Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar – Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading spice producers such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. The spice tour takes you to an organic farm with plenty of plants and trees. Spices and herbs were originally introduced in Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, which brought from their colonies in South America and India.
This tour is hiking in the grounds of the Spice Farm. You will see there as spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your guide describes exactly how you can use all the plants. You will be able to smell and taste spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemon grass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chilli, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava, oranges and many others. After the tour, enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch on the farm. Here you can really taste different ways of using spices. The tour ends with a stop at a spice shop selling fresh packaged spices.