“This place looks like it jumped straight off a postcard.”
This was Matt’s reaction after we checked into our beachfront lodging, walked out onto the white sand and gazed at the perfect turquoise water.
After our unbelievable 3-day safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, our group was given a short reprieve from setting up and taking down tents to relax and enjoy some (much needed) beach time on Zanzibar. We stayed for three nights on Nungwi beach and the sand and water were absolutely perfect!
The area has a great mix of relaxation spots during the day and restaurants and bars to visit in the evening. We enjoyed cold Safari and Kilimanjaro beers during the hot afternoons, followed by grilled Kingfish for dinner. It was just what the doctor ordered after eating our camping dinner meals for the last 10+ days.
Nungwi beach is so nice, even the local cows need to have a little fun in the sun. 🙂
After our three days on Nungwi passed, we headed back to Stone Town where our ferry would be picking us up to take us back to reality (and camping). We did get the chance to stay in Stone Town for one evening and walk around a bit. There is certainly some history in the town, but we unfortunately didn’t have enough time to really dig in and explore. I guess we’ll have to make a return trip, too bad. 🙂
And for those Queen fans out there, we were able to visit the official birthplace of Freddie Mercury. Impressive, I know.
Well, we will literally be off the grid for the next few days bush camping (wish me luck!) on our way down to Malawi. Two nights and almost three full days with no showers or bathroom…my worst nightmare has come true.