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I was chatting with my cousin a couple of days ago when she asked me, “You are not tired of water yet? Don’t you like live by the ocean?", after I had told her just how much I enjoy the view of Lake Victoria from this lovely B & B in Kampala.
I understood where she was coming from—she’s not the first person to ask me this—but the truth is: no, I don’t tire of water. As I responded to her then, “Lakes are so different from the ocean. Oceans differ from each other."
What is constant about most bodies of water for me, though, is that they bring me a relaxing calm, taking away any stress and reminding me of my place in the grand scheme of the universe.
One place you can clearly see how much I LOVE to be around water is my Instagram gallery.
From the pictures I post there, you can clearly see that I love relaxing by water, being in water, and oh my gosh, do I love eating from the bounty of the sea!
So, dear reader, as I share with you some of the best recent pictures from my Instagram gallery, I hope you get some ideas about where you, too, can enjoy amazing East African water environments and, of course, partake in the delicious food these waters have to offer.
READ ALSO: Accommodation Guide for East Africa & Beyond
No. 11: Salmiya Place, Nairobi, Kenya
No.10: Mahaba Beach, Ununio, Dar es Salaam
Afternoon things at Mahaba Beach, Ununio, Dar es Salaam. #NoFilter
No. 9: Sailing to Mbudya in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Go to bit.ly/19Photos for more pictures and videos taken on recent visits to Mbudya.
No. 8: Quesadillas at Veranda Tapas Bar, Dar es Salaam
Do you see that couscous salad on the left?
I was so looking forward to it, but by the time I was ready to get around to it, it was gone.
Nada. Pe. Gone!? Completely gobbled up by those I was dining with.
No. 7: Chillaxing on Mbudya Island
Mbudya Island…pristine, unadulterated, and unadorned. Mbudya is one of the two more popular islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve system. It makes for a very easy and inexpensive day trip from Dar es Salaam.
Go to bit.ly/19Photos for more pictures and videos taken while visiting the amazing island of Mbudya.
No. 6: Sunset at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya
No. 5: The Catholic Cathedral in Stone Town, Zanzibar (A Place to Visit on a Last Minute Trip to Sansibar/Zanzibar)
St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Coming to think of it, I have never actually been inside this Cathedral though I have passed outside it many, many times. Note to self: enter St. Joseph’s Cathedral the next time you are in Zanzibar.
Go to bit.ly/ZanzibarTips for my best tips on what to do when you are visiting the magical island of Zanzibar.
No. 4: Lunch at Mahaba Beach in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
No. 3: Sailing to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park & Reserve, Kenya
#ThrowbackThursday…where was I headed? To snorkel at the GORGEOUS Kisite Island in Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park & Reserve off the coast of Kenya courtesy of KWS. One of the BEST water experiences of my life!
Go to bit.ly/Kisite and I will tell you all about it.
Moment captured by John Alogo
No. 2: Lunch at Mahaba Beach in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
No. 1: Venturing into the Ocean in Zanzibar (Things to Do on a Last Minute Trip to Sansibar)
Go to bit.ly/FoodAndTravelEA for more stunning pictures taken in Matemwe and Zanzibar.
Moment captured by @RacinesCreations. (Wink, wink, @RacinesCreations …😂😁🤣)
Well, there you go.
Lots of water moments, indeed, and a couple of other non-water pictures thrown in for good measure.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures. If so, let me know in a comment below.
Until the next time,
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Photo Credits: Meiers Weltreisen