And come to this place. This place is nothing for people who need 5 star anonimity or who need aa hair dryer:-).
This place is for people who are looking for their private Island, with white beaches, green mangroves and peaceful co- living with the nature. The 12 bandas ( swahili traditional houses) with 2- stories face all the sea, where you can stay the whole day in the outsite matress, which moves slowly with the wind and watch the village fishermen pass by in their beautiful old fashioned dhaws.
Observe the funny crabs on the beach who franticaly digg holes in the sand at low tide, then vanishing in the water during high tide. Fall asleep in the night with the gentle sound of the sea, receiding back and forward. Go for a stroll on the beach, maybe Mino the friendly island dog accompanies you.
Hungry or thirsty? Go through the mangroves jungle and arrive to the main and spacious Restaurant banda, with its very friendly tanzanian staff. Cold drinks are served all day, the lunch at 1 pm and at 8 pm the dinner. Inbetween you can order all what you fancy at good prices. The food is very very good, a good mix of european and tanzanian food. A creative mind makes it look beautiful everyday.
If you feel like a refreshment you can also take a plunge in the swimming pool, and talk to the very welcoming host- luc. A belgian man who has huge knowledge about africa and the culture. Ask him about safaris! Or meet his beautiful birds he keeps.
Fancy some sport? How about doing some stand up paddeling or Kajak through the mangroves? Stand up paddeling is the ideal sport to do there, it calms you even more, the water is not to deep and the waves are very small. Like this you can easily take a tour around the island, and do something for your abdomens:-)
In the evening if you are lucky, they serve you the food at the beach, and you sit in awe underneath the natural ceiling of the sky with its millions nor billions of stars, you never knew existed.
And then you leave one day and you look back and are so happy that you found such a place, because it really made you slow down, rethink things and you realized what is important to you. It is worth every Penny! But not everybody has the ability to see that;-) or is ready to slow down.
Asante sana @ luc and the team! ( elke )
- Also Known As:
- Lazy Lagoon Bagamoyo