Zanzibar, a perfect escape from the bustling streets of Cairo.
A group of my favorite people and I set out to explore Stone Town’s white sandy beaches. A serene terrain lined with coconut trees and gentle waves hugging the shoreline.
The people are as dazzling as the crystal clear waters. Care free, singing ‘Hakuna Matata,’ I was transported to my four-year-old self dancing along the anthem of Lion King. Soaking this vibrance up, it’s hard not to think that happier people live by the sea.
We took a short journey to Prison Island, home to around one hundred giant Aldabra tortoises. We met this majestic fella roaming peacefully and couldn’t help but fall in love!
It was a bumpy ride back to Stone Town, but this only seemed to encourage more singing, and who are we to stop that? Worry-free, we sang along the catchy beat of Jambo Bwana, occasionally joining in dance.
Written by: Salma Madwar
- Where we stayed: Tembo Hotel Stone Town, Kendwa Rocks Resort
- The Rock Restaurant: Order The Rock Special.