Stone Town Visit & Spice Route
In the early 19th century, under the rule of Omani Arabs, Zanzibar was East Africa’s major slave trading hub strategically located between the mainland and their final destinations, namely Oman and Persia, Seychelles and Mauritius.
Take a walk down Zanzibar’s memory lane in the company of a knowledgeable guide. The historical section of Stone Town, called the old town is an acknowledged UNESCO World Heritage. Its narrow streets and most of the houses bordering these are more than one and a half centuries old and stand witness to times bygone.
Stone Town Visit is composed of a series of attention-grabbing visits. It includes the ancient slave market and cells, the National Museum, the House of Wonders, the Old fort, the Sultan’s Palace as well as cathedrals and mosques. The visit includes time to shop for souvenirs and handicrafts along the way and going through the animated bazaars.
After the abolition of the slave trade, Zanzibar was one of the worlds’ reputed and most important producers of spices. Today, Zanzibar is still well-known for its clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, chili and pepper. The Spice Route is a unique opportunity to see and buy them at source.
As you will discover, spices are woven into the very fabric of culture and everyday life in Zanzibar. Their pungent wafts and zingy tastes, organic colours and textures weave magic, tantalising the senses.
Cool down with a deliciously fresh coconut or sugar cane juice and buy some fresh fruits straight from the
Full-day excursion. Starting around 9:00 am to 17:00pm.
You may choose a private excursion, which allows you to set your desired time of departure.
It is advisable to wear walking shoes, a hat or cap and not to forget your insect repellent. You might also want to bring some money if you wish to buy souvenirs, local handicraft and artifacts, spices, oils and fresh fruits on offer at the plantation.
Lunch is not included but can be provided for a supplement.