Visit Zanzibar’s spice plantations and learn how to cook Swahili dishes! Zanzibar’s importance in the spice trade extends back 200 years and the “Spice Islands” continue to export cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world.
What to Expect
On our 3-hour spice tour of Zanzibar you’ll learn about the properties of spices, their origins and their use as medicines as well as how they’re used in food and drinks. We’ll take you on a visit to spice plantations and villages for an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes.
Before heading out on the tour we’ll pick you up at your hotel and you’ll travel in an air-conditioned mini-van with your local guide as we explore this historic area.
Zanzibar’s spice plantations are a tribute to the island’s past. The country was once known as the “Spice Islands”. On our tour you’ll have the chance to handle and taste different spices and tropical fruits.
After your tour of the spice farm, we’ll take you to a local market to shop for spices and other ingredients before your cooking lesson. You’ll put your purchases to good use with a cookery lesson by the skilled chefs of the Zanzibar Serena Inn. You’ll learn to make traditional Swahili dishes, flavored with spices grown on Zanzibar.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off from stone town hotel (transfers from hotels out of stone town are available on request at an additional cost)
- Transport in air-conditioned minivan
- Local guide
- Entrance fees to museums, parks, and spice farms
What's Not Included
- Items of a personal nature
Know Before You Go
Russian Guide Supplement is US $30 for a group of up to 18 people.