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Spice Tour

All about spice tour

Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.

This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used.

You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices.

The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). The tour price already includes tips for farm workers, so you don’t need to worry about it.

Private Spice Tour from anywhere in Zanzibar

This tour is always private, for you and your group only. We can include a fair priced transfer from anywhere in Zanzibar, just send us the info after booking or inquire prices beforehand.

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Spice tour prices

1 person 40 USD

2 people 30 USD pp

3 people 25 USD pp

4 people or more 20 USD pp

What is included

Transfers from Stone Town, guide, lunch, fruit tasting, water and tips.

Contact us if you need a transfer from other parts of Zanzibar.
Useful information

You can choose the tour starting time, we usually recommend 9:00.

Take with you good walking shoes, cash if you wish to buy spices, oils and other products sold at the farm.
Support local animal shelter

Combine spice tour with a visit to ZAASO. It’s an NGO helping mistreated animals in Zanzibar. The extra visit is 15 usd per person, including a 10 usd per person donation to Zaaso.

About Zaaso

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Fruit and Spice Tour
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 6 reviews
by Frances on Fruit and Spice Tour

We used Colors of Zanzibar in June 2017 and were delighted to use their services again for our July Zanzibar trip. This year we did the Spice Farm tour and a Nungwi village tour. We were also transported from our hotel in Zanzibar to Nungwi and Nungwi to the airport a week later. Each vehicle was immaculate and air conditioned. The drivers were always accommodating and happily detoured for a bank or to pick up a piece of luggage. Highly recommend.

by Natasha on Fruit and Spice Tour

We had a great time on the spice tour and blue safari cruise with Colors of Zanzibar. They were very professional, on time, and courteous. We especially enjoyed the extra cooking show on the spice tour and our own private show on the cruise. When I come back to Zanzibar I will definitely be going on tour with the COZ team again.

by Julie on Fruit and Spice Tour

Thanks Colors of Zanzibar for helping my recent trip go smoothly. Abdulla picked me up at the airport and was helpful with bathroom and ATM stops before dropping me off any the hotel. I did the Spice Tour and the Stone Town tour in one day. Lunch on the Spice Tour was a trip highlight!!! For my hotel pickup, Mohammed was even early for my 4.15am departure. Asante!!!!

by Priscilla on Fruit and Spice Tour

Mohammed was our spicetour guide and Abdhul our driver! They were excellent, helpful and very knowledgeable! Enjoyed every second!

by Petya on Fruit and Spice Tour

Colors of Zanzibar were extremely helpful in planning our tours and communicating with us before we arrived in Zanzibar. We were in Stone Town just for just 2 days and managed to do a Prison Island tour and then a combined Stone Town and Spice tour on the second day. Our guide was amazing- very knowledgeable, adapting the tour depending on what we wanted to do and also really fun! I would definitely recommend them! We had an unforgettable experience! Asante sana :))

by Cassidy on Fruit and Spice Tour
Spice Tour & Prison Island

We did a morning Spice Tour and afternoon Prison Island Tour with Colours of Zanzibar, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Rahma, was fantastic, and the choice of Spice Farm was excellent. The snorkeling at the end of the Prison Island Tour was just the cherry on top! I would definitely recommend them.