Plunge Pool, Kasha Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar

Show & Tell: Food, Zanzibar, Family & Friends and, of Course, Me! 🙂

It’s that time again: time for a little show and tell.

What should you expect to see this time?

Lots and lots of pictures of food across the region, pictures of Zanzibar—it seems it’s Zanzibar season in my life because I’ve been to Zanzibar not once but twice since the pictures from my last Instagram recap post—and unexpectedly, quite a few pictures of me, some even with friends and family.

Without further ado, here goes….

No. 29: Kafunda, Nairobi

Kafunda, NairobiYou know there’s got to be something special about this hole-in-the-wall bar in Hurlingham, Nairobi for word of it to reach me all the way in Dar es Salaam.

And surely there is.

Located on Argwings Kodhek Grove, off Argwings Kodhek Road, this bar is known as ‘Kafunda’, which literally means “a small place you squeeze in” in Ugandan local languages, and is also the way Ugandans generally refer to small local bars.

Possibly the friendliest bar in Nairobi, I am told that at Kafunda, 1) you must greet everyone in the bar and introduce yourself to them when you enter the bar and 2) once you tell the owner-cum-barman, Eddie, what you are drinking, you’ll never have to again because he will always remember it.

I had a great time at Kafunda a couple of weeks ago, and as the regulars would put it…I am happy to have popped my Kafunda cherry. I look forward to the next time! 😁

In case you are wondering how the bar got its name, no, the owner is not Ugandan. Rather, the bar was baptized Kafunda by some of its Ugandan regulars and the name stuck!

Have you ever been to Kafunda? If so, let me know by leaving me a comment! 🙂

No. 28: My Niece-in-Law’s Surprise Baby Shower

My Niece-in-Law’s Surprise Baby ShowerWhen your niece (@Pamela_Malezi_Bora) calls you to join a family photo when you’ve got a huge piece of grilled meat in your mouth, you try to smile with your eyes. Hehehehe…#FAIL.

Congratulations @Vinny_Elvin & @Jocelyne_Maro on your little bundle of joy.

To all of you in this picture, I am so so happy and blessed to call you family. #FamilyRocks #MyFamilyKnowsHowToThrowAParty

No. 27: Wisdom

Chocolate Makes your clothes shrinkIsn’t that a fact?! For more amazing wisdom from the bathroom at SALT restaurant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, go to

No. 26: Breakfast in Zanzibar

Zanzibar PlacematSettling down for what was to become a champagne breakfast but didn’t know it yet. At this point, I was simply taken in by my placemat which reminded me loud and clear about where I was blessed to be.

Go to for my best tips on what to do when you are visiting the Island of Zanzibar.

No. 25: Zebra in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Zebra in the Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaA zebra on the move, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Go to to learn more about the marvelous things there are to see in Tanzania‘s Ngorongoro Crater.

No. 24: The Tea House Restaurant, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Waiter at Tea House Restaurant, Emerson on HurumziHehehe…yes, I had to go again (in reference to no. 5 on this list) for the Swahili dinner at the Tea House restaurant on top of the Emerson on Hurumzi hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

What was for dinner?

Goat with okra, a delicious fish cooked in banana leaves and preserved lime, pilau rice, breadfruit in coconut, and a delicious vegetarian pulse dish…among other things. Very much like what I had the last time I was there and every much as delicious!

Go to for more recommendations on what to do when you are visiting Stone Town, Zanzibar.

No. 23: Delicious Bakes at Soul Treats in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Cookies and muffins at Soul Treats Bakery in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaI’ve been eating @SoulTreatsTz goodies for YEARS now but only visited their bakery in Namanga for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

Look at all the goodies that were staring at me as I waited to order cake! Do you think I managed to resist temptation? 🙈🙈🙈

Go to to see some of the goodies I’ve gotten from Soul Treats before—scroll down to about halfway through the list.

No. 22: Late-night Pizza, Dar es Salaam

Pizza with cheesy bitesMy new guilty pleasure after a late night of partying: pizza from Pizza Hut in Oysterbay, especially if it’s got cheesy bites! (As though extra cheese were not enough.)

What are cheesy bites? Those mozzarella-cheese-filled bread rolls attached to the pizza‘s crust. Aye aye aye! Sinful pleasure! 🙆🏿‍♂️

Nos. 21 – 19: Zanzibar

Rose Wine at 6 Degrees South ZanzibarFirst item on the agenda in Zanzibar after making sure our dinner reservations were confirmed: refreshing drinks at 6° South Zanzibar. Beautiful, beautiful view!

Go to to find out more about fun things to do when you are visiting Zanzibar‘s Stone Town!

