Zanzibar is also known as The Island of Spices or simply Spice Island. Zanzibar is synonymous with spices and the spice trade. A spice tour is a great way to explore the island and taste the various spices straight from the ground.
Sample an array of spices to dazzle the senses.
Explore the Island’s incredible beauty.
Purchase spices and oils cheaply.
There are a number of tours you can choose from but all tours take you to the various areas where spices are harvested. You will have the pleasure of seeing cinnamon trees, nutmeg trees, vanilla trees and the likes. Smell and taste the various spices and guess what they are. A detailed description is given about a variety of spices, and their uses in cooking and cosmetics.
The sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments will fascinate visitors. This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and spice oils. Also, witness harvesters climbing huge trees with no harnesses or protection, to bring down coconuts for your delight. A full tour involves much more than spices and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, heena bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa and coffee trees.
The tour also includes a visit to the Kidichi Persian Baths built in 1850 by Seyyid Said bin Sultan for his Persian wife Princess Sheherezade granddaughter of the Shah of Persia, you will also visit the Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar Seyyid Barghash for his 99 concubines.