Blogs from Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa - page 8


Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi July 3rd 2007

A sad farewell to Mum and Dad left us with the realization that we had to seriously cut back our expenses and get back into the budget-backpacker way of travelling, not that we were living the high life, however the accomodation and amount of food was definitely on the better side with Judy and Colin. We both must have put on a few kilos. Thanks guys! A quick 1.5 hour bus ride to Moshi where we thought we would be enjoying a walk around town and get a great view of Kilimanjaro. Neither happened... Jarrod got bad food poisoning and was bed ridden for 2 days (lost the extra kgs gained) and it was clouded over, so no view of Kilimanjaro. Not only that, we read in the paper that the night previous 12 people ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi January 30th 2007

Kendwa beach, Kendwa Rock Hotel. J' arrive de plonger, et je suis fatiguer. La grosse question est:"Dois-je rester ou revenir sur le Main land=Dar es Salaam? Je suis bien je me sens bien et j' aime bien! Les choses se corses car je devrais changer de place pour coucher! Et cela ne me tente pas, apres je dois deplacer encore (deuxieme fois) mon vol d' avion pour le retour! Anyway it's will be well and Nicy. Louer un bateau pour une journee, all include (food, bouzz, plages (Tumbatu/island), snorkelling and "chamagne" = 400 usd$...Pour mes cinquante ans!!! Vous voyez le terrible dilemme????????? Ici Kendwa Rock est le paradis. Belle plage, bonne bouffe, staffs sympatiques...proximite du "dive shop", et nice women around the world! ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi October 13th 2006

We arrived at the port of Zanzibar, called Stone Town, with the usual hassle of hawkers trying to drag you into their guesthouses, but we were having none of it as we know where we were going. The whole 2km trip to Jambo's, we had about 10 guys following us, argueing between them, and eventually fighting once we were in our place! Quite a funny sight to watch! Stone town is buil up with narrow alleys and was used back in the days of the slave trade, where slaves were transported to Arab countries, and it still has a large Arab influence to it. An uneventful night passed, and the next day we headed up north to the beautiful beack of Kendwa. This place was awesome, and just what we had been looking for! Beautiful white ... read more
Stone Town Streets
Kendwa Beach - Northwest coast
Kendwa Beach - Northwest coast

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi September 18th 2006

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi August 17th 2006

At the moment I am by Lake Malawi (Kande Beach) after some hefty days of travelling. Lots has happened since my last blog and seeing as I didn't write much then I have a lot to tell you! We arrived on Zanzibar on the 8th August after spending one night by the beach in Dar es Salaam. It was a beautiful white sand beach with a cool campsite with hot showers - something of a luxury here. The ferry across to Zanzibar takes about 2 hours, during which about half the passengers become very sea sick and wonder why on earth they are putting themselves through this. It was very hot on the ferry and even though I dont get sea sick usually I felt terrible and spent most of the journey on the top deck ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi August 11th 2006

We left the ranch and after a much needed hot shower and a good night’s sleep we headed to Dar es Salaam by bus. We were hoping to make it to Dar to catch the last ferry over to Stonetown and we made it in time but the ferry was all sold out. Our cab driver told us he could get us there for about the same price by plane and it seemed too good to be true! After much debate and consulting of the Lonely Planet we decided to go for it. In the end we were happy to have made the decision because we made it to the airport and after a 20 minute flight we were in Stonetown. Zanzibar at last! We spent the night at Flamingo house and then headed first thing ... read more
Our hotel

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi August 10th 2006

Hello from a very sunny (but occasionally rainy!) Zanzibar! At the moment I'm on a beautiful white sand beach in the north of Zanzibar. Its gorgeous and everyone is having a good time. Went swimming with dolphins yesterday which was amazing....probably about 20 of them swimming beneath us. Tomorrow just chilling out and tghen going snorkelling on another island. Very little time again (African internet is quite shocking) so ill have to leave it there!xxxxxx... read more

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi June 7th 2006

Luckily we quickly found a truck complete with a great bunch of guys to take us from Cape Town up through Namibia, we decided to do things in style and armed with our pillows, duvet and large box of fine SA wine we set off....After shivering in Cape Town (see its not all beach weather you know!)we soon got to baking hot, barren and empty Namibia which really was like being on another planet. Our first major place was a the huge Fish River Canyon where after a stroll around we tucked into fine food and mugs of sherry! We ended up staying in the town where Brad and Angelina where having their baby, but we were disappointed that they didnt accept our offer of afternoon tea - some people hey? As we ventured north, out ... read more
Yeah baby yeah!
Sandboarding rocks!
Legless in the Tropics

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi December 8th 1998

Its time to hit some beaches... The fishing village of Nungwi straddles the Northern tip of Zanzibar and its shade is a welcome relief after the barren stretch of road that leads there. There are a number of local guest houses in the village and on the West side of the cape there is a number of guesthouses and a couple of loud bars. There are fine sandy beaches around the cape and excellent diving and game fishing off the coast. I would say this is one of the best beaches on Zanzibar, as there is no seaweed and the tide doesn't go out for miles... We stayed at Amaan Bungalows, close to the beach and nearest bars... so we were really using the next days to relax and relax... Snorkel gear was readily available (though, ... read more
Boat #2
Boat #3

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