Cheers with Wine and Cocktails 6 Degrees South ZanzibarThis is what holidays are made of…cheers! Drinks at @6DegreesSouthZanzibar.

Go to to get my best tips on what to do when you are visiting Zanzibar this holiday season.

Photo Credit: @RacinesCreations

Me at in the swimming pool at Kasha Boutique HotelBecause….I am Pisces and love water. I swam in the ocean and chatted with some local school boys and, as if that were not enough, came to while away in this pool while I stared out at the ocean and chatted aimlessly with friends. Heaven on Earth!

Kasha Boutique Hotel, Matemwe, Zanzibar.

Thanks, @RacinesCreations, for capturing the moment! 🙂

Go to for tips on what to do when you are visiting gorgeous Zanzibar. 🙂

No. 18: A Perfect Steak, SALT, Dar es Salaam

Steak and fries, SALTDoes a plate of steak get better than this? I dare say not!

Where from? @Salt_RestaurantTz in Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam.

That day I learned: when trying to decide between a sirloin steak, a fillet steak, and a T-bone steak, opt for the T-bone steak which has sirloin steak on one side of the “T” bone and fillet steak on the other. You get the best of both worlds! Now you know. 🙂

Apart from great food and what I now call the best Mojito in town, Salt is a charming little restaurant that makes you smile at every turn, for one because of all the little signs around the restaurant.

To get an idea of what I mean, go to and scroll down to number 18.

No. 17: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Trees at the Park Hyatt ZanzibarEnjoying the leafy courtyard at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

Go to to find out more about what there is to see, do, and experience on the magical island of Zanzibar.

No. 16: A Taste of Childhood

Attiéké at Mama AshantiAttiéké (fermented grated cassava), a staple of Ivorian cuisine, served up in the beautiful gardens of @MamaAshantiKenya. Tastes from your childhood always hold a special place in your heart!

Go to to find out more about this Nairobi restaurant which serves up West African fare.

No.15: Kasha Boutique Hotel, Matemwe, Zanzibar

Plunge Pool, Kasha Boutique Hotel, ZanzibarOn my last trip to Zanzibar, I was keen to discover another part of the island other than Stone Town and the northern beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa.

This curiosity led me to @KashaBoutiqueHotel on the northeastern beach of Matemwe.

It was an absolute DELIGHT!

Who says no to a personal plunge pool right outside your room? Not me!

I spent a most beautiful evening in this plunge pool, in total darkness, looking up at the stars, contemplating life, and fully enjoying the moment.

This is not a memory I shall soon forget!

Want to know what else you can do on the cool island of Zanzibar? Go to

No. 14: On Point BBQ Kitchen, Mbezi Africana, Dar es Salaam

Grilled Meat at On Point BBQ KitchenI finally made it out to @On_Point_BBQ_Kitchen in Mbezi Beach Africana, where my cousin Chef Mwabuki makes some mean, mean barbecued meat. Justin, these farm sausages were amazing! I can’t wait for the next time!

No. 13: Sailing to Zanzibar

Little Boat on the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar ChannelIt looks like a painting but it isn’t. It’s just an ordinary day in Tanzania. I looked out the ferry window and saw it was drizzling, hoping against hope that the rain wouldn’t mar what was supposed to be a fantabulously fun weekend in Zanzibar with the girls. Thank God, it didn’t.

Go to to find out more about what there is to see, do, and experience on the magical island of Zanzibar.

No. 12: Mama Ashanti, Nairobi

Attiéké poission Mama Ashanti KenyaAbout to throw down on some serious attiéké (fermented grated cassava) & fried fish with my sister-girl Belinda at @MamaAshantiKenya in Nairobi. We were not playing. Do you see her rings on the table? Yep, we were about to dig in with our hands and do the food justice…just like we’d done together so many times in our childhood.

Go to to find out more about this awesome Nairobi restaurant that serves up West African delicacies!

No.11: The Ferry to Zanzibar

Biche in the Azam ferry to ZanzibarSetting sail to Zanzibar. If you travel in the VIP section of the Azam ferry, you might as well be in the cabin of a plane, with much the same comfort and barely able to tell that you are travelling on water. BUT…you will miss the pleasure of the sun, ocean view, ocean spray, and the wind on your face that travelling on an outdoor deck offers. I still can’t decide what I prefer!

Go to to get my best tips on what to do when you are visiting the magical island of Zanzibar.

Nos. 10 & 9: Dining with Gal Pals, Dar es Salaam

Gallo Wine at Two-O-SixIf you find me drinking rosé wine, chances are I am dining with my gal pal @E_A_foodie. This wine was perfectly chilled and deliciously fruity. Thanks for the introduction, @E_A_foodie, I will be drinking this one again!

