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Spice tour is a four hour guided tour, which starts at Kibweni Palace through to Kidichi. Here are the Persian Baths built by Seyyid Said Sultan for his wife the Princess Shehrzard, one of the family member of the Shah of Persia. You will then proceed to Kizimbani spice plantations. Here you can see, touch a wide variety of spices, fruits, herbs and ornamental plants and flowers. You will also have the opportunity to pick, smell, and savour fruits and spices which you have probably never seen on the supermarket shelf, Cloves, star fruit, tangerine trees, lemon grass, mangos teen, 'lipstick trees', to name but a few what you can expect to see! This is the cheapest place to buy locally made perfumes and oils. When the tour is over we drive back to the hotel.
This is a half day tour that involves visiting the spices growing areas to see different spices and to learn their nature, uses and taste some of them right on the spot depending on the season. In addition it involves visits to the famous spices producing area where you can see medicinal, cosmetics, ornamental plants and herbs. Most of the interesting items are cloves, nut meg, rambutan, lipstick, iodine plant, lemon grass, vanilla, henna, shampoo plant etc.
While on the Spice Tour in Kizimbani, where all the spices are grown, get your nose ready to experience the exotic smell of spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, nutmeg, curry leaves and ginger. The most amazing part of the spice tour is that you get the chance to see the spices in their most natural form, how they are grown and maybe harvested. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: Decent dress in Stone Town Walking shoes Money for shopping
For thousands of years spices played a major role in the Indian Ocean trade and the world. There was a time, between the seventh and 14th century when they were as valuable as gold and even served as gifts to emperors. Therefore, in Zanzibar the role of spices could not be any less prominent. The Sultan of Oman seeing the enormous potential of spice trade encouraged the plantation of spices and cloves in particular to such an extent that Zanzibar produced 80% of the world’s cloves supply in the 1850’s.Today Zanzibar continues to produce spices, although industries like tourism now account for almost 30% of the island’s GDP, far more than spices. Spices may no longer play a prominent role economically but culturally Zanzibari’s use spices and herbs every day for seasoning, medicine and traditional rituals.
Rates valid: 2018
All Tours/ Excursions include: transport, entrance fees; guide, meals are only in specified excursions unless requested
Half days: excursion start: 08:30 or 13:30 : excursion ends : 13:30 or 18:00
Pax are up to 21 to 24 pax (upon vehicle used), no jump seat used.
Rates for 5 pax