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The Spice Tour

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 18 reviews.Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of

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Experience hosted by Louis

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also herbs and a detailed description about their uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. We will show you the traditional natural herbal medicine plants and their uses, herbal creams and beauty products produced of his organically grown spices and herbs. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits you saw before. This is also the place to purchase fresh spices and spice oils.
The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also herbs and a detai…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
From $30
/ person

Meet your host, Louis

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Just a guy from Zanzibar, Tanzania in a mission to explore the world! I think we live in Paradise :) I have been working in the tourism sector for the last 6 years, I have hosted a lot of this trips already. I have experienced guides and with all the guests who have done this tour were left satisfied and even book the same trip again!
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Where you'll be

I will be in Stone near the Forodhani Garden and exactly at the entrance to the Old Fort. The tour itself will be offered on a Spice Farm which is 20 minutes or less drive from Stone Town near the Bububu area part of the Zanzibar Town. For guests staying out of town the trip can be arranged at an extra cost for transportation.

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Renate
February 2020
I enjoyed this tour a lot and learned so much. Louis was very nice and even picked me from my hotel (near Stone Town) without extra cost. A co-host did the spice tour with me and explained a lot, answered all my questions and spoke English and France very well. There is so much to tell about the plants and spices, what the are used for medicine or cooking and so on. We had nice lunch under a shady tree, with fruit tasting and there was never a sign of rush or hurry. All my questions were answered and we had some interesting conversation about Zanzibar, the people and a lot more. Louis was waiting meanwhile and took me to a place I had to go in Stone Town, then we had coffee and he told me a lot of informations what to do in Zanzibar (he is offering more events). He also organized a transfer for the next day for me. Very nice and highly recommended. Thank you!!
I enjoyed this tour a lot and learned so much. Louis was very nice and even picked me from my hotel (near Stone Town) without extra cost. A co-host did the spice tour with me and e…
Cristina
January 2020
Thanks Louis for a nice informative tour! Louis speaks English fluently, is very communicative and relates many interesting anecdotes about Zanzibar and about his own travels. He picked us up and delivered us back to the hotel safely. The tour of the spice farm was done by someone who belongs to that community. It’s interesting to see the different plants where known spices actually come from.
Thanks Louis for a nice informative tour! Louis speaks English fluently, is very communicative and relates many interesting anecdotes about Zanzibar and about his own travels. He p…
Francine
September 2019
Good way to discover the trees of a lot of spices and fruits and see how they grow and their medicinal properties. There is another guide on site to take you on tour but it doesn't really make a difference. Louis is friendly and helpful.
Anna
September 2019
Luis is a great Driver and Person. He was very friendly and has a big hospitality. The tour is then provided by another person (fyi, because it wasn't clear for us). It was an absolutely great experience. Keep going!
Anita
September 2019
This is a good experience, but it’s way to expensive. It wasn’t worth the value of money. Other tour groups are cheaper and include more.
Xin
August 2019
It was very unique and organized tour! We got to know lots of fresh spice in a lovely farm. They provide lunch and some very nice performance and small gifts too! My husband and I love it in our honeymoon trip!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    More tips

    We will be walking in the farm so proper clothes and shoes are to be noted.