I am celebrating my four years of homecoming and I have been exploring places just to realize Tanzania is so much more than what the world really knows
The robust taste of the locally grown coffee made me inquisitive to discover the origin of finest produce in Tanzania. I was delighted to know that Kahawa, a locally based ‘Fair Trade’ company not only supports production of quality organic coffee from the farms of Mt. Meru in Arusha. In 2016, it has welcomed above … Continue reading The Kahawa (coffee) Experience
One may be deceived by the vibrancy; the excited visitors, the overwhelming hospitality of Zanzibaris and the holiday buzz on the spice island. As one enters Stone Town, it’s a moment of nostalgia, a city that will take you back to time, hundred years back. For whatever you experience here, is a reflection of a … Continue reading Exploring the City of Rustic Charm STONE TOWN- UNESCO World Heritage Site
Planning a holiday can always get exciting, however most of us give in when the cost seems beyond our budget. Tanzania is a typical tourist destination and planning a day trip can also get expensive. Fortunately, we have a few hidden spots, even in the water, that make it for a perfect holiday; the peace, … Continue reading Visiting Mbudya Island under $50
Dar es Salaam, the commercial hub of the country has witnessed an exponential transformation of its city scape in recent years. While new recreation facilities are frequent to spot, the coming of a distinct, promising, and world-class Hotel property has been rare and long awaited in the metropolitan centre. Welcome to Ramada Encore; a Four … Continue reading Hotel Review: Ramada Encore in Dar es Salaam
Ten years of my father’s intensive Miki City nostalgia and an impatient wait to visit to explore this less known intimate town, I packed my bags for a week to travel to the less known towns pocketed in the quite corner of the country; Mtwara connecting to Mikindani, followed by an hour’s journey to Lindi. With my father as a local guide, little did I know the legendary Mikindani would unfold so truthfully, camouflaging with an intensely reconstructed and simple present. My experience can be likened to an exotic travel treasure unfold in front of a wanderlust.
Tinga Tinga before becoming a style of a painting was a simple man, the beloved Edward Said Tinga Tinga who had introduced a particular style of painting, which is now Tanzania's authentic art. From exaggeration of minuscule butterflies to the creatively imagined dotted animals, abstract patterns of birds to the real imagined people, all embellished in the arms of the nature bound landscapes of Tanzania, an impeccable art form, of what the world refers to as Tinga Tinga paintings.