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Zanzibar Part 3 – Norhtern Nungwi and Eastern Paje

We want to explore as much of the island as possible, so we jump in a local transport truck and venture to Nungwi, in the extreme North. This is beach paradise, and it’s easy to love. There are plenty of people from all over the world loving life on the beach, and tons of activities on offer.

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Everyone else was doing it, so I wanted to join the fun!

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On he beach in Nungwi

One morning we jump on a boat to go snorkeling at a nearby island that is a nature reserve. On the way we spot a huge pod of dolphins, and so we jump into the water repeatedly to check them out. I’m impressed how fast they can swim, and twice they surface all around me – a surreal experience. The snorkeling is fantastic, and we reward ourselves with an afternoon relaxing on the beach.

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Em on the boat out to the dolphins

We use the local transport to move back down to Stonetown, then across to the far eastern side of the island at Paje. Here we rent a scooter for a day and zip all over. Highlights are the multiple beaches, and when a Policeman tries to bribe us for not both wearing helmets. He holds onto my license while I push the scooter all the way back into town. Here the rental guy rolls his eyes and jumps on the scooter to go and get my license back. I notice he is not wearing a helmet, though he returns in less than five minutes and says everything is fine and that I should continue riding it. OK.

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On the scorching hot beach in Paje in the East

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This guy was getting the creatures out of these beautiful shells

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Playing with a local girl

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The Rock Restaurant in Paje – they almost wouldn’t let me in with my beard and hair, and the prices were astronomical!

We finish up our stay with a visit to Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, home of the native red Colobus Monkey. These guys are extremely unique – unlike anything I have seen before. They are obviously used to people staring at them, and are not skittish in the least. The whole tour through the National Park is great, and a nice way to end our time on the island.

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These little guys are the Red Colobus Monkey, native to Zanzibar and now protected

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Red Colobus Monkey being all majestic

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…and lazy too

For anyone thinking about it, do not miss a trip out to Zanzibar – it really is tropical paradise!

-Dan

All photos in this post taken by Emily – www.emilysheff.com

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