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Zanzibar – Our two week hiatus on the beach…

In our last post, we had just arrived at Kendwa Beach in the north west coast of Zanzibar, near Nungwi, having spent the morning looking around Stone Town.

Walking through this charming town, there are plenty of shops that cater for the Tourist...

Walking through charming Stone Town, there are plenty of shops and tours to select, that cater for the Tourist... Shop around for the best deal is our advice.

Meeting the host of Sunset Bar at The African House led to a personal invitation to meet her monkey....

Meeting the host of Sunset Bar at The African House led to a personal invitation to meet her monkey.... Its a little sykes monkey (relation to the vervet) and loved the interaction.

A little scared perhaps Damo?

A little scared perhaps Damo?

Once on the beach we were trying to decide if we would travel around the island or just stay put for two weeks. After talking to a few other travellers and seeing some pictures of other beaches on Zanzibar  we were (and still are) convinced that Kendwa beach was definitely the nicest beach of the island, so we decided to unpack and relax.

Kendwa Beach is stunning. The water is beautiful and you don't have to walk too far out to get submerged

Kendwa Beach is stunning. The water is beautiful and you don't have to walk too far out to be fully submerged

A great chill out zone on Kendwa Beach

A great chill out zone on Kendwa Beach....

Sunset - Our first night on Kendwa Beach and we decided we would stay for two weeks...

Sunset - Our first night on Kendwa Beach and we decided we would stay for two weeks...

So there is not a huge amount to say about this time other than it was a welcome rest from camping. We still had some company as a couple of our friends from the Overland Tour had also decided to stay – Marlene and Rainer from Austria and Barry and Holly from Ireland.

Dinner with our Austrian Buddies

Dinner with our Austrian Buddies

We have to say that the days went by quickly once we had reserved our lounge beds, eaten breakfast and then spent the entire day chilling out on the white sands and swimming in crystal blue waters. Occasionally we would have a game of volleyball. We also went for one scuba dive and then snorkeled a few times as well but that was about it.

Our morning started with Fresh Fruit and then Eggs and Toast.. It was good but after two weeks of the same.... WELL?

Our morning started with Fresh Fruit and then Eggs and Toast.. It was good but after two weeks of the same.... WELL?

When feeling energetic, we would play Volleyball...

When feeling energetic, we would play Volleyball... (Pete in action)

Mostly we just lay on this beautiful beach, reading, talking, snoozing and swimming when the heat got too much....

Mostly we just lay on this beautiful beach, reading, talking, snoozing and swimming when the heat got too much....

Really the only decision the 6 of us would make each day was which restaurant we should go to for dinner and what time we should meet.

At night the Resorts would occasionally have entertainment... This was an Acrobatic Show at Sunset Bungalows... but mostly it was this guy showing us how he was double-jointed just about everywhere....

At night the Resorts would occasionally have entertainment... This was an Acrobatic Show at Sunset Bungalows... but mostly it was this guy showing us how he was double-jointed just about everywhere....

Acrobatic locals including this albino dancer.

Acrobatic locals including this albino dancer.

Our time here felt completely indulgent but was just what we needed before boarding our 2nd Overland Safari.

Over two weeks we had the most perfect weather, no rain just clear skies, crystal blue waters and amazing sunsets...

Over two weeks we had the most perfect weather, no rain just clear skies, crystal blue waters and amazing sunsets...

We did also make our way back to Stone Town for a day to do the Spice Tour and it was well worth it. The tour takes place in the countryside about 30 minutes from town. Apart from spelling beautiful fresh lemongrass, cinnamon and nutmeg, you also get to sample some fresh tropical fruits and learn how the residents of Zanzibar uses these spices not only for cooking , but also for medicinal purposes and basic hygiene.

Drinking Coconut Milk that was collected by....

Drinking Coconut Milk that was collected by....

....This Tree Hopper....

....This Tree Hopper....

Hot Chilli....

Hot Chilli....

All sorts of Spices and many uses....

All sorts of Spices and many ways to use them....

With two days remaining before our next tour, we got back on the ferry and spent two days in Dar es Salaam making sure we had everything ready….

Farewell Zanzibar....

Farewell Zanzibar....

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  • Leonienolan

    Hi Guys,
    How did you ever leave this place!!! I want to go there now!!
    Leonie

  • Dave Cade

    Hey guys, if you get bored of Zanzibar, you should come join us in Madagascar!! Just don't scare off the mouse lemurs!

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