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Zanzibar: Stone Town, Spice Tour and Prison Island Day Tour

Zanzibar: Stone Town, Spice Tour and Prison Island Day Tour

Take a walking tour of Stone Town, visit an organic spice farm, and explore the historic Prison Island all in one day on a full-day, guided tour of Zanzibar. Meander through a labyrinth of chaotic alleyways between towering limestone houses, and interact with Aldabra tortoises. Start your day with a walking tour of Stone Town, the oldest part of Zanzibar City. Relive the grander age of this port city as you stroll through the twisting streets and look at former palaces, Sultan’s Palace, and Arab mansions. Get an insight into the tragic history of slave trading. After your walking tour, drive to the plantation and learn why Zanzibar is known as “Spice Island”. Smell, touch, and even taste some of the crops grown on this Island and find out what the spices were originally used for. Finally, take a boat ride offshore to Prison Island, home to large land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles. Get to touch and feed these creatures living in a sanctuary. Also, learn about the island’s historic use as a prison for rebellious slaves in the 1860s.

Spice Tour, Prison Island and Stone Town Tour

Spice Tour, Prison Island and Stone Town Tour

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 tour The 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.

Spice Tour + Stone Town Walking Tour

Spice Tour + Stone Town Walking Tour

walking to the spice plantation we will get opportunity to see, smell and test some tropical spices and fruits like cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, chill, ginger, vanilla stick, lemon grass, lemon mint, turmeric, nutmeg and cloves. and also to experience the nature of spices and how are grown in Zanzibar, and of the tour will get opportunity to see some one is calling human butterfly who is climbing the coconut tree until the top and singing " hakuna matata song" and Stone town tour is the walking tour, where we are going to get experience of history of slaves since 17th century and 18th century. when we walking there we get opportunity see the old slave market site, darajani fish market, Freddy mercury house, house of wonders and old fort. where the first ones to set foot on Zanzibar was parshian from Iran and they became Portugal under Vasco-dagama and late Arabs from Oman and British. stone town tour is very excited tour involving with a lot of history and different influence.

Zanzibar: Spice farm Tour with Stone town Tour

Zanzibar: Spice farm Tour with Stone town Tour

Zanzibar is also known as a spice island because of the use of different spices in daily life starting from breakfast, lunch but also dinner. Through this tour, you will have an opportunity to see, touch taste, and smell some of the spices that we have here in Zanzibar because most of the people just eat the food without knowing what the tree looks like by its origin. Also, there is a session of seeing the coconut climber also known as a butterfly and you can taste the fresh Zanzibar coco-cola. In the end, there is a fruit testing session whereby you can have time to taste some tropical fruit that we have here in Zanzibar.

Spice Farm - spice up your life in Zanzibar

Spice Farm - spice up your life in Zanzibar

This famous tour will allow you to visit the rural areas of Zanzibar while connecting with the local people and the centuries-old history of Zanzibar as the epicentre of the Spice Trade. In the 16th century, spices were brought from Asia and Latin America, and they now flourish in the lush tropical climate of Zanzibar. Our guided tour meanders through villages and plantations where farmers will allow you to discover, taste, and smell cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, lemon grass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, ginger, pepper, tamarind, chili, and many more. You will also be able to taste freshly pick tropical fruits including mangoes, passion fruits, avocado, papaya, local grapefruits, bananas, pineapples, and more. The culinary and medicinal uses of spices and herbs will be explained by your guide. Over lunch, you will Savor traditional Zanzibar cuisine spiced with local herbs and cooked in a local kitchen.

Zanzibar: Prison Island, Tortoises and Spices Half-Day Tour

Zanzibar: Prison Island, Tortoises and Spices Half-Day Tour

Come and experience a unique place called Prison Island and learn more about Zanzibar’s history. Prison Island gets its name from the prison built to condemn Zanzibari citizens to be isolated from the island. The prison was previously owned by an Arab to house his rebellious slaves, the prison was never actually used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary and a hotel. Prison Island is 20 minutes away from Stone Town by boat and has spectacular coral reefs for you to enjoy. Giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, with the infinite patience that old age brings. Originally thought to be from the Comoros Islands and Seychelles, some of these tortoises are thought to be over 100 years old. After the trip to the tortoise sanctuary, you´re left to explore the island. If you´re feeling active, you can follow one of the hiking trails, snorkel in the crystal clear waters in search of colourful tropical fish darting through the reef or soak up some sun on the white beach. Your next spot will be the Spice Farm where you will discover why Zanzibar is called the Spice Island. You will learn all about the fruits, plants and spices planted on the island. Furthermore, you will taste a delicious meal made of these spices.

