Moreen at Goretti's, Entebbe

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

Man and boys during a golden sunset in Lushoto TanzaniaWhen some kids who had followed us to the viewpoint saw the young man in my before-last picture standing on the rock at the edge of the 800-meter drop at Irente View Point, they too wanted to be daring like him. No matter how courageous I think I am, nothing was getting me onto that rock! My heart was in my mouth for those children…I could take pictures of them though. ????

Nos. 22 & 23: Lakes in Uganda

Rwonyo from Lake MburoThe boat landing site at Rwonyo, Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park.

Boats depart from the Rwonyo jetty every two hours during the day starting at 8 a.m. The boat ride duration is (a beautiful) two hours. Cost per person: US$15 for foreigners/UGX 15,000 for East African Community nationals.

Find out more about what there is to experience at Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda here.

My cousin on the shores of Lake VictoriaSunday things on the shores of Lake Victoria at Goretti’s Pizzeria & Bar in Entebbe, Uganda.

See more pictures taken at Goretti’s here.

No. 21: Birthday Cake from the Hyatt Regency Dar ES Salaam

Sachertorte from Hyatt-Regency Dar es SalaamAnd of course no birthday celebration is complete without cake. We made it home from our mother-daughter hiking trip to Lushoto just in time to cut cake with the rest of the family in Dar es Salaam. This Sachertorte topped with strawberries from the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro Blue Book Now Buttoncouldn’t have been a more perfect ending to an amazing trip. Well done, @RichieWallStreet! 🙂

No. 20: Buying Light Fixtures in Kampala, Uganda

6 colorful circular mosaic style lightsShopping for outdoor light fixtures in Kampala, Uganda. Ended up choosing the one in the middle. Which do you like best: left, center, or right?

READ ALSO: What’s Everyone Buying? Tea Masala, Kitchen Appliances & Personal Care Products

No. 19: Sunset over Lake Victoria, Port Bell, Uganda

Sunset over Lake Victoria, Portbell UgandaThe sun begins to set over Lake Victoria in Port Bell, Kampala. I could stare at this view forever.

No. 18: Lake Mburo, Uganda

Lake MburoThere is something about the lakes of southwestern Uganda. Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.

Read more about what there is to see and experience at Lake Mburo National Park here.

No. 17: My Cousin’s Traditional Wedding

My cousin and IShe was getting married, and I was her maid of honor. When we would come out of that room to sit in front of the wedding guests, we’d have our bowed heads covered, we’d look demure, and the beads would shield our faces from everyone’s gaze. Above all, we were not to look up! Before that though, it was time for a fun sister moment. The photographer caught it well! 🙂

No. 16: Sunset at Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Sunset at Rwakobo RockThe sun sets over Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda as viewed from Rwakobo Rock lodge.

Find out more about what there is to see and do in beautiful Lake Mburo National Park here.

No. 15: Transportation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A Dala DalaEveryday Dar es Salaam. The local commuter buses in Dar es Salaam are called dala-dala (dala being a corruption of the word dollar because the original fare was 5 Tanzanian shillings, the equivalent of one dollar at the time). Their average fare today is Tsh. 400 about 16 Euro cents/18 American cents per ride. Colorful on the outside but the experience of being inside a crowded one? Not so cool.

No. 14: Matsieng Footprints, Gaborone, Botswana

Red Earth, BotswanaThe red earth of Botswana. This picture was taken on a trip to see the Matsieng Footprints, a site where the folklore of Botswana has it life began. According to folklore, Matsieng, the ancestor of the Tswana people, emerged out of a hole in the ground, followed by his people and animals. This happened when the rock around the hole was still soft and their footprints were preserved once the rock hardened. Unfortunately, this site is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so I never did get to see the footprints. Stand warned if ever you are planning a trip there!

Learn more about what there is to do in and around Gaborone, Botswana here.

No. 13: Accommodation in Dar es Salaam – Sunset at Coral Beach Hotel

Sunset at Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es SalaamThe sun sets over Msasani Bay in Dar es Salaam, seen from the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel. Nothing says tropical like a palm tree! 🙂 Book your stay at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel here.

