Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

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Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

From $52 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Swahili
Pickup optional
Pickup from your beach hotel anywhere in Zanzibar.
Wheelchair accessible

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
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
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