What you need to know about the spice tour in Zanzibar.
The spice tour in Zanzibar is one of the most common and widely enjoyed activities in Zanzibar. Whenever people think of coming to Zanzibar, they in most cases think of a few tourist attractions and these include the beach, stone town, and the spice tour. Much as the spice tour is common, there are very few tourists that have ever studied it in depth. There is so much to learn and know about the spice tour and these are the kind of things that I’m going to be mentioning here:
Spices originated from Asia and South America.
Initially, there were not spices in Zanzibar. The islands were normally preoccupied by the indigenous African people however with the coming of Arabs and other traders, more social, economic, and political influence was observed in Zanzibar. It is believed that the spices came from Asia and South America and due to the fertility and favorable tropical climate in Zanzibar. The spices started growing on the islands. And today, a spice tour is a must once you come to Zanzibar. In fact in the past Zanzibar was known as a spice island exporting spices to the rest of the world.
The word “spices” is a bit alternated during the spice tour.
During the spice tour, the tour normally includes other fruits, and trees which cannot be categorized as spices. Depending on the season, these are some of the spices to view on your spice tour- vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chilli, oregano and others. And for the case of the fruits, you shall view-Jackfruit, oranges, star fruit, mango, papaya, coconut, pineapple, custard fruit, grapes, pears, passion fruit and others.
The spice tour is a guided tour.
The spice tour is a guided tour meaning that you shall require the guide to make it successful. The guide shall take you to the spice farm where they shall you their different spices, their history, their medical importance and the role they have played in the economic aspects of the people of Zanzibar. You shall be given the opportunity to taste, smell, and touch different spices. In addition, you shall sometimes have to guess certain spices when their trees are still young or during any stage.
The spice tour always includes a specialty dish.
During the spice tour, you shall be given a special dish which is prepared with the different spices and served with the tropical fruits that you would have seen during your spice tour walk. I can guarantee that this is the epitome of the tour as the dish which is served is always delicious.
The spice is a must-do activity once you decide to visit Zanzibar as part of your African tour. To have a greater safari, book your tour with World Safari Land Tours Company, www.worldsafariland.com