Ultimate Africa: Kenya

We spent some time at Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. Rest of the time was spent on the road driving either from Tanzania or to Uganda. In between though I got to spend a couple of days in Nairobi. Here I visited the Elephant orphanage which was one of the best experiences in Kenya. First the Lakes. We went to Lake Nakuru before we headed to Uganda and to Lake Naivasha after we headed back from Uganda. Both Lakes are extremely picturesque and scenic. At Lake Naivasha we did a game drive where we spotted some Rhinos. At Lake Nakuru, … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Kenya

Ultimate Africa: Tanzania Part 2

As previously mentioned, Stonetown is a conservative town in Zanzibar with a Muslim majority. This influence has been around since the times of the Omani royalty. There is, however, a dark side to Stone town. Stonetown was the hub of East African Slavery trade. Slaves were brought here from many parts of East Africa, sometimes forcibly, sometimes in cooperation with local tribes before they were auctioned to the highest bidder. The slave trade was controlled by the Arabs: something I didn’t know till I spent time in the Slavery musuem. It is a definite must visit place. A definite eye … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Tanzania Part 2

Ultimate Africa: Tanzania Part 1

After a few days in Malawi, we headed to Tanzania to experience three highlights: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar. This update is about Zanzibar and the beaches. Zanzibar, as you are probably aware ┬áis an island off the coast of Tanzania. What you probably dont know and I didnt either is that Zanzibar is autonomous to Tanzania. Having a Muslim majority, Zanzibar, especially in Stonetown, is very conservative and this applies to the way one dresses in the town. Zanzibar, though, has beautiful beaches: pristine, white sandy beaches and this was our first introduction to Zanzibar. We stayed at a … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Tanzania Part 1