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Travel Blogs from Zanzibar Archipelago
... adventure and water sports.
Tanzania is the perfect place to dive underwater as it has one of
the healthiest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, water temperature
averaging at 80ºF and the best visibility of East Africa of 30-40 meters
almost every day!
... I got a video as proof!
The most amazing part, was swimming with dolphins though!
I was ready at 6am, so someone picked me up with a motorcycle. We rode about 40minutes, in which we went through different temperatures. Somewhere along the way, I found it very hard to see, and I started wondering how the driver could see anything in this mist... that was until I took off my sunglasses and realized that it was my sunglasses that fogged up...
... in Tanzania if you get stuck in the mud in lion country, you must take your chances without assistance from anyone else. It took an extraordinary amount of persuasion before our safari guide would approach the first truck to see if the occupants were ok. When it transpired that they had been stranded since early morning (it was by then 5pm) without food or water, our guide simply started driving away. Further persuasion was needed to make him stop and offer ...
... 2 men from Guam.
The Thursday morning we had breakfast with the group at 6.30am, and the veteran overlanders showed us the ropes for washing up, packing up the truck and made us feel very welcome. It struck me at that moment it was going to take a while to pick up the names of the 25 new faces!
Once aboard the truck, we made our way to Zanzibar. Leaving the truck at the harbour, taking the short ferry across to the city as ...
Day 2 has arrived! Apparently the sun makes things much hotter.
I get up and saunter into the bathroom. The shower head doesn't work, but there's a tap on the wall at about thigh height. That was an interesting shower.
I get downstairs for breakfast, which is in the communal bit. The communal area has an office one end, and is then open but with a roof on, which extends to the end where there are benches lined up for everyone to eat ...