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This excursion begins at Mtoni Palace, where Princess Salme, the daughter of Sultan Said and one of his secondary wives was born in 1844. You’ll then head to Marahubi Palace, built by Sultan Barghash, Salme’s older brother, who she helped to escape after a failed attempt to overthrow their brother, Sultan Majid. From here, you’ll travel to Stone Town, and to the Palace Museum, which has a room dedicated to Salme’s life and writings. Your guide will take you to her house, where her romance with Heinrich Ruete, with whom she later eloped, began across balconies, resulting in secret trysts and meetings in the countryside.

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