Good bye wild animals on the mainland.
Off to the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Some of the group, especially those from the northern hemisphere, are really looking forward to the R&R by the northern coast's sandy beaches. Yes, so am I but it is being able to wander around the winding alleys of old Stone Town and seeing a bit of the slave trade influence plus going on a Spice Tour that is also of interest to me.
First we had a hot (humid) night camping at Kipepeo Beach campsite. Then a 2 hour fast ferry trip over to Zanzibar and thank goodness no sea sickness.
PS One day I will label what these photos of the different spices are. Spices to me come in tiny packets from the supermarket and are not plants!
Tomorrow it's off to the northern sandy beaches, swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, R&R and more importantly several days not unpacking, pitching a tent and staying in a real bed = LUXURY!
Spices don't come in packets but are grown
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Stone Town, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania