With the festival of Ramadan coming to end the volunteers and interns were treated to a day off, which many of us used as an excuse to visit the beautiful Mahaba beach.
With the beach being so close to the volunteer house it seemed like the perfect place to go. After paying our 3000 shilling entrance fee we walked onto the beach to be greeted by hammocks, a small bar and lots of quirky seating.
The staff at the bar were very friendly and the locals were very welcoming, one even climbed all the way to the top of one of the coconut trees to get us some coconuts to eat and drink!
We were provided with some great food that consisted of freshly caught local fish, and two huge platters of fries.
Most of the day was spent relaxing on the beach, playing some beach games or swimming in the ocean. It was a great way for everyone to recover from the ‘Konyagi Tuesday’ that went down the night before!
Mahaba beach if definitely somewhere I would recommend future Art In Tanzania volunteers and interns, it makes for an easy day trip and provides plenty of opportunities to take some great photos. A special thanks to the staff at the bar for being so welcoming, Jimmy (another intern) for a couple of the photos, and to Moses for driving us all there and back.