The last stop on our trip was Zanzibar. And let me tell you, there is no place on earth like it. We got to the island relatively late at night and once we got to our hotel and settled, made our way to dinner. Oh my gosh. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe our experience. We had the catch of the day, taken literally from the ocean of which we were dining at the edge. Man. I will have dreams about that food for the rest of my life.
I guess now would be a good time to tell you where we stayed – The Blue Reef Sport Fishing Lodge Zanzibar. Run by the nicest, most wonderful people, I highly recommend staying there. Heck, if they would have let me, I would have stayed forever. They were having a water supply and electricity supply problem when we were staying there, nothing that was their fault at all. From what I understand, the city decides the amount of both that is supplied to people and they were having trouble getting the appropriate amount of both. Even with infrequent showers, I couldn’t have been happier.
We went fishing, snorkeling, and dolphin watching. For the fishing and the snorkeling, we got to take a traditional sailing boat out with the nicest guide – Jean Bossert. He taught us how to troll – which is where you drag your line with lures or baitfish through the water behind a boat. I caught a few fish … always exciting! It was paradise. The water was warm and clear, the company great, and I just had the time of my life.
I mean when you wake up and get to run on the beach every morning, read and doze in the sunshine, and eat amazing food, you are doing pretty good in life. To cap it off, the sunrise every morning was something out of a movie … it didn’t seem like something that could occur in nature and yet it greeted us every morning. Am I making this sound too good to be true? Because I am not going far enough then, it IS too good to be true. Like when you are there you just constantly pinch yourself.
ANYWAY, I would definitely suggest the fishing and the snorkeling (if that is your thing). The dolphin watching wasn’t my favorite activity and when I go back (because I can’t live my life without going again at some point) I will probably do some stand up paddle boarding and scuba diving instead.
It was the perfect way to end an amazing adventure. One that I would do again in a heartbeat.