Spice Tour

Zanzibar is called spice island for a very good reason. There are really and truly spices growing everywhere and as you walk or drive around, you can often smell the spices in the air. What trip to Zanzibar would be complete without a spice tour? On our last day in Kendwa, we hopped in a taxi and headed out to a spice farm.

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The weather was cooler and overcast and it was the perfect day to spend outside. Our tour guide did a wonderful job of explaining spice related facts to us such as:

  • It is one of a few places in the world where saffron is produced
  • Cinnamon roots are used as medicine similar to Vicks
  • Cloves and cinnamon are the king and queen of spices

It was very fun and educational. During the tour, the guides made us some banana leaf glasses, found us some natural lipstick, sang a song and climbed a coconut tree barefoot, made us a bag, crown and ring and quizzed us on the identification of each spice. I recommend it for every visitor of Zanzibar.

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