Mchanga Beach Lodge
Travel Blogs from Zanzibar
Overall, Zanzibar was not the Indian
ocean Island we were expecting but we are glad we came. It is just
not the paradise island we wanted. We loved Stone Town though and
finished off here for one more night. We had some cocktails on the
roof top bar of 6 Degrees South, a posh western type bar/restaurant
before heading downstairs for food. A nice way to finish off a good
couple of weeks on the island.
... have the opportunity to use a bathroom.
We are guided by a man to the back of the building, across a small field into a pitch black toilet block, obviously a hole in the ground. BUT, he is the only one with a phone light... meaning we have to guess where the hole is!
We get to 'customs' which is a small room, with a security guard and a table. They feel the bag, and then mark it with chalk if it passes inspection! Its 1am, so we use our bags as pillows and sleep on ...
... our way of life, where we finish work and race home to lock ourselves inside in front of the tv. The men huddle on a wall or a porch to talk and share drinks, the women circle around and talk, while the kids are most often seen in groups of 15-20 huddled in someone's front yard watching a tv at the doorway pointing out towards the yard. Its not bad to see the village spending time together, but different from what we are used to. I imagine that's what America, Canada, Australia ...
... few days before going and were planning to have fanciest lunch here ever. Just when we arrived it didn't fascinate us as much as pictures did before. We just found a place in front of it and that was great! Ocean front restaurant with many nice people, very reasonable prices and with the view to the Rock. I realized it was not nice to leave reservation at Rock so had to call and cancel it and to tell that we can't manage to get there on time.. While on mean time we were just in front ...
... es Salaam and they decided to take a few days off. We were so happy to meet. They turned out to be a great company and we spent with them all three days in Zanzibar Stone Town.
We managed to find quite a cheap accommodation in the city center. The place was called Flamingo Guest House and we paid USD 14 per person and per night for a double bedroom with shared bathroom, breakfast was included.
Since all of us were really hungry we had just a quick shower ...