Zanzibar retreat

It is only a month since we left Slovenia, but we already need some down time. In these past weeks we experienced so many things that we need some time to look back, take it all in and refresh. We were waking up in the early mornings to start our game drives or to get from A to B in a good time, to numerous touts following us trying to sell us nick nacks - which can be tiring. It feels like we are on the road for ages as we already have so many memories gathered in so little time.

We decided to have a break as soon as our safari ends. It happened that it ended with 4 nights on a Zanzibar island, spending two in Stone town and another two nights on the northern village called Nungwi. It was sad to say goodbyes, but all good things come to an end. Nungwi was extremely nice place, with beachfront hotel that also has a pool and numerous bars and restaurants. But  we can not afford to stay there for another week, so we placed ourselves in a small hostel on the east part of the island. It is very nice place, with an unbelievable Rastafarian influence. The only downside is, that we have to eat at the hostel as there is no kitchen and the first village with street food is about and hour and a half walk each way (if the tide is out). But overall it is still cheap, although for Zanzibar it is definitely a higher budget than for the mainland. For a meal (per person) we would spend around 10.000 Tanzanian shillings (approx. 6 USD).

Nungwi beach, Zanzibar

Nungwi beach, Zanzibar

We will stay here for a while before heading back into the mainland of Tanzania.