Zanzibar Part 2 – Spice Tour and Prison Island
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We head into the center of the island for a tour around a huge spice plantation. Over an entire morning we see, cut open and sample more different spices and tropical fruits than I even knew existed! Each is unique in the way it is grown, harvested and eventually used for cooking. At the end of the tour we sample all the fruits, all of which are super fresh and downright delicious!
In the afternoon we hop aboard a small boat and cruise out to Slave Island, not far from the big island. The highlight here is the giant tortoises, which defy belief. They are absolutely enormous, and very passive. Our guide shows us just how they like to be rubbed, and we feed them many green leaves.
Before heading back we wander the island, then jump in the water for a snorkel on top of the nearby reef. There are a huge amount of coral and tropical fish on display, and with the water temperate right near body temperature, there can be no mistaking we’re in paradise!
All photos in this post taken by Emily – www.emilysheff.com