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).

Do you want to share or prefer private?

We do both. Our shared spice tours are in small groups, max. 15 people but usually less. Private tours are a great option for bigger groups or those who want more freedom & flexibility in their scheduling.

Private Spice Tour – prices & info

Price: 35 usd pp. Under 7 years old for free with an adult.

Starts from Stone Town, Old Fort main entrance at 10:00. If you do not stay in Stone Town, contact us and we can arrabnge the pick up from anywhere in Zanzibar.

Minimum group size is 2 people – maximum 15

Price inlcudes: Transfers from Stone Town, guide, lunch, exotic fruit tasting, water.

Private Tour – Prices & info

It’s easy to combine private tours with other tours, and take them any time you wish!

1 person: 41 USD

Prices include: Transfers from Stone Town, guide, lunch, fruit tasting, water. Contact us for transfer from anywhere else in 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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