It was the day before we left to Nairobi, I has planned our whole stay and I knew we could not leave Zanzibar without visiting the rock. I had seen so much of it in pictures, it was about time I painted my own in the form of memories and of course physical photographs.
We drove down two hours or a bit more to get here. The drive was long and a little boring after a while. I kept myself busy counting sheep and recalling all the familiar areas I had seen online while researching Zanzibar. My boyfriend played some music and might have fallen asleep somewhere in between the ride. We had our reservation down for 12 and got there about half an hour later – thanks to me – you know ladies always keep the men waiting.
The Rock was exactly like what I had seen in pictures – beautiful beyond my imagination. Thinking back, I am so glad we got to experience it both at low and high tide. We got to the rock at low tide, so we were able to walk to the restaurant. After lunch at about 2, the tides were high and although we were still able to walk, unlike people who arrived much later, I opted to go back to shore in a boat.
To be honest, the food was not great and everything was quite pricey. However, the experience and views are breathtaking and that made up for the ride and even lunch I could have done without.
That being said, if you are not too keen on food – the ride is definitely worth it. On the other hand, what I do not know is if you can still hang about the restaurant without a reservation, seeing as it is a really small space and reservations are taken in advance.
I am so glad we got to experience this beauty and I am able to document every bit of it (past and present). I planned everything ahead, so I definitely knew what I wanted to wear for pictures. I figured light clothing would work best, due to the nature of the area. These pastel colours came in handy, especially my $10 h&m skirt I snagged right before I hopped on the plane to Lagos. How coincidental that my outfit also fit perfectly for my date 😉 There’s just something about coincidental events.
Camisole: Zara (Sold Out)
Skirt: H&M (Sold Out)
Sandals: Topshop (Old)