Activities & Excursions
Zanzibar was established as a major trading island for spices back in the 19th century. Cloves were introduced here in 1818, and flourished in the tropical climate and fertile soil of the western areas of both Zanzibar and Pemba. A guide will take you from plantation to plantation within the spice tour discovering how the different spices are grown and produced. On the tour you will see how to peel the bark off a Cinnamon tree or carve a root and guess the spice. Learn the history of Zanzibar’s spice trade while viewing the huge Nutmeg trees and Vanilla vines.
Green coconuts are offered on the tour, which are grown locally and taste delicious. Visitors may purchase spices from the kiosks along the way at very reasonable prices, including Vanilla beans, Cinnamon sticks, Saffron, Masala, Hot chillies, Black pepper and many others.
All excursions can be arranged and booked at our tour office ‘Mrembo Tours’ situated at the hotel.