Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Island. The Sultan of Oman imported all kinds of spices from Indonesia and India. The cloves, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, saffron and many other spices are a very important part of Zanzibar’s history.
You can visit the plantations to not only learn about these spices but also to taste them. This is definitely one for your ‘must-see’ list.
Did you know?
Zanzibar used to be the world’s largest producer of cloves. Its history was heavily influenced by this activity.
Vanilla grows on vines and looks like string beans. It takes seven long years before they start to grow the valuable vanilla pods.