Zanzibar cultures became more diverse in its range, more unique in its expression. Zanzibar is the birthplace of Swahili, a language forged from global dialects, upon which legends were carried, trade routes opened and a Sultan’s empire prospered. It is here that the Africa Culture blended with other cultures mainly Persian, Arabic and Indian to forms Swahili Culture. Today the romance, the splendor and legends of the past are still vibrantly alive, traditional sailing dhows, carved wooden and doors, chests, the scent of the clove and the smile of the hospitable people welcomes you to Zanzibar.
Many tours can be made to visit the various coconut and spice plantations and smallholdings out the in the country. The great variety of species and plants grown in Zanzibar is used to food flavouring and preparation, cosmetics, dyes and medicines. Delicious fruits, including orange, lime, coconut and banana are grown in Zanzibar, along with lesser known breadfruit, jackfruit and custard apple. Fragrant and aromatic species, such as cloves, nutmeg, ginger, chilies, black pepper, vanilla, coriander, cinnamon, seaweed can all be seen growing and are for sale on boutique shops and roadside stalls.