Eye-opening & delicious tour of Zanzibar's spice plantations
Locals introduce you to harvesting & production processes
Chance to see, smell & taste a wide array of spices & fruits
Samples such as ginger tea, juicy mangos & coconut juice
Insight into the island's key connection to the spice trade
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Zanzibar spice plantations
Fruit and spice samples
Roundtrip transport to and from your Zanzibar Island hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Delve into Zanzibar's flavourful heritage as you discover the spice plantations that pepper Tanzania's largest “Spice Island.” See, smell, touch, and taste your way around farms producing everything from cardamom to ginger, and learn about the island's centuries-old connection to spices.
Meet your guide at your hotel and set out into the Zanzibar countryside. As you pass through small villages, stop to visit a series of spice plantations, where locals invite you to stroll through the fields and watch the harvesting process in action. Watch workers scale trees to pick tropical fruits, examine the barks of medicinal plants, and inhale the pungent aromas of the island's wealth of spices, which include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, pepper, and vanilla. Indulge your taste buds with the delicious products of the plantation, from zesty ginger and pepper tea to ice-cold coconut juice and ripe, juicy mangos.
Along the way, learn about the origins of Zanzibar's spice trade, which dates back to the 16th century, and discover how spices have become an essential ingredient in everyday life on the island. If you like, purchase fresh spices to take home with you before your guide escorts you back to your hotel.