Yesterday we had our first tropical storm for the year and although we had to scramble to get the boats secure, drop all weather screens and hang on to the table cloths and cutlery, it also gave us the inspiration that only the rains can bring after the long dry season and when it eventually cleared and the birds starting singing and a bit of sunshine peaked through the heavy dark clouds, we found a beautiful little baby terrapin at the reception, who was on its way to the lake. I just love Africa!
We source all our fish fresh from the local community from Songo Songo, an island close to Fanjove. This includes the delicious barracuda we are using in this recipe. Below is Fanjove Island Chef Abdi’s barracuda coconut curry recipe for you to make at home. This is a hearty, deliciously fragrant curry with mouthwatering undertones of coconut and spices.Continue reading
I am sipping on a large, freshly harvested coconut. It is filled to the brim with coconut water that it sploshes onto my bikini. But I don’t care: I am taking my coconut for a walk straight into the gorgeous, turquoise blue sea that surrounds Tanzania's Fanjove Island.Continue reading
As I walk through the main relaxation areas of Jongomero I am instantly drawn to the full-flowing river beyond. My thoughts turn to how blissfully cool and tranquil it is here by the river, in the shade of a tall Jackalberry tree. I flew into the Ruaha National Park at the tail end of 'safari season'...Continue reading