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Try Zanzibar’s tasty spices with a traditional local lunch.
Sample Local Spices and Exotic Fruits
Our Spice Tour is one of our most popular excursions in Zanzibar, also known as the “Spice Island.” Zanzibar was once one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. This unique tour takes you to an organic farm that grows a wide variety of plants year-round. You won’t just get to see what we farm, but also touch, smell, and taste.BOOK NOW
ABOUT THE TOUR
all the senses
Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.
Your tour starts with a walk through a local spice farm (shamba). There, you’ll learn how spices, herbs, and fruits are grown and cultivated. Your guide will explain how these crops are used in our cuisine.
You’ll get to smell and sample spices such as clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, cardamom, chili, and black pepper; herbs such as lemongrass; and tropical produce such as coconut, papaya, jackfruit, cassava, and oranges. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm, where you can really taste the different ways of using spices and how they come together in our traditional cooking.
Your tour finishes with a stop at a local spice stand selling fresh packaged spices for you to take home with you (cash only).
Book Your Zanzibar Spice Tour
55 USD per person
Private walking tour
- Transfer from Stone Town and back
- Professional local guide
- Exotic fruit tasting
- Drinking water
Optional visit to a local animal shelter – 30 USD per person (including a 20 USD donation to the shelter).
This tour starts from Stone Town, the main entrance to the Old Fort at 10:00. If you’re not staying in Stone Town, contact us and we can arrange the pickup from anywhere in Zanzibar.