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 […]

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 […]

Coastal Fishing Includes Women – Zanzibar

Lulled by the sound of wistful waves, and the hypnotizing serenity of dhows sailing in the distance as they move swiftly  across the bluest of the blue Indian ocean. You would be forgiven for thinking that you had gone into a trance. The unbearable heat of the midday sun, catches only those uninitiated in the siesta ritual of the locals, who […]