A bit more of Zanzibar
Trip Start Apr 01, 2008
25Trip End Sep 31, 2008
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We then made our way to Zanzibar on the ferry and met up with Sash and George, The Austrians. We had a fun few days in Stone Town wondering the streets, dodging the money-making Touts (the guys who try sell you just about anything and take you just about anywhere to try make a buck) and tasting more deliciously greasy food.
The team, now consisting of the Husteds, Dups's, the Austrians and Jerome and Denise, a couple we met at our lodge in Stone Town, squashed into one of the hair-raising dalla dallas and made our way north to Kendwa
The days at Kendwa were mostly spent relaxing, reading, strolling along the beach and snorkeling while the evenings were spent playing beach volley ball and exploring the many restaurants set up on the beach. The highlight was definitely the snorkeling trip to Mnemba which consisted of a 2 hour bumpy boat ride to the island during which we saw dolphins, turtles, a whale shark, which came right next to our boat, and Franci caught 2 beaut fish! We then spent a good while exploring the untouched coral reef, snorkeling through turquoise blue water with millions of absolutely beautiful tropical fish!!! The day was ended off with delicious lunch, consisting of fresh fish, more chipati's and fruit served to us on a deserted beach.
After a good few days in Zanzibar we made our way back to Dar on the overnight ferry, spent a few more days in Dar on South Beach and then made the big journey back to Mwanza by train. One would have thought that this time we were prepared for the trip and knew what we were in for but somehow this journey seemed to be a whole lot worse on the way back, this time they managed to squash even more people in the passage and outside the toilet so that there were now 3 times the amount of people outside the cabins then inside
Just to let you know we did finally make it out of Tanzania and into Rwanda, a mere 2 and a half weeks after our first attempt to leave the country!!