Dhow Palace Hotel
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We will take a city tour that will help us get our bearings. We have nothing else organized here so we will spend a lot of time exploring this fascinating city, with lots of markets for bargaining which will be lots of fun.
our safari ends and we travel to Arusha and fly to the exotic island of Zanzibar, something completely different. We stay in Stonetown first with thousands of years of history as a spice trading center, and also was a slave trading center.
... to be a lovely fishing village. We were quite lucky and caught many local people on the beach. Some of them were just coming back from their fishing trip; there was a group of young boys fighting with octopuses (hitting them with sticks to make them softer); there was a small fish market as well as a public fish auction. The entire coast was full of typical Zanzibari boats called “dhows”. Each of them was carrying a bunch of fish or seafood. Although ...
... s policy of keeping you in the dark about arrangements until they are about to happen – we’d not been told we were getting a ferry). We do a hurried conclusion to the pack, and walk half a km to the ferry wharf. There are plenty of people already there, and a combined car and passenger ferry is on its way in.
Nyika organises the tickets, and hands them to us as we all walk through the turnstiles. He will shepherd us all the way to the Zanzibar ...
... the Old Fort. Started in 1817 by the Portuguese, it was finished years later by the Arabs and provided relative safety to the port area for many a year. These days, it is home to a number of stalls however once a year in February, an instrumental concert is held with musicians venturing from far and wide to participate. Entry is free, with any donations going to the surrounding community and on Selek's advice, it is certainly worth attending. Saotiya Bosara I believe is ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet