October 23, 2014

Tanzania: Stone Town, Zanzibar (again)


We drove from Arusha to Marangu for an overnight at a beautiful hotel in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Most everyone upgraded to a room at the hotel and the remaining eight of us camped. Again. We camped on grass with multiple sleeping pads and no rain. It was the best night of camping so far.


The following day was a long drive to Dar Es Salaam where we camped at Kipepeo beach and went for a evening swim. It was a part of Dar Es Salaam that was completely out of the city and almost a beach resort. It was a wonderful surprise! 


{ Streets of Stone Town with Nicole and Jess }






{ Left to right: Jess, me, Nicole } 



After an early morning ferry to Zanzibar it was great to be back in Stone Town. I didn't even mind the mosque prayers five times a day this time, however, it was so humid and sticky. We checked into Safari Lodge which was arranged by Intrepid Travel. Although I would not stay here again (Flamigo Guest House is my favorite) the hot showers and big towels were greatly appreciated.

We had a free day in Stone Town, which was more then welcomed. With nowhere to be at a certain time Jess, Nicole (from Australia) and I spent the day exploring the small streets, shopping and watching the sunset. Zanzibar, I love you #vacationmode. 

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