Oasis of peace
Tanzania & Zanzibar, January 2023.
On January 9, 2023 we flew from Dusseldorf to Dar es Salaam with Qatar Air. The driver was waiting for us, the adventure could begin.
Over a distance of 1 km we already took more than 1 hour !! What a busy chaotic city, our hotel Mediterraneo was an oasis of calm on the beach, outside the busy center.
On day 2 we did a city tour and visited the National Museum, then on to our next destination: Selous Wilderness Camp, a 5-hour drive from Dar es Salaam.
The Camp can only be reached by boat, followed by a warm welcome with a nice drink and a cool towel.
Our tent is large and in the middle of the bush. The next day we set out to hopefully see a lot of wildlife in the Nyerere National Park.
We soon see giraffes, warthogs, lots of impalas, hippos, beautiful birds and monkeys. Unfortunately no elephants and lions..
Eating and sleeping in the camp is a true experience, no electricity at night and the sounds of the jungle in the background.
The boat safari on the last day was fun, with a beautiful sunset as the highlight.
After this adventure we leave with a small plane to Zanzibar, Stone Town is our next destination. Here we will of course visit the museum of Freddy Mercury, the Anglican church, this was the place where slaves were traded in the past. Very bizarre. With a boat we crossed to Prison Island where the largest colony of tortoises lives. Some are up to 150 kg. Very nice.
Then after a resort on the coast in Kizimkazi, beautiful views and a very quiet destination.
Finally, we spent a few days in Jambiani at the Fun Beach Resort, a wonderful place to end. The swimming pool right in front of the door and directly on the sea.
In Paje we did some quick shopping and visited the Seaweed Centre, an interesting project set up for women who get a chance to earn their own modest income here. Delicious products such as soap, massage oil and other wonderful care products are made from the seaweed. Everything 100% natural.
You can see the whole process during the tour, very nice trip and of course bought some stuff to support this beautiful project.
After a journey of 3 weeks tired and a bit brown back in the cold Holland.
Hermien and Helma
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