Category Archives: Kampala

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

Uber vs. Bolt (Formerly Taxify): 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 what you have to say! 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 … 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 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 are tourism and fishing. The … Continue reading

12 Great Places to Stay in Kigali, Rwanda

Booking.com Did you come to this post looking for a good hotel in Kigali? If so, you are in the right place. As a regular traveler to Kigali, I can tell you quite a bit about Kigali hotels. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it! Kigali Hotels Recommendation #1: Kigali Serena Hotel The Kigali Serena Hotel is a centrally located luxury business hotel. It’s beautiful both inside and out, with airy locally-inspired decor and noteworthy lush grounds. The service at the Kigali Serena Hotel is particularly friendly and responsive. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and warm. The … 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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