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Zanzibar Spice Tour

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
01227 753 180
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Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
01227 753 180
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Big Body spice farm for a spice tour. We booked the trip via a tout on Nungwi beach (80 USD for 2, including a few hours visit in Stone Town). The guide at the spice farm was good and it was an...More

Thank Sav0n
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thought the trip would include tasting as well, but it is simply a person telling you how to grow a pineapple.

Thank Hedda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the spice farm tour with a guide from Gallery Tours as a stop en route from Stone Town to our beach resort on the eastern coast of Zanzibar. While it's a bit of a touristy activity, my husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Maya C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having never seen how pepper, nutmeg, cardamon, ginger, cinnamon and other spices are grown we found the tour interesting. It was a pity that our tour was not on a working farm but was on land which appeared rather to have been developed specifically for...More

Thank katyhaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our friends went on the tour with us for the second time, so we definitely recommend it! We liked it very much. You go around the actual fields, smell, see and even taste the spices grown locally around. Nutmeg, Yuca/ cassava , cinnamon,...More

Thank Maya W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might want to wear long sleeves, longies, and shoes because you need to walk through forest for this tour. Swimming suits are also required if you wish to go to swim after lunch (it's also part of the tour). I joined a tour starting...More

Thank uyanne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a private spice tour with Exotic tours in the Nungwi DoubleTree resort, who I think sourced it out to Gallery tours. This tour doubled as our transfer from Nungwi to Stone Town, that worked out very well. They showed up with a clean...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour we went on was around the government owned spice research centre. Our guide and the local village lad went out of their way to ensure that we crushed, rubbed, smelt and tasted a large variety of spices. This we a learning experience and...More

Thank Camal63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spice Island Tour was informative. First time saw how most of the spices we use daily grow. Ginger, tumeric, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, exotic fruit like star fruit, durian, jack fruit. Beauty products like sindoor (vermillion), ylang ylang, iodine. And what impressed me most vanilla...More

Thank laurellep2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guessing spices by taste and smell was fun. The guides were funny. Bought home an abundance of interesting spices (through Australian customs OK) for my gourmet friends who loved to cook.

Thank LeighSales
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26 July 2016|
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Response from Ogy_Kovachev | Reviewed this property |
Hi Helen, the market is very flexible there. make sure you are bargaining for the price and get is at least 20-30% below the initial proposal. We have booked a package foe 3-4 different places and we made the price drop... More
10 June 2016|
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Response from cb1002014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Helen, do you mean the spice tour or the market? My daughter and I felt safe in the markets at all times, but be careful as it gets to dusk and there are fewer tourists around. Also the usual advice re bag snatchers and... More
Prudence M
13 April 2016|
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Response from Eva B | Reviewed this property |
Hi,I went on spice tour with a group of friends and we paid $10-20 for the trip. The spices there to buy are quite expensive, you can get them much cheaper at the street market in Stone Town or definitely visit Memmories of... More