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Ne-yo’s Beautiful Monster and Black Coffee’s Home Brew Sets Durban on Fire During the Essence Festival Week

The Essence Festival is a genius import from Durban’s American sister city-New Orleans. The event marked its African debut in the South African city with a high profile-list of speakers such as comedian Steve Harvey,British rapper and singer Estelle, grammy nominee Kelly Price, fitness mogul Shaun T, actress Nondumiso Tembe among others. After endless adventures …

Travel

Uganda is Kenya’s Leading Source Market, While USA Beats UK to the top Position

In a surprising turn of events, Uganda took the lead as Kenya’s top source market in Africa, while Germany and Italy tail the numbers globally. According to data from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), The Pearl almost doubled her score of 29,038 visitors in 2015 to 51,023 for the year ended (2016). The report attributes …

Travel

Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite African Countries for Safaris

Gone are the days when it was both hard and very expensive to plan a safari trip. Nowadays, it is normal to throw some clothes in your backpack and explore the wildlife during a weekend. While Kenya and Tanzania remain the most popular choices, many African countries are emerging as excellent safari destinations. Since BookAllSafaris.com …

Travel

Jumia Travel Launches “Travel Wednesday”

Nairobi, 20th December, 2016 – Following the successful 2016 Black Friday campaign, Jumia Travel has launched a campaign dubbed “Travel Wednesday” running every Wednesday to Friday on the company’s official website. The campaign’s main objective is to carry on readily negotiated rates referred to as “Dream Deals” with the aim of encouraging and facilitating travel …

Travel

Frugal vs Cheapskate: 5 Tips on how to save for the big vacation

Just to clear things up, frugal does not equal cheapskate. While frugal revolves around getting the most value on every cent spent, cheapskate can be downright self-sabotage. For instance, if you are always looking for shared hostel facility without really caring on the state of the beddings or if you still think bottled water is …

Technology

E-Commerce As A Way To Diminish Unemployment Rate In Kenya

Nairobi – 29 January 2016 | During the last few years, unemployment rate in Kenya has been constantly increasing. According to the World Bank, it has jumped from 17.1% in 2011 to 17.4% in 2014. That is three times higher compared to neighboring countries like Uganda or Tanzania. With most Kenyans looking for job opportunities …

Hotels

Romantic hotels for Valentine’s Day in East Africa

Not all of us are the romantic type of people. Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to express the feelings of love. In this situation, what could be a better occasion to tell another person how we feel, than at Valentine’s Day? A perfect Valentine’s Day getaway includes chocolates and an unforgettable trip with your beloved …

Technology

Mobile payments in Kenya and travel industry

The advent of Mobile Money Transfer marked the transformation of economic interaction. The success of mobile money transfer systems reshaped Kenya’s banking sector and led to the financial inclusion of 20M people. One of the leading African travel companies, a hotel booking website Jovago.com, gives an insight into how mobile payments ease people’s lives in …

Tanzania Travel

Alluring Arusha: A Gateway for the Free Spirited!

Arusha, the fourth largest town in Tanzania offers more than a conducive, almost predictable climate; it is the safari capital of northern Tanzania, and acts as the gateway to Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro, expeditions to Arusha and Tarangire National Parks, wild safaris in Serengeti as well as experiencing Lake Manyara and the enchanting Maasai culture. …