel a little “home”-sick! So, today, let’s talk a bit about where to stay when you are visiting Kampala. Here are some hotel recommendations for you. 6 Top Places to Stay in Kampala, Uganda 1. Emin Pasha Hotel The Emin Pasha Hotel is a beautiful, luxury boutique hotel nestled in the upscale residential area of Nakasero (close to the city centre). … Continue reading

Bolt vs. Uber: Which Do You Prefer?

This post contains my views on the Bolt vs Uber debate. Read what I have to say, then please share your thoughts in the comment section below. I can’t wait to hear your opinions! I haven’t owned a car in more than 12 years. As you can probably imagine, I use more than my fair share of ride hailing services! But…I am not complaining. In fact, I am quite grateful. For most of those 12 years, ride hailing services didn’t exist where I live. And in my corner of the world, the public transportation system is nothing to brag about. … Continue reading

Tailor-Made Watamu Trips & 52 Pictures of Good Eats, Cityscapes & Water Environments in East Africa

This post was originally a compilation of some of the best East African pictures on my Instagram profile. Since many of you come to this post searching for information on “tailor-made Watamu trips”, though, I have updated this post to include information about that too. So jumping right in… Tailor Made Vacations Kenyan Coast Tailor-Made Watamu Trips: Where Is Watamu? Watamu is a small town located approximately 105 kilometers north of Mombasa and 15 kilometers south of Malindi on Kenya’s coast. It lies on a small headland between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. The main economic activities in Watamu … Continue reading

Onomo Hotels & Other Fantastic Places to Stay Across 12 African Cities/Towns

This post is about Onomo Hotels, an African hospitality chain, as well as great places to stay across 12 locales in Africa. Let’s get right to it. ONOMO Hotel Dar es Salaam Onomo Hotel Dar es Salaam Contact You can reach the Onomo Hotel Dar es Salaam on the following numbers: +255-22-2343434 and +255-22-2333433 ONOMO Hotel Dar es Salaam is a new Dar es Salaam hotel that was formerly the Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam (also a relatively new but short-lived hotel). Located on Ghana Street, in downtown Dar es Salaam, ONOMO Hotel Dar es Salaam is part of the … Continue reading

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