Experience the famous Spice Island while following the footsteps of Princess Salme, daughter of the first Sultan of Zanzibar! Your tour begins with a visit to the Mtoni Palace. This impressive site was once home of the first Sultan of Zanzibar and the birthplace of Sayyida Salme, his daughter who later eloped with a German merchant to live in Hamburg; her bestselling book gives a lot of interesting details about Zanzibar's history and her life in the palace. Wander around the extensive ruins with your guide while he brings to life for you the palace's as well as Zanzibar's history.
Afterwards, a 15 minutes' drive will take you to Salome’s Garden. This is a stunning Omani mansion which once belonged to Salme's uncle. You will be treated to a traditional coffee ceremony in the extensive romantic garden right by the sea. Until recently the place was home to the Zanzibar Creative Education Foundation, a small non-profit school that teaches children from different backgrounds following Rudolf Steiner's concept of holistic learning. Most of the students are orphans and/or from very poor families, who would not otherwise have any chance to receive a good education.
EA Holidays is supporting this wonderful project with a donation for every visitor. Then, you will visit the Kidichi Persian Baths, built for the second wife of Salme’s father. You continue to a lovely mature spice plantation. During a leisurely walk you will see, learn about, and taste the abundance of spices, fruits and herbal remedies grown in Zanzibar. To round off the experience, you will be served a delicious home-cooked lunch, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Zanzibar’s countryside.
The price is per person, and includes the following:
- Transport and Guide Serice
- Boat ride to Bubu
- Entry Fees in Mtoni Palace and Persian Bath
- Coffee Ceremony at Bububu
- Spice tour, lunch and fruits
- Mineral Water
- Travel Permit, Government tax and VAT