Princess Salme Spice Tour
The legendary Princess Salme sent shockwaves through Zanzibar and remains unforgotten! Experience the famous Spice Island while following her footsteps.
Your tour begins with a sailing cruise on a traditional dhow along Stone Town's famous seafront to the Mtoni Palace ruins. This impressive site was once home of the first Sultan of Zanzibar and the birthplace of his daughter Sayyida Salme, who later eloped with a German merchant to live in Hamburg; her bestselling book gives a lot of interesting details about her life in the palace. Wander around the extensive ruins with your guide, while he brings this important part of Zanzibar’s history to life for you.
Afterwards, a 15 minutes' drive will take you to Salome’s Garden, a stunning Omani mansion that once belonged to Salme's uncle. In its lovely garden by the sea you will be treated to a traditional coffee ceremony.
Then, you will visit the Persian Baths in Kidichi, built for Sultan Seyyid Said’s second wife, Sheherazade, who was the granddaughter of the Persian Shah. Your tour continues with a leisurely walk around a lovely spice plantation, where 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.