Spice Tour

Spice Tour

walking to the spice plantation we will get opportunity to see, smell and test some tropical spices and fruits like cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, chill, ginger, vanilla stick, lemon grass, lemon mint, turmeric, nutmeg and cloves. and also to experience the nature of spices and how are grown in Zanzibar, end of the tour will get opportunity to see some one is calling human butterfly who is climbing the coconut tree until the top and singing " hakuna matata song" our driver and professional tour guide will meet you from your point take you to the spice plantation, after you done will take you back to your point

Spice Farm Bike Tour: Pedal Through Aromatic Adventures

Spice Farm Bike Tour: Pedal Through Aromatic Adventures

Spice Farm Bike Tour: A Journey of Flavors and Sights This trip offers an unparalleled insight into rural life in Zanzibar, through the attractive main streets, neighborhoods to the countryside while witnessing daily street life and being fascinated by street culture along the way. Arriving at the peaceful spice farm, indulge in a guided walk-through the beautiful scenery of the village for an hour, surrounded by the tranquility of the peaceful village. Then enjoy a delicious lunch and have the opportunity to buy delicious ingredients made by the villagers. On the way back, the route passes through the Masingini Forest, offering glimpses of colobus monkeys and other interesting local culture. Schedule: Departure from Stone Town: Start your day in the morning with an energetic departure from the Old Town, where your local guide will meet you. Get on your assigned bike and start a wonderful journey in the center of Zanzibar. Neighborhood Search: Pedal through the charming highway, neighborhoods, taking in the vivid tapestry of local life. Witness the many daily activities and admire the colorful street art that adorns the streets, a testament to the creative spirit of the island. Arrival at Spice Farm: Arrive at a quiet farm, located in a peaceful village. Park your bike and join a guided walking tour for an hour through the beautiful landscape. Learn about the creation of an array of ingredients, each with its own unique story and significance. Spice Farm Fun: Spend an hour soaking in the aroma of the spice farm. Engage your senses as you touch, smell, and taste the variety of ingredients that have created the culinary and cultural identity of Zanzibar. Lunch with local flavors: You will have a delicious Swahili lunch to celebrate local flavors and traditional recipes. Enjoy the opportunity to connect with the villagers, who make delicious herbal products available for purchase. Masingini Forest Events: On the way through the fascinating Masingini Forest. We can see colobus monkeys swinging in the trees and take pictures of the interesting street art on our way back to Stone town. Back to Stone Town in the evening: Conclude your unforgettable cycling trip on your return to the Old Town, your heart and senses enriched by the taste, sights, and experience of cycling in the countryside of Zanzibar. Join us for a Spice Farm Bike Tour that promises an exciting day filled with the flavors, culture, and natural beauty of the Zanzibar Islands.

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest National Park and Spice Farm Tour

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest National Park and Spice Farm Tour

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Zanzibar Tanzania Jozani Forest is in the south of the island and is the largest area of mature forest in Zanzibar. A car will take you there, and a guide will walk you around the ancient hardwood forest and mangrove swamps. It is also home to the Red Colobus monkeys, unique to Zanzibar, with less than 2000 remaining in the world. A boardwalk around the mangrove swamp at the end of the tour, and a visit to the giant turtle sanctuary, is also included. Your next spot will be the Spice Farm where you will discover why Zanzibar is called the Spice Island. You will learn all about the fruits, plants and spices planted on the island.

Spice Tour and Jozani Forest

Spice Tour and Jozani Forest

In 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 tour The 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. Then the driver will drop you to Jozani Forest The Jozani Forest is located in the center of the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park, 38 km Southeast of Stone Town. The forest is a great place to encounter many indigenous varieties of flora and fauna, including the Zanzibari Red Colobus Monkey. Other species that you might catch a glimpse of include Blue Sykes’ Monkeys, Bush Pigs, Aders Duiker Antelopes, Elephant Shrews, Chameleons, and numerous birds and butterflies. The best time to see the wildlife of Jozani is early in the morning and it is open daily from 07:30 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors are advised to keep three meters between themselves and any wildlife and asked not to visit the forest if suffering any cold or flu-like symptoms. The monkeys, though susceptible to human diseases, have practically no resistance to them. Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative. A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer. At Jozani, you will also visit the Mangrove swamp and walk around the Mangrove forest.

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