A Day At The Maasai Market

Maasai Markets in Dar es Salaam make a true festival of colours, creativity, art and a great way to support the Maasai community. We at SWEA love to shop at the Maasai markets, not only because of the variety of interesting stuff they sell but also because of the unique craftsmanship of the Maasai that makes every product displayed in full glory at the Maasai shops, a piece of art in itself. We recently went to visit the Maasai market in Slipway, Msasani and thought to share what we saw from behind the lenses of our camera.

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Home, Lifestyle, SWEA Idols, SWEA Inspirations

Unspoken truths of living abroad

By Khairoon Abbas

Born and raised in Dar-es-salaam, I always imagined I would spend most of my life at home, close to my family and those I love the most. I first moved abroad when I was four years old, then again at 12 years old, and lastly at 18 when I decided to pursue my post-secondary education abroad. Back then and increasingly now, our world is no longer defined by distance. Thanks to affordable travel, we can cross time zones in, literally, no time.

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Food, Travel

Oyster Bay – For Sea, Snacks and Fun

Oyster Bay is probably one place that needs no introduction. The great view by the sea that Oyster Bay offers its every visitor makes it a great hangout place to spend time at and devour some delicious snacks at the same time, making it a perfect spot to spend weekends at. No wonder, you will always find the place crowded with people from all age, caste and race, sitting together and enjoying cool coastal winds, while savouring a plate of freshly fried mohogo with a spicy kachumbari, grilled mishkaki with a tangy chilli sauce or a packet of crispy mohogo chips to munch down the way back home.

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Lifestyle, Travel

7 Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam can be a fun place to explore especially when you know what to do, where to go and what places to explore. Although, mostly seen as a transit destination to travel over to Zanzibar or one of the many national parks in Tanzania, the city of Dar es Salaam is barely explored by tourists coming over from around the world.

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7 Things You Must Carry With You to a Safari Trip

Going for a Safari trip can be exciting, but it is not just any road trip that you can easily pack-up for and head to. Instead, the road adventure in the wild makes it a completely different experience. Therefore, packing all the essential items is necessary to help you enjoy your adventure even more. Here is a list of seven items that you must not forget to pack for your safari trip.

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Unearthing the Slave Routes of Tanzania

Tanzania, known for its abundant wildlife, endless plains of Serengeti national park, tall mountains, fresh water lakes and picture perfect beaches hides a mysterious history beneath its fertile soil and glorious landscapes. Tanzania was once one of the biggest and hottest markets for slave trade in Africa.

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SWEA Idols, Travel

If a minion can make it to Mt. Kilimanjaro, why not you?

Not many people were sure if little miss delicate could make it to the tallest mount of Africa, including myself. Early last year, I lost my job with an amazing position, was surviving on savings and was facing unending stressful situations. However, there was a voice in me that made me feel strong and realize that my life was larger and braver than my problems. I was determined to do what I feared the most and to overcome my anxieties. I was ready to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. My fears paved a way for a will power that made me jog for 15 kilometers a day,  ascend and descend tall buildings 20 times at a stretch and get fond of eating healthy food!

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