|White sands and warm water...|
It's only about 20km from the centre of Dar, but you need to cross the harbour mouth with a ferry, something that can take almost 2 hours if you catch it at the wrong time. But that's if you're queueing with a car - we decided to just grab a taxi from home to the ferry, cross and then grab a taxi on the other side to our favourite spot - Kipepeo Beach Resort.
Good timing (the ferry was about to leave just as we arrived) and we were booking into Kipepeo in no time.
We like this place best because it's a lot more chilled out than some of the neighbouring resorts. Instead of big concrete hotels on the beach and loud music blaring, the accommodation is either camping, or staying in a beach banda - basically a pole and thatch room with a mossie net, a fan and a communal ablution block. Perfect if you don't need much luxury. And the restaurant is pretty good, with a couple of local dishes on offer.
A great and relaxing weekend, that gives you the feeling you've been on a fantastic beach holiday, but one that's only about 30 km from home!