Samaki Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
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... hard to grasp the atrocities that were committed during the slave times and this really helped to put some perspective on it for us. Stonetown truly is a place of wonder and we thoroughly enjoyed it, I could seriously see coming back one day as it has captured our hearts for sure.
Sadly, our time on Zanzibar is over and we will be heading back to the mainland tomorrow. Our next stop is an exciting one as we enter the Serengeti home of the ...
We didn't start going to school yet because still waiting for volunteering permit visa. Nobody can understand why do we have to waste so much money on volunteer, but the thug is clear - we are like walking dollars for them here for sure. So, as we had plenty of time , first what we did was going to dolphins tour! And this was really great experience, though it was scary and I am sure my body produced a lot of adrenaline! First of all, the boat we went far to the ocean was just a ...
... is quite interesting though - apparently almost all types of fish are too expensive to serve to locals as all the hotels along the coast have standing orders with the fishermen to buy their catch at much higher prices. It seems to confirm something I'd thought about before - that it's better to haggle hard, otherwise you'll start an inflationary spiral that eventually puts goods out of reach for both budget travellers ...
... 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 ...
... a number of spice vendors interspersed between the other vendors, and their prices made it hard not to stop and purchase some fresh spices. In particular, saffron and vanilla were really really cheap. Whenever I see a recipe that requires saffron I just skip it because saffron is so expensive that I won't buy it. Now I have enough saffron for the next twenty years. After the market we went out to a spice plantation. It was quite nice. We got to see the different spice plants ...