Sshh… The Most Beautiful Beach I’ve Set Foot on Is Zanzibar’s Best Kept Secret.

The Shooting Star

I take off my slippers, feel gently the white sand beneath my feet

Is Pwani Mchangani a beach? Seems more like where heaven and earth meet.

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A thousand shades of blue shimmer in my eyes

When other waters I described as magical blue, it feels like I lied.

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Men with sun-darkened faces and hats pedal by

“Hakuna Matata” is their mantra and the way they say hi!

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My East Africa trip didn’t go as I had hoped

To go on safari in Kenya or Tanzania, I was too broke.

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But the surprises began when I saw Mt Kilimanjaro from my flight

And on Pwani Mchangani, I met the famous Masai tribe.

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They speak English, carry cell phones, even go by an Italian name

It wasn’t the culture I imagined, but it is real life all the same.

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We all move and search for an easier means to live

And for these Masai folk, tourism on Zanzibar’s beaches gives.

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At low tide, we…

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