Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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It is only 25 minutes driving from Pongwe to Matemwe, but the place is totally different. The beach here is one long white stretch, very nice as well. The little hotel is very nice and staff is very friendly. And the even have a happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (yes, you are allowed to start at 4:00 here, yayyy!!). So of course we are going to …
... of the church we were visiting.
During our visit to Stone Town, I never felt unsafe. The recent acid attacks played more on Genesta's mind and she opted to wear a headscarf while there. That said, we never felt any direct threat and interacted easily with Muslims, Hindus and Christians. At one point, while exploring the back streets, Genesta was even invited into a madrasa by the students' teacher.
... who want to sell you things and I got quite annoyed that they carry on hassling you even when you politely say no.
They will not leave you alone.
We visited the Spice Market which was really good.
In the evening we went for sunset drinks at the Africa Hotel overlooking the ocean and then went to the night market for food.
The people at the night market were really friendly and funny too.
I made some good ...
... Pangani in broken Swahili, he had a hopeful look on his face and showed me into a small back room of a merchants place where there was a man sitting on a stool. I indicated I wanted to go to Pangani and tried not to look like a lost hopeful backpacker who was ready to be fleeced for all he was worth. I received the international sign for take a seat and we can talk some more. This in fact turned out to be, take a seat and wait for someone who can speak your ...
Up early to go snorkelling with One Ocean again. Two dives on coral reef with lots of tropical fish. Found snorkelling more relaxing than scuba! Saw a cool camouflaged stone fish, a lion fish, shrimp, unicorn fish and many others. Afternoon on gorgeous paradise beach outside bungalows. Drinks ...