Fragrant Spices, Exotic Forests
Zanzibar’s botanical cornucopia was carried along monsoon wind routes with their human loads, fusing a blend of African, Indian and Malagash species into an eco-system found nowhere else on Earth. The verdant dynamism of Jozani National Park, the rainforest endemism of Ngezi and the coastal profusion of endangered mangrove offer compelling evidence of this union.
It is however for spice that Zanzibar is best known and named, the aromatic riches built an empire and a reputation that lives on in the Spice Island. Ylang Ylang, Queen Of The Night, hibiscus and jasmine, providing the ingredients with which Zanzibar’s spice-dusted cuisine is prepared. In Zanzibar, it is said that variety is the life of spice.