No. 12: Chilling at Gorreti’s Pizzeria, Entebbe, Uganda

Moreen at Goretti's, EntebbeMuch better (in reference to number 22 above). Looking up and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Go to 33 Sunset, Food, Books & Other Pictures From Around East Africa (…and Botswana) for more pictures taken at Goretti’s Pizzeria in Entebbe, Uganda.

No. 11: Sunset at Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam

Sunset at Coral Beach, Dar es SalaamThe sun sets over Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam seen from the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel Blue Book Now Button . Happy Sunday, y’all! 🙂 Book your stay at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel here.

No. 10: The Lagoon at Bomani Beach Bungalows, Bagamoyo

Lagoon, Bomani Beach BungalowsThe first picture I ever posted on Instagram, about a year and two months ago, was from my birthday celebration last year held at the Bomani Beach Bungalows near Bagamoyo, Tanzania. I generally have not had any good water experiences in Bagamoyo, but this? Well, you can see for yourself.

Find out more about what there is to see and experience at Bomani Beach Bungalows here.

No. 9: Mount Kilimanjaro

The snow-capped Kibo Peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro up close and personal.The snow-capped Kibo peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro up close and personal.

No. 8: Buying Light Fixtures in Kampala, Uganda

Black and White ChandelierShopping for chandeliers in Kampala, Uganda. I don’t know what it is about lights that makes them so pretty!

Browse and/or purchase an array of chandelier lights online here.

No. 7: Hippos and Buffaloes on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Hippos on the shores of the Kazinga Channel, UgandaQueen Elizabeth National Park in south west Uganda is Uganda’s most visited national park. After going on 2 game drives there, separated by a year, I began to ask myself: why? And then I took the famous boat ride down the Kazinga Channel, which separates Lake George and Lake Edward.

Oh là là, I should have heeded the advice my uncle @francisokoboi gave me to skip the game drives all togeher and simply do the Kazinga Channel boat ride. The waters were teeming with animals at such close proximity. Truly an amazing experience!

No. 6: Sunset over Mutungo Hill, Kampala

The sun sets over Mutungo Hill, Kampala seen from Afrique Suites Hotel.The sun sets over Mutungo Hill, Kampala seen from Afrique Suites Hotel.

No.5: Buying Fabric

PagneBuying fabric in Bukoba, Tanzania.

There’s a store in Bukoba that sells the most amazing wax print cloth a.k.a. kitenge, chitenge, Ankara, pagne… (I’ll call it anything but African print because what’s truly African about it?).

Anyhow, this store has that material in the greatest quality and in the most beautiful prints. I have no clue where they source it from.

I don’t even know the name of the store though I have been buying fabric there since I was a teenager.

All I know is that it stands on a street corner in the middle of Bukoba town. I’ll be sure to note the name the next time I am there and let you know.

In the meantime, browse and/or purchase clothing made from this kind of material here.

Nos. 4 & 3: Skies Both from above and Below

Clouds Under Kenya AirwaysFlying over Tanzania on a Kenya Airways flight, getting ready to take a photo of the elusive Mount Kilimanjaro from above. Did I get the shot? You’ll find out in my next photo (the last photo in this list).

Read more about what I think of Kenya Airways as an air carrier here.

Sunset near Lyantonde, UgandaThe sun sets over Uganda’s cow country. Headed home sweet home.

Nos. 2 & 1: Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro

2 of Mount Kilimanjaro's 3 peaksFlying past Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. In this picture, you can see 2 of Mount Kilimanjaro’s 3 volcanic cones.

The taller snow-capped one is called Kibo. The smaller one to the right is called Mawenzi. The third not seen in this picture is Shira.

Although Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, Kibo, which is what most people climb when they climb Mount Kilimanjaro, is simply dormant and could erupt again. (Did you know this? ????)

Mount Kilimanjaro Kibo Peak in All Its GlorySure did (get the picture that is—see picture no. 4 to understand what I mean)! Here, one of Mount Kilimanjaro’s 3 main peaks, the Kibo summit, peeks out above the clouds. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa.

Uhuru Peak, the highest point on this summit, at 5,895 m above sea level is the highest point in Africa. There’s one for you, trivia lovers!

So there you have it, dear reader. That’s what’s been rocking my Instagram gallery over the past 2 months. I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Let me know what you thought by leaving me a comment below.

Until the next time,

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