Zanzibar Spice Tour

 

Zanzibar Spice Tour

Country: Tanzania, United Republic Of, Region: Zanzibar, City: Zanzibar

Tour Information

Tips and Advice
• Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes and pants are recommended.
• Wear a sun hat and sun cream

Tour Description

In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom to the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in Zanzibar’s tropical climate.

Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past, swapping spices for tourism and combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island. Walk through the spice farm with your guide; touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits.

Try to guess one spice or fruit from the other, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots,vines and creepers crawling up the trees. Learn about their properties, their origins and their use as medicines and in food and drink.

A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea.

Depending on the season you are visiting, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chilli, oregano and more!

Fruits can include banana, pineapple, jackfruit, custard fruit, oranges, star fruit, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, avocado, pear, papaya, grape fruit and many others.

Tour Includes

Return transfers in air-conditioned vehicle, local guide (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish)

Tour Excludes

Tipping, purchases of personal nature

Tour Note

Half Day Tour