Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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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 …
... running out of time since they had to take a ferry back to Dar es Salaam at 12.30, however, there was still one place calling our attention, Old Slave Market, which used to be run on the site of today´s Cathedral of Christ (Zanzibar Anglican church). After paying the entrance fee of TZS 6,000 per person we were also allowed to visit the Slave Chambers located in a building across the courtyard (today´s St. Monica´s Hotel).
The slave trade was initiated in Zanzibar ...
... I was in luck and after only fifteen minutes a slightly sleepy Captain was raised from his slumber to act as my interpreter. I then found out I could not get to Pangani but they could do Mykweba. Now this place didn't even register on the lonely planet map let alone give any idea on what options I might have there. So in short it was perfect. We then started on price, they at first suggested $40,000 to which I replied $5,000 which they were a bit shocked with but ...
... and crabs. I saw sea cucumbers too! And big ones! I saw anemones and urchins and sea fans. When I first jumped in, I started cracking up because the very first thing I saw was a tiny little shrimp swimming toward the surface and he looks just like Jacques from Finding Nemo. It was perfect. Some of the coral had even grown high enough to the surface that was able to touch it. I tried to dive a few times to see if I could find an octopus but the pressure really really gets ...
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 ...