Chapwani Private island
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... pineapple juice & vegetable samosas as a lunch snack.
It it is now time to relax & we can't wait to swim in the aqua blue waters. The sand is powder white & the beach pristine. The water is warm & like an aqua blue bath. We read, relax & enjoy the peace. Dinner is delicious, fresh tuna from the ocean & fish curry.
On day two, we spend the morning ...
... from the British colonial occupation.
We are staying in an old Sultans house. It too is eclectic, steep staircases, antiques, bougainvillea & frangipani, Arabic lanterns & treasures of the past. What a place to spend NYE.
Our dinner is on the rooftop, with a view of the harbour. Billowing sails decorate the sultans space. Our hands are washed with rose water & the banquet begins, ...
... up. Lunch came and feeling vile we both tried eating hoping this could be the cure, we both ate one piece of pasta and knew instantly that this had pushed us ever nearer to the border of chunder town. I took this as a close call and handed my plate back, Jack however after an even closer call, continued clearing his plate and then the pudding of cake. After what felt like forever they told us they were ready for us to start snorkelling, we got ourselves to the ...
... Exhausted from the early start, we headed to the eastern side of the island, to Makuti Beach Bungalows. Situated close to the town of Bwejuu, this seems to be the place to go for kite surfing, snorkelling and night life. Sadly, our lodge, while beautifully situated and always clean and tidy, was not the friendliest or "vibiest" place to be. After the first evening, we ...
... of safari we managed to see all of the big 5 except a leopard as well as zebras, hyenas, giraffes and hippos which was amazing. We saw a group of lions enjoy a freshly made kill and then one brushed by our truck which was amazing. The majority of my knowledge of African animals has been acquired through multiple viewings of The Lion King, and I still hold the belief that hyenas are the scariest animals, but was shocked that a real life Pumba (warthog) is ...