A Boat Ride to Changuu Island

The first question every tour guide asks you when you walk around Stone Town is, do you want to go to Prison Island? Changuu Island is called Prison Island because ages ago all those with yellow fever cases were quarantined on the island to separate them from the population of Zanzibar but no prisoners were…

Spots Where I Ate At While In Zanzibar

Zanzibar is dotted with plenty of affordable places to eat from hotels, restaurants, street food to exploring spots where the locals actually eat, which can all satisfy your appetite without necessarily leaving you with an empty wallet especially when you are on holiday. Here are the places where I ate and thoroughly enjoyed the food…

Surprise Birthday Lunch at the Rock Restaurant

A floating rock island out in the sea was the perfect setting for my birthday lunch at this upscale spot known as one of the world’s most iconic restaurants which offers incredible views over the Indian ocean, fresh seafood, and an amazing photographic experience. The Rock Restaurant is located at Michamvi’s Pingwe Beach in Zanzibar’s…

Relaxing Beach Views at Zanzibella Hotel & Spa

After several hours of delays getting from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam which is only a two-hour flight, finally made it to Kiwengwa in Zanzibar to relax with beach views at Zanzibella. Although check-in was a little shaky to begin with, things were eventually sorted out. As a gesture of apology, we were offered a…

Pandemic Times: Life, Living & Lateral Flow

One day in December, after avoiding covid for two years came into contact with someone that had it. Took a lateral flow that came back negative days passed by had no symptoms then suddenly woke up feeling incredibly ill with so much pain in my chest which felt like it was on fire, the feeling…

Swift Tea Break at Ciêla Resort and Spa 

It was a strangely gloomy drizzly summers morning but went to briefly see some folks playing in the charity golf tournament at Bonanza. Although the hotel has been open for a while now, have not set foot this side of town in ages and the last time I ventured there, the only thing there was…

Why Do We Vote?

Compassion is the foundation for a better world, not violence. With everything going on in the world, as nations begin to slowly rebuild and rethink their future, Zambians went to the polls August 12 to decide the future of their lives. This year’s election was unlike any other and more significant because change is required…

Digital Freedom Fighters

When we think of the term freedom fighter in Zambian history a name that comes to mind is the founding father of Zambia Dr. Kenneth Kaunda who recently passed away at 97 years old. Say what you will about him but his approach to activism, pan africanism, mediation work of uniting countries in Southern Africa,…

Best 5: Accessible Waterfalls in Zambia

Zambia is a country filled with a variety of sights, from the mighty Victoria Falls to the multiple National Parks where you can see waterfalls and wildlife that give you a memorable experience. Along with their aesthetic beauty, these waterfalls also provide a beautiful backdrop as they cascade down cliffs or tumble over rocks into…

Gone Fishing to Lower Zambezi

The rainy season is now over which means most of the remote lodges and resorts are officially open and back in business. One of the best places for fishing is Lower Zambezi because it is quiet, not much phone signal, secluded and the views are awesome. Stayed at Mvuu (pronounced Mmmmmvvvuuuu) Lodge which is located…