Zanzibar Zing

For us Zanzibar was the opportunity to have some R&R off the bikes doing something totally different. So Floyd, Jo and I chose to use the week off to hone our scuba skills. Why not – with a sea temperature of 26 degrees it sure beats the hell out of learning down on the south coast of Wellington in 11 degrees!

So we’ve ended the week with our PADI Scuba Advanced after a great succession of days out on the reefs around Zanzibar town with Sufi, Kendra and the team from Bahari Divers. If you ever come to Zanzibar I’d recommend you just stay in Stonetown, access the nautical paradise that is its offshore islands and the colourful local life and great food that is the heart of this tourist centre. Bahari Divers is a great team with whom to go diving – totally relaxed yet led by Divemaster Sufi Makame you always know you’re in safe hands – and the shipwreck dives are a must!

Now back to motorcycle reality – to Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti

3 Responses to Zanzibar Zing

  1. MOD August 19, 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    Stonetown sounds like paradise lost. Fabulous. This World Vision thing is hilarious – clearly someone knicker elastic is too tight. Talking of which, how about convincing Dave to do a post – one of his “state of the nation” jobs about observations on how the bikes are doing, and comparing the toll on the bikes with earlier rides? Love to your two redheaded travellers.

  2. Pan August 21, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    Hey, great reading your blog. I still miss life in Tanzania! Yep, stay in Stonetown and travel out from there is what I always did. You’ll love the Serengeti, it and Tarangire my favourite parks. I lived 3yrs near Babati, 2yrs in Arusha and 3 at West Kilimanjaro. Fantastic trailriding to be had off the beaten track but your bikes rather clumsy for much of that, and your schedule too tight too no doubt. Ride safe. Cheers, A Kiwi

  3. Charlie August 30, 2007 at 1:18 pm #

    Even though over a decade has passed since our own experiences in Africa it is gratifying to see that little has changed and that the colour of Zanzibar, the Serengeti and African life in general is there for all to taste. Some of your photos look that like they have come from our own albums. Safe journeys.

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