We start our tour at the birthplace of princess Salme; Mtoni Palace Ruins. Here we go on a detailed tour around the Persian baths, the main palace and its botanical gardens, then enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony with Kashata, Halua and dates in the Palace Ruins. From Princess Salme birthplace we enjoy a 30 minutes boat ride to Bububu where you will find your driver waiting to take you to Kidichi and Kizimbani plantations, we used to travel to Kidichi by Donkey Cart like Princess Salme used to but due to some reasons we stopped that. We visit the spice plantations to go on a detailed spice tour at Mzee Yussuf’s private spice farm. On this plantation stand the ruins of an old rest house which belonged to Sultan Majid (Salme’s brother) who later sold it to Mzee Yussuf’s grand grand father.
Mzee Yussuf’s wife will prepare traditional Pilau, fish masala, roast beef, stewed bananas, kachumbari salad, several vegetarian dishes, an array of fruits, fresh fruit juice and his famous spice tea. This special lunch is taken in One of Mzee Yussuf’s house near the Spice plantation.
After lunch, we visit the Persian baths in Kidichi which were built for Sultan Said’s second wife Binti Irich Mirza (Sheherazade), who was the daughter of the Persian Shah. After the tour we will take you back to respective hotels.