Saturday, 6 June 2009

Spice tour on Zanzibar

Zanzibar was once grew a lot of spices to support its economy – mainly cloves. But now that the economy turned to tourism, they’ve made “Spice Tours”.

 Mr Mitu's spice tour

So in the tour they bring you around some plantations to see the different spices and fruits. Being in a tropical climate, most of the spices and fruits are similar to the ones you can find in the backyards of Malaysia.

nangka koko belimbing

See fruits like jackfruit, starfruit and even the durian. Spices like cloves, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, lemon grass, nutmeg and vanilla. However, there are some local fruits too like the elephant apple (fruit not edible, but can be used for hair gel instead), golden mango (which taste kinda like a ripe and sweet ..err.. that little green thing which I cant remember the name).


Gemma said...

Hey Nat

I read about this tour and it's great to see you did it recently. Would you recommend it? Also can you tell me whether it just goes from Stone Town or whether they pick up people from elsewhere on Zanzibar? And is it still only $10 per person (my guide book is a bit out of date!

Could you email me on


Gemma (London, UK)

nat said...

Not sure, but probably yes. And I think its still about the same price, or $15 bucks now...