Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

As I mentioned in my last post, I often like to say: you can do Zanzibar on any budget. When it comes to accommodation, you can very well splurge and stay in the lap of luxury at hotels such as the Park Hyatt Zanzibar or the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, but you can also find reputable places to stay for as low as US$9 a night. Yes, I did say US$9, but the operative word in that sentence is reputable—you don’t want to be in a place as magical as Zanzibar only to stay in a hole in the wall because you … Continue reading Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

Chick About Town Community Online Shopping & Accommodation Guide

Every now and then, I share with you a bit about what my community of readers is buying online in the hopes that it’ll give you an idea of what is popular among like-minded people, in case you are thinking of buying a similar product. This post will be a little different in that I will also include places where members of our community choose to stay when travelling. As the end-of-year holiday season approaches, perhaps these might prove useful to you. All the products and accommodation choices in this post are found on Jumia, Amazon, and Booking.com. Without further … Continue reading Chick About Town Community Online Shopping & Accommodation Guide

International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour in Dar es Salaam

This post is sponsored by the International Young Fashion Designers Show Case Tour. To find out more about how you too can sponsor a post on Chick About Town, go here. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour  held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Kilimanjaro in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania courtesy of my niece, popular Tanzanian fashion designer Kemi Kalikawe of Naledi Fashion. It was a night of beauty, creativity, and multiculturalism and, in this post, I’d like to tell you all about it. I will share photos and videos from … Continue reading International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour in Dar es Salaam

52 East African Pictures: Good Eats, Cityscapes, Water Environments & More

Every now and then, I share some pictures with you in a post, and that is what I would like to do today!     What can you expect to find in this set of pictures? Lots of food photos, some skylines, water environments, of course, because I love hanging out near water and, unusually, quite a few photos of me. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, sorry for the repetition: I promise I am only sharing the best of my Instagram gallery, though. I hope you like them. Without further ado, here goes… No. 52: Crafts at … Continue reading 52 East African Pictures: Good Eats, Cityscapes, Water Environments & More

African Travel Blogs Award 2018: Please Vote for Me

Hello, Dear Reader! Last week, I had the pleasure of being nominated for CouponCode.Ng’s African Travel Blogs Award 2018. If you’ve never heard of it before, CouponCode.Ng is a website that operates in 9 countries and aims to save online shoppers money by bringing them the best deals and coupons for all their favourite web shops, in one place. I had never heard of CouponCode.Ng before this, but needless to say, I was very honored. Today, I would like to tell you a bit about the award and, hopefully, enlist your help in winning the competition. This is how it … Continue reading African Travel Blogs Award 2018: Please Vote for Me

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