Zanzibar Serena Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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What a wonderful send off from the Serena Serengeti with our champagne bush breakfast overlooking the plains. Native dancing and music accompanied us before we departed for the Senorana Airstrip. We said goodbye to the group headed to Amsterdam by way of the Kilimanjaro International Airport and waited for our little plane for our 45 minute flight …
... where we would technically enter Zanzibar, passport stamp and all.
The ferry ride was roughly 2 hours on the Indian Ocean once again, the ride went quickly without much to see. When we arrived at the island the first thing you see is the wonderful Stonetown. The town was built using mainly stone and coral for construction materials and was used as a centre of the slave and spice trade during the 1800's. the history, culture and twisting ...
... Actually all of them has, because it is tradition. For example mama's parents comes to visit her from main land. They are not allowed to stay in her house while visiting! The tradition says that it is very bad to stay with married kid's family and in their house. Who could ever think :) ??? Also it is not really allowed for man and woman to be in one room. Wen Margo's mama was visiting her here in Zanzibar she came to this green house for the lunch. And ...
... once white paint or grey concrete is now blackened with age. Walls that are sagging and tilting and looking ready to fall over are propped up with long wooden poles. Staircases are rickety. Door frames are rotting. Paint is peeling. Stone work is crumbling. All this, in the most spectacular way. The detail in the carved wooden doors, the beauty of the brooky lace, the decorative wood worked panels and the intricacy of the metal work all make for such a lot to absorb and too ...
... floating in it and candles lit everywhere and a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for us. Some exceptional touches here at this exceptional resort. We were practically the only guests the last two days....only two couples here in the entire place.
Today we are off to Johannesburg....onto Zimbabwe and the elephant camp for the next four nights. Stay tuned for more...
Marta and Steve