Sazani Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Nungwi
Nungwi Beach is located at the northern tip of Zanzibar and is best known for its beaches, diving and dhow building. I was surprised at how developed the area was with upscale hotels, restaurants and numerous dive centers. We only spent about 1.5 days in Nungwi, but it was perfect to hang by the beach and get a couple of dives in.
Originally Chris and I didn't have an exact plan, but were thinking ...
... with the whole lack of planning permission and general awareness of how to build tastefully. But eventually we make it over to a very fancy looking resort and position our weary/dirty behinds on the fancy looking sunloungers. Only to be escorted off the premises mere moments later by security guards who seemed to be able to instinctively tell that we weren't quite the sort of tourist they catered to. While it may have been a teensy bit humiliating walking ...
... and they taught Mike Swahili words while we road such as counting, and some other words that I can't really remember. All I know is that "hakuna matata" means no problem, "rafiki" means friend, and "asante" is thank you. Asante Lion King for making me remember these words.
This post is long because Mike the cappuccino, as he is affectionately called by our receptionists ...
... on a spice tour to learn more about the industry. First, we went to the central market in Stone Town. It was really beautiful. There were people throwing around huge fresh fish that they had just caught, butchers lined up with fresh cows hanging upside down, and fruit and vegetable vendors sitting on their tables with their knees up, chatting with each other. As we wandered around the market our senses were met with a colourful combination of smells, sights, and sounds. There ...
... and for only $1 USD we went back for seconds as well as the sweet version made up of nutella, banana and condensed milk. We also tried fresh palm sugar juice with a dash of lemon and ginger, and although it was too sweet for some of our friends, I loved it. Day two in Zanzibar saw a visit to the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral which stands directly on the site that was formerly the worlds last open slave market where men, women and children from East and Central Africa regions ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet