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Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider:Zanzibar Local Experience
Workshop or class

Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

Activity provider:Zanzibar Local Experience

From US$ 75 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Swahili
Pickup optional
Pickup from your beach hotel anywhere in Zanzibar.
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.
  • 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

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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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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

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Spice Farm tour was thorough and engaging. Not only did I learn about the different spice plants, but also go to experience traditional Zanzibari cooking with the spices from the farm. Visiting the spice farm was one of the highlights of my trip to Zanzibar. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about spices and their many uses.

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October 16, 2022

Bellissima esperienza! Abbiamo cucinato insieme alla cuoca del posto e visto le spezie al naturale. La guida è stata estremamente precisa e attenta al particolare. Tutti i ragazzi della fattoria sono stato davvero carini e gentili e ci hanno fatti sentire a casa. Merita davvero

August 19, 2022

The tour of the spice farm is great and definitely worth doing. Food was lovelly too. The cooking part is nothing really. I was hoping we would learn something good. But we just watched someone else cook some small thing without any real idea of what was going on.

January 9, 2022

Product ID: 289170