Training venue: Pemba Island
To get to Pemba:
Catch one of the many ferries that zoot between Dar, Zanzibar and Pemba or board a small aircraft in Dar or Zanzibar for an aerial view of your race track.
Bookings can be made online, on the ground, or through a tour operator. We use Wildthing Safaris.
Dylan's January Accommodation Suggestions:
Crews can book through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can help you with transfers, pre- and post-trips and pretty much anything else that you need in TZ. It doesn't cost any more and it's so much less hassle. I use them ALL the time.
Otherwise you can book pre-race accomodation directly with:
Kigomashaeco beach resort is also an option.
A little further away is 'Betty's Camp' in Shimoni and Pemba Crown Hotel in Wete.
http://www.themantaresort.com/ is for those with deep pockets.
Wete is the closest big town for shoppping etc.
Booking should be for the 28th and 29th December.
The 30th we will be near Mkoani, Southern Pemba, near the ferry port. Here there is one guest house, Panorama but they are not easy to get hold of.
I suggest that crews camp down here or approach locals to put them up.
From here we cross the channel to Nungwi, North Zanzibar.
For the night of the 31st you can book anywhere in Nungwi. We are at the main beach and the party will be at Gerry's beach bar.
I recommend asking Wildthings to find a spot near Spanish Dancer Divers. Prices range from $20 to $1000.
Finish Line: Kilwa Island
The finish line is on the main beach of Kilwa Masoko.
To get back from Kilwa you could charter a small plane (30min) team up and book a shuttle van (3-4 hours) or take your chances on the local bus (better part of a day). It’s about 300km from Dar es Salaam. Kilwa is a pretty cool spot to spend a few days if you’re not in a hurry to get home.
In Kilwa you can book at any of the lodges, guest houses and hotels.