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  3. Zanzibar City
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Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

Product ID: 289170
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Visit a real spice farm where you can see, smell, and taste the freshest, top-quality spice plants. Join a cassava leaf harvest, and enjoy lunch on the spice farm after a traditional cooking lesson. Purchase fresh spices to take home with you.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Swahili, English

Pickup optional

Pickup from your beach hotel anywhere in Zanzibar.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Smell some of your favorite spices in fresh plant form
  • Savor a local lunch that you helped prepare
  • Taste some fresh jackfruit, the largest fruit in the world
Full description
Visit an organic spice farm on this 3-hour guided tour to learn about one of Zanzibar’s most popular industries: spices. Discover how the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and more. See why the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, is sometimes called the "Spice Islands".  

When you arrive, the spice farm guide will describe how the spices are grown and used as medication and flavor in dishes. See spices like vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, and many more. You’ll be able to touch, smell, and taste the spices and herbs directly from plants—you’ve never smelled spices as fresh as these before. Along with these fragrant plants, there will also be some fresh tropical fruits to see and taste.    

Later, take the opportunity to join a cassava leaf harvest, make coconut milk, and practice some cooking. Then, a coconut tree climber will pick some fresh young coconut fruits for you to try. End the trip with lunch at the spice farm and the opportunity to purchase spices from the shop.
Includes
  • Pickup from Stone Town meeting point
  • Pickup from Zanzibar beach hotels
  • Local guide
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

In front of the Old Fort in Stone Town, Mizingani Road, Zanzibar at 9:00AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
Know before you go
Spices can only be purchased with cash.
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Zanzibar Local Experience

Product ID: 289170