Guided tour

From Stone Town: Spice Tour of Zanzibar

4.5 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Babu Tours & Safaris

From Stone Town: Spice Tour of Zanzibar

Activity provider: Babu Tours & Safaris

From US$ 30 per person

Discover spice plants, herbs, and all kinds tropical fruits on a small spice plantation. Learn why Zanzibar is known as "spice island" and buy spices to take home with you.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel within Stone Town. Please wait at the hotel reception to be collected.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn what herbs and spices were originally used for
  • Explore the magic of the "coconut climber"
  • Discover and taste some fresh tropical fruits
Full description
On this 2.5-hour guided tour, immerse yourself in the heady world of the spices of Zanzibar. This tour will clarify for you why Zanzibar is called “spice island”: on this small plantation you’ll see where spices grow, among them cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, Zanzibar’s cardomoms, cinnamon, curry, menthol, pepper, tamarind, and ginger. You’ll also see tropical fruits such as papayas, mangoes, and jackfruit.   You’ll also learn the origins of spice plants and herbs, as well as some uses they are put to. For example, the neem tree leaves were used locally as a traditional cure for malaria and indigestion, while the iodine tree is still used to fight infections in wounds. The tour ends with a visit to the spice shop on the farm, where you can buy fresh spices to use in your cooking at home.
Includes
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide
  • All government taxes
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Super team and French speaking guide! We discovered many plants and trees and tasted fruit! The young guide makes us guess from the aromas and taught us words in Swahili. This is very fun. Beautiful decor !!! To do! Pleasant! As everywhere, plan to tip.

January 2, 2020

A very interesting tour to learn about all the spices we use in the kitchen every day. Francesco is a very nice guide and speaks Italian perfectly. Good fruit at the end of the tour. Recommended!! Very good the taxi driver Ami, punctual and very cautious!

August 17, 2022

Super exciting experience which can be highly recommended - our guide Abdulla was fantastic.

March 18, 2022

Product ID: 275157