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We started our five days in Zanzibar with a guided walk through Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar.
The first stone houses were built around the 1830's gradually replacing an old fishing village. There is a unique blend of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influence here and it was for this reason that Stonetown was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.
Zanzibar is well known for both its spice trade and slave ...
We left Arusha NYE with a clear blue sky & drove to the very small Arusha airport for out flight to Zanzibar. We were traveling in a Cessna caravan with a young French pilot. I have to say, I was not that keen on the whole idea of a light plane but 1.5hrs vs 6 hrs in the bus - really no option. So we loaded up, strapped ourselves in & we were off. All good for me until the pilot started playing on her phone, ...
... maybe 50/50.
The country is massive...don't take a bus all the way across like I did....break up that trip, maybe even fly!
They have a banana belt, shared with Uganda. They make some unique banana products, for instance wine and beer, although I had some homemade and got pretty sick...I don't recommend trying the homemade!!! I do recommend trying the red banana it's made from though, it's delicious!
I enjoyed Tanzania more than expected and spent almost 2 weeks ...
... Climbing table mountain - South Africa Climbing the Lions Head in the dark - South Africa Picnic in the vine yard, Cape Town - South Africa Sleeping above the hippos,Ngepi - Namibia Staying in a wonderful private game reserve, Prince town and having a braai looking down on the reserve. Botswana Blue route open top bus around Cape Town. - South Africa Now home for Christmas and below freezing temperatures. Will be back soon when we head off on 31st December to South East ...
... The beach setup with hotels and restaurants
was really nice and you could walk to Kendwa when the tide was out
making sure you left before it came back in. Overall we liked Nungwe
but wanted to explore the rest of the island (The Grass is always
greener on the other side???).
Next we went to Matemwe as all the
guidebooks say the east coast has the best beaches. This in reality
was misleading. Matemwe beach was full of seaweed with ...