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We signed up for a tour out to Prison Island to see giant tortoises and get a taste of the ocean along the African coast. After some seemingly resented (by the proprietor) negotiations we set out for a 30min ride on the rich navy blue water, warm wind blowing across our bow and rocking the boat a little bit more than Mia would have requested. …
We were up early and our hosts dropped us at the Mwanzan airport. We flew entirely across the country to the east coast city of Dar es Salaam. Dar (as it is known in Tanzania) was not recommended as a 'sight to see' by anyone. After a short layover we were back on the plane for the shortest flight we have ever taken.
Eleven minutes tarmac …
The trip to Zanzibar started with a boat trip, where Karl tried to get away paying residents prices (22,000 Tsh/11 pounds) instead of the foreign fare (US$35/18 pounds) - but we were caught when they inspected the tickets and our residency permit was requested and obviously we did not have it and were therefore sent back to the ticket office. As …
15 June Now for a very very brief history of Zanzibar and Tanzania: Zanzibar has a long history of trade with the Arab world, reaching a peak between the 12th and 15th centuries. Through that trade Islam reached the islands. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and they were eventually supplanted by the Omani Arabs. To this day Oman still …
... of the stonework of the adjacent fort reminds me of Gondar palace in Ethiopia. Dirty black stone.
Lunch overlooking the Indian Ocean on a hotel balcony. A boat load of local men approach the beach and dive off the boat in quick succession and swim ashore. Hotel security very wary and keeping an eye out. Is it a raid? No. They're fishing.
Approached by another "guide". He's of the scruffy ...
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