As I mentioned in my previous post, I was away for 10 days to Tanzania, hence the lack of updates on the blog for the last week. Although initially planned just as a beach trip to Zanzibar, following an awesome present that I got just before flying away, it also turned into a three day safari through Northern Tanzania (Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara). We were very lucky with what we spotted in the bush, seeing rhinos, lions, cheetahs and even a pack of hyenas chasing baby wildebeests, but more on that in some later posts.
The last day in Zanzibar saw us snorkeling at the Mnemba Atoll and as you can see from the photo below it was pretty much like snorkeling in a swimming pool. The visibility was close to 30m and towards the end of the snorkeling we got to experience something amazing. The captain of the boat rushed quickly to us to pick us up from the water mentioning that there were dolphins swimming close by. He steered the boat towards them and we grabbed our masks, jumped in the water and found ourselves in the middle of a pod of about 20 dolphins ranging from very young ones to adult 3 meters individuals. We had them just for ourselves for about 10 minutes and it truly was an incredible experience to have these mammals swim so close to us, seeing them play underwater and have them check us out by swimming straight at us. My only regret is that I didn’t have an underwater camera!