Spontaneous plans are always the best.
This Easter we hadn’t really planned a trip. A wasn’t sure if he’d be working over the break and didn’t want to prebook. Easter isn’t much of a long holiday in Asia but here in Tanzania, we had a four day long break. Baby was also off from school for ten days which was making me jittery. Entertaining a two year old all day for ten days is quite a feat and all mums will agree with me.
So Two days before A started researching safari options. Ngorongoro or the Serengeti or both. But since it was a high cost option and I was especially adamant that it should be a well planned once in a lifetime trip, much to A’s dismay, we (read: I) decided to push it down to another time.
Thursday night A came back from work and I showed him the South beach and Bagamoyo options I had found. Easter is a busy time, most resorts are fully booked. Zanzibar had been on high security alert for the past few weeks and A’s company had advised all employees to stay away unless absolutely necessary. But A revealed that the elections were over and done with and a lot of his colleagues were travelling to zanzibar for the break. When we looked at the hotels most were fully booked and were showing last minute deals. It was a no brainer therefore. Zanzibar it is.
The last time we went to zanzibar in july 2015 we stayed at the hideaway of nungwi, which is the northern coast and has arguably the best beaches. The resort was a dream. This time we were lucky to find a nights booking at the Residence at Kizimkazi , the south coast. They were fully booked for the rest of the days so we chose the nearby fruit and spice for Saturday night. And Sunday night we booked at white sands luxury villas at paje, the east coast. We booked white sands on Saturday night so it was as last minute as last minute can be!
Got back yesterday with beautiful memories, golden tans and a host of photographs ( although not as many as we would’ve liked to take and mostly phone ones but juggling a two year old, a camera or phone and the beach can be tricky business). We decided to enjoy the moment and not have to worry about safeguarding devices. Parental choices!
Will post some soon xx