Spice Farm Your program will start in the morning after breakfast at 9:30 you will be picked up from the hotel to spice farm where you will explore and see different types of spice and how they grow up plus tasting the seasonal fruits then you will be heading to prison island for excursions and then later back to stone town for city tourThe Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tour takes you to an organic farm with a wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell, and taste. Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. This tour is a walking tour of a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs, and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs, and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava, and oranges. After the tour, you will enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. Prison Island prison island (changuu island) is where the giant tortoises are found relaxing on the beach shrubs, Prison Island Zanzibar: The Aldabra Giant Tortoise sanctuary is a major tourist lure and the oldest tortoise is 200 years old. The turtles are not indigenous and are magisterial creatures, weighing in at an average of 200 kg some are as old as over 100 years. You will enjoy a nature trail, then will do a stone town tour where you can see the historical sites, slave markets, daily markets, narrow streets, and later shopping. Stone Town The historic capital city of Zanzibar is Stone Town, a prominent city with an impressive cultural heritage and history dating back to the 19th century. Zanzibar reflects a mixture of diverse cultural influences from Arabian, Indian, Persian and European cultures, was named a world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2000.
Duration: Starts 09:00 am – Ends 03:30 pm
- Explore the history-rich Prison Island and learn about its former residents
- Admire the island’s array of wildlife including tortoises, peacocks, and antelopes
- Snorkel in the crystal clear waters in search of coral reefs
- This fascinating old city offers so many nice markets, restaurants, and historical sightseeing.
- Tour takes you to an organic farm with a wide variety of plants around the year.
- Tourists must come with towels and swimming suits, although we are giving out snorkeling gear and even life jackets on request.
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