Zanzibar CIty

Spice Tour

Spice Tour is one of the Zanzibar classic must-do’s

Get familiar with spices and exotic fruits!

The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tour takes you to on organic farm with wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell and taste.

Spices for all 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.

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.

Book & pay online
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 10:00.

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

If you are a true foodie or want a deep dive into the local culture, check out our Spice Village Tour with cooking lesson as well.

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.

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Ask about Spice Tour

Not ready to book & pay online? Send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible with answers.