Photo Essay: The jaw-dropping tropical Zanzibar!

Normally I write instead of stay quiet but today I’m going to do the latter so I can let the beauty of Zanzibar speak for itself; you’re welcome πŸ™‚

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The local children were pretty curious to see a bunch of white people in the guesthouse to came over to stare at us, play amongst themselves and giggle with us; they were very cute and loved seeing the photos that we had taken πŸ™‚

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This church just outside Stone Town is built on top of the old slave market (which you can visit) and is a testament to both gorgeous architecture and the hideous trade which used to take place here. Β The church was built on the old slave ‘living quarters’ so that the island of Zanzibar could learn to try and forgive the negative past and look forward to a positive future.P1020596

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A monument outside of the church stands there to remind everyone of their history and how they have moved forward.
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Want to know how you get fresh coconuts? Β Stand away from tree, let this guy do the climbing and don’t get hit by falling coconuts! πŸ˜€

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A couple of the local children decided it was time to get some fish!

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A short but powerful storm decided to create a bit of a sandstorm and churn up the waters before I went for my dive!P1020691

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Sunset falls on the last day of my time in Zanzibar – such a beautiful country!

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19 comments

  1. Fab photos – the beaches look amazing! One day I will make it to Zanzibar!

  2. Get photos Toni! Its never been a place high on our “list” but I think it just moved up a few spots!

    I am a big beach person and the beach in these photos looks stunning!

    Thanks for giving me inspiration to put Zanzibar higher on the list!

  3. How very beautiful and atmospheric. I love that first pic and felt moved seeing the stone shackled slaves.xxxxx

  4. Awesome shots Toni. For a second, I thought the guy on the palm tree was some sort of statue jammed through it lol.

  5. you can’t beat some good palm trees, blue waters and white beaches to get the travel bug going!
    Another for my to do list me thinks…!

  6. Lizzie – you really should; it’s an incredible place! πŸ™‚

  7. Suitcase Stories – I really didn’t know anything before I went to Zanzibar but I’m definitely glad to say that I’ve been there now! So amazing and it really should go on your bucket list πŸ˜€

  8. Snowbird – it was very moving when I was stood in front of the slave memorial; horrible to think that people were held like this but thankfully the church they built is so beautiful you feel the positivity now!

  9. Scarlett – aww thanks lovely; it was an amazing place! πŸ™‚ x

  10. DJ – lol. The palm tree guy was awesome – he climbed it so quickly we couldn’t believe it and it was obvious he enjoyed doing it; he couldn’t stop smiling πŸ™‚

  11. Chris – hell yes it should be on your bucket list! The diving is great and the scenery? Talk about camera porn! πŸ˜‰

  12. Love the photos – makes me want to visit even more πŸ™‚

  13. Wow, I don’t consider myself a beach person but that looks great!

  14. Jodie – It really is a gorgeous little island worth a visit πŸ™‚

  15. Aryn – there’s nothing quite like the sand between your toes on a beach that gorgeous, trust me πŸ˜€

  16. Love the picture of the kids. And the blue blue water. And the amazing sunset.

    Pretty much all of it πŸ™‚

  17. Erik – if you like the pictures, you would adore the country; so much variety πŸ™‚

  18. Gorgeous beach shots. I’m jealous of you all over again. Ass.