Giant Tortoises on Changuu Island, Zanzibar: Taking it Slow

Giant Tortoises on Changuu Island

Weekend Traveller Series Giant Tortoises on Changuu Island They may be slow, but the Giant Tortoise,  (Geochelone gigantea), has seen more history than we can ever imagine.  These tortoises can live to be one hundred years old.  During the 1930’s to 40’s, these beautiful creatures were used for “sport”  in races.  Imagine sitting on the backs of these […]

Celebrating International Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, known affectionately as Madiba,  has  taken his place with his ancestors. They  waited with pride for him. A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, he was a proud warrior and a great Chief. He was the Father of a democratic nation.  When Madiba toured North America after his release from prison in 1990, there was […]

Turtles of Mnarani, Zanzibar -Swimming Along Nicely

Heading for another stretch of beautiful beach on the Zanzibar coast, the white sand is blinding. In the distance another Pier is being constructed. New resorts are going up quickly, so the landscape is continually changing. This is a challenge for one of the area’s vulnerable inhabitants: the sea turtles. Turtles have been known to end up as the […]