The Three Sunrises
Trip Start Dec 15, 2009
92Trip End Aug 27, 2010
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The only certainty for Zanzibar was our first night’s accommodation and so we made our way to the Clove Hotel hoping that they could give us some advice on where else to go on the island. Lisette (the Clove owner) suggested Kendwa would be good for the kids and so we took her advice, did a spot of internet research on recommended hotels and hopped into a taxi. Kendwa is just below the northern tip of the island, has beautiful white sand beaches and unlike at many of the beaches on Zanzibar you don’t have to wait for high tide to be able to swim. The village and beach are about 2km off of the main road along a bumpy dirt track. The taxi bumped and crawled its way down to the string of resorts and after checking out a few, we settled on Duniani Lodge; a small place with only five bungalows, a good bar/restaurant, lots of bandas and a great location. Having dumped our bags in our room, we quickly donned swimwear and made our way down to the beach in time for sunset and as the kids played in the sand, we sat beneath a banda supping happy hour beers, watching the dhows as the sun dipped below the horizon while chatting with a couple of Maasai warriors – does life get any better than this?
Time flies when you’re having fun and the three days at Duniani seemed to fly by; we really didn’t do very much other than play on the beach, eat, drink, sleep, and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets
The kids had great fun playing on the beach, building Maasai villages from sand, finding shells and following hermit crab trails. As a family we probably relaxed more in our three days in Kendwa than at any other time during this trip. Everyone was a little sad to leave Kendwa, but as our next destination was back to vibrant Stone Town we went happily on our way….