Samaki Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
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... and Pier freshened up Jacqui and I went to Africa House for sunset drinks as Jacqui had missed out last time we went there. Sunset was a bit of a fizzer and the place was packed with Italian and Spanish package tourists! They're all over the place. Apparently they have three direct flights from Italy a week. We then wandered down along the sea front where they have a food market every night. The touts are out in force to get you to order from them. ...
Washing. The traveller's curse. Here a single item of clothing costs 50p if you want someone to scrub out the road dust for you. As you can buy t-shirts from local stalls for about half the price (thank you oxfam charity clothes drives, you're doing really useful work!) I'm forced (due to my natural cheapskatedness) to the old standby of the sink and a bar of yellowish soap. It's not what you could call 100% effective, but after ...
... in different outfits and just keet repeating this process. It was really entertaining. After them, a Michael Jackson impersonator comes on to dance to a few songs, then this other group of dancers comes on to finish the entertainment. I don't have my camera so it's hard to explain, but first they seem to be quite scary demon things, then do some Diversity-style dancing, then go to get changed and come out to do some breakdancing. It was SO good. Kim and I wander onto the beach to look ...
... the mainland. Arabs have greatly influenced the mainland coast and Zanzibar for much of the past 1000 years. The sultans of Oman took the island after an interlude of Portuguese control in the 16th century and trade flourished once again under the Arabs, including the horrific East African slave trade. Germany was a late comer in the European parade of colonial powers, and Tanganyika was the name of the mainland ...
... to what was to come.
The following morning we head to the ferry terminal in Dar Es Salam for out 9:30 ferry to
paradise. A couple of short hours later we are docking in Stone Town a magical city at the southern end of the island.
Stone Town is one of those places that immediately draws you in unlike most African cities this
place has charm. Its winding alleys beg you to get lost, the women in their traditional ...