East Africa is about 8 hour time change from Dallas. Generally we fly from Dallas to Europe (approximately a 9 hour flight) arriving early morning. (London on BA or Amsterdam on KLM.)
Then we fly on to Entebbe, Uganda, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania or Nairobi, Kenya (another 8 to 9 hour flight). Here we will stay overnight and the next day fly (Precision Air) to Mwanza or Shinyanga (1 to 2 hour flight).
With flight times and layovers it can be 24 hours or more before you get a night in a hotel. Therefore carry on any essentials that you might need.
Most hotels/guest houses are not air conditioned. Some have window type air condition units. You sleep on a wooden bed with an approximately 4” foam mattress on top of the wood.
Electricity is not dependable – sometimes off for 10-24 hours.Some hotels have generators – not all. Many have TV but only CNN & weird stations.
Water pressure is not reliable – often only trickles of water. Hot water is not dependable – rejoice when you have it.
We can find hotels with western toilets, but during the day when we are out, you will only have outhouses and/or eastern toilets and no TP, so you will need to take some from the hotel.