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... at 5 am. This morning we were off on another trek – to visit the Golden Monkeys. This is an endangered species living in groups of about 30 in the bamboo forests of Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo.
The trek was nowhere near as arduous as the Gorilla Trek the previous day but we were still assigned porters, guides and trackers, as is usual practice. It was more a matter of the monkeys finding our group of 15, rather than us finding them, and we spent ...
... br> When I booked this place, it was my only request. I don’t need a lot of
conform, but still…
We went straight to the beach and were really surprised by
the warm water. We didn’t really expect that. Here, we never really cool down,
because it’s all humid and hot. The first night we went straight to bed,
because we were so tired. At night, they made a fire, people were playing djembe
and were singing some Swahili’s songs. It ...
... get involved. As time passed it soon became apparent that the moon was not going to make an appearance due to the cloudy sky. It was now 8 o clock and getting dark. So we decided time to make an exit down the mountain before the rush. Thank goodness we left when we did as dusk soon became dark and we hadn't brought a torch with us luckily other people left at the same time as us and a lovely French couple in front and their friends behind helped to guide us down with ...
... for a while which was beginning to frustrate me! Morning came round quickly and before we headed to the beach a few of us decided to do a town tour to find out some history about Stone Town and have more of a walk around it. The narrow windy streets were continuous (and as I found out later, easy to get lost in!) and there was a definite Arab feel to it, rather like Morocco. We are in Africa and it would not be Africa if places were not run down, the buildings ...
... which is not safe to do in the dark. One of
our friends got robbed on the beach, she just handed her bag over
rather then cause conflict. This meant we ate out in the day and ate
in the lodge in the evening which suited us fine. Paje beach was
better but the reef meant you could not really swim again. It is also
full of kite surfers as the wind is really strong. We kind of wished
we had stayed longer in Nungwe but we are travelling and needed to