Dining at a ‘bring your own wine‘ event at @TheTwoOSix on the night they launched their new menu. Everything I tasted was FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD. The half-eaten cheesecake in this photo may not look like much but the taste…Oh, oh, oh!

Go follow soon-to-be East African food and travel blogger, @e_a_foodie: her blog will be launching soon. Knowing her personally, I know we’ll all be in for a real treat with her blog! 🙂

Veronica and I at Rohobot Restaurant DarI had an amazing time chowing down with my gal pal @VeronicaKundya.

@VeronicaKundya is not only a Forever Living guru but has lost an amazing 17 kg in only one year.

Want to know how?

Go follow @VeronicaKundya and she’ll tell you all about it.

I’ll post one of her before and after pictures for you very soon.

Well done, @VeronicaKundya! 👏🏿👏🏿


#Repost @veronicakundya


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Nos. 8 & 7: Zanzibar

Swimming Pool Kasha Boutique HotelYes, yes, yes….now that is what I am talking about!…just in case you get tired of your own personal plunge pool and want to swim in a full-fledged swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Kasha Boutique Hotel, Matemwe, Zanzibar.

Go to to learn about what cool things there are to do in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Duhirwe & I, Tea House restaurantWe met 27 years ago in one big dramatic bang and, all these years later, our friendship that has spanned 5 countries on 2 continents feels as simple and as easy as when I was 12. (Yes, 12, perpetually 12. 🤣😁😂) Happy birthday, sister-girl @DuhirweStudio. You age like a fine wine!

I can’t wait for the next time! 😙

Happy birthday to you too, @LilRushe! I hope you are living it up today as hard as your sister is in Zanzibar. 😙

Living and loving at the Tea House restaurant on the rooftop of the Emerson on Hurumzi hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

Go to for my recommendations on things to do when you are visiting Zanzibar.

No. 6: Late-Night Meanderings, Dar es Salaam

Moon in sky, Dar es SalaamWhen you can’t fall asleep so are roaming the streets at night. Palm trees against a night sky.

It turns out I look up at the sky a lot and see enough beauty there to try and capture it.

You can find more pictures of the sky across East Africa at

No. 5: The Tea House Restaurant, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Sunset at the Tea House Restaurant, ZanzibarIn my post about things to do in Zanzibar, I mention that my favourite place in Stone Town is the rooftop of the Emerson on Hurumzi hotel.

I also mentioned in that post that I had never actually eaten at the Tea House restaurant, which now occupies that space, but I made sure to do that on my last trip there. (Thank you, @RacinesCreations!) The dining experience was as amazing as I thought it would be.

First, there was a stunning sunset to experience before dinner, then it was great food to be enjoyed accompanied by ethereal Taarab live music.

If you are ever in Zanzibar, do not miss doing this! At only $30 per person, this is an experience you will savor for a long time.

Be sure to make reservations beforehand though…the restaurant has very limited seating and reservations are mandatory.

No. 4: Flying East African Skies

Kenya Airways in the skiesFlying the skies with @OfficialKenyaAirways. Goodbye, Dar es Salaam; hello, Nairobi!

People LOVE to complain about what a horrible airline Kenya Airways is, but after flying with Kenya Airways for over 30 years, I stand by my opinion that they are one of the most trustworthy African airlines flying the skies today.


Come on over to my blog and I’ll give you my reasons.

Go to, then let me know if you agree with me or not in the comment section of the post.

See you there! #NoFilter

No. 3: Dar es Salaam Harbour

Dar es Salaam Harbour from Level 8Dar es Salaam‘s downtown waterfront by night as viewed from Level 8 at The Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro.

Did someone recently call our city “the fishing village of Dar es Salaam“? Hahahaha…think again!

Go to to see more posts about Dar es Salaam on my blog.

No.2: Sisterly Love at Its Best

Senene at Sylliche'sWhen you go spend the day with your sister and she spoils you real good with a whole plate of fried grasshoppers. Yay, it’s senene season! 👏🏿👏🏿

No. 1: Daddy’s (Not So) Little Girl

Dad & IWhen your father gets the medical all-clear, you can’t help but smile a little brighter and take a selfie to send to the rest of the family. I wish you long (healthy) life, Dad! #DaddysNotSoLittleGirl #NotBadFor71

So there you go, folks!

I hope you enjoyed my show and tell.

Let me know in the comment section below if any of these pictures struck a chord with you.

As always, I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Until the next time,

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