We after our amazing Safari in Tanzania we took a trip over to Zanzibar. It is located about 70km off the coast Dar es Salaam, and an absolutely stunning island of Tanzania. We were suppose to go to Zanzibar by taking a bus from Arusha back to Dar es Salaam, and then a ferry over to the island, but decided to buy flights last minute. Our bus trip to Arusha was suppose to be 8 or 9 hours and turned into 16, and we just did not want to re-do that trip again. We also did not want to lose another day of vacation so we took a short flight from Arusha right to Stone Town (main city on Zanzibar). We spent one night in Stone Town, it is a great town and lots of fun just to wonder around getting lost in all the streets. At night time the city livens up with their evening food markets and beach front cafes. There is also a large influence from the Omani's in Stone Town (well Zanzibar in general) and so it was interesting to see the Arab influence mixed in with the beach/Rastafarian lifestyle. Here are some pictures of Stone Town, then a few of the different beaches/beach towns that we went to...
The high court in Stone Town. I personally loved the building
Here is the Arab influence coming out... this style of door was everywhere
Main event in the evening for the locals
Many dives landed in belly flops
Evening food market... I could of spent hours here just watching it all happen
Getting sugar cane juice freshly made
Walking down all the small streets, getting lost a lot
Our sugar cane juice
Can't say that I tried much of the food, but what I did have tasted great!
The little extras that make me smile. Not sure what this says...
Visiting with a friend who was also staying in Nungwi during the holidays
Not a bad place to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at :)
At a different beach now... Kendwa, another great spot of the island
We are learning how to relax... I think that we did a good job, only took a few days to figure out how to do "nothing"
One of our many walks along the beach
Off for a day of snorkeling
reaching the coral reef
Ouch... I just got stung by a jelly fish :(
What we love to do best, jump of boats into water :)
Lots of fish... especially zebra fish
And that it about it for our time in Tanzania...