Travel Blogs from Nungwi
We couldn't wait until we got to our hotel – The Zanzibari. The hotel doesn’t actually have much of a beach as there’s a reef area in front of it but they had a little man-made beach area and had planted gorgeous tropical gardens all round so you felt like you were in a little piece of paradise. Unfortunately it was a little far …
... returned to the room a few hours later, he found me on the toilet (a few pounds lighter) where I would remain for most of the next few days.
We phoned the local doctor on the second day, when my symptoms worsened. The doctor's English was mostly passable and the medical care seemed rudimentary but okay (glass vials of medicine were opened by smashing the tips with a glass bottle over a garbage ...
A lie in !!!!
Breakfast at 7.30am
What's happening !!
We all met at reception and went on a tour of a Spice Plantation.
Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island.
I loved this tour.
You could just pick fruits from the trees and try them, Star Fruit, Jack Fruit, Oranges, Passion Fruit and loads of others.
We could also try various spices.
After the tour, we headed ...
... lucky in that we had a beautiful clear night, the stars were incredible. About an hour into the summit climb, the most beautiful moon popped up over the horizon. It took us about 6.5 hours to reach Stella Point (18,900 feet) and right on cue, we had sunrise.
We reached the Rooftop of Africa or Uhuru Peak at 7:45 am. It is still amazing to us that we actally summited Kili! We saw ...
Though perhaps it sounds like I've become a bit of a beach snob, I can pretty firmly say the beach here isn't quite as nice as down south. But when it's the place you eat, sleep and blog (work is a bit of a stretch) you end up as discriminating as the most aloof wine connoisseur. It's a little shorter, a little more seaweedy, with a few more touts hanging around being helpful and non-pestery (in opposite ...