Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson


Get out of the city and into the country to experience the full spectrum of the senses at a real spice plantation. Participate in a cassava leaf harvest and a traditional cooking lesson followed by lunch at a spice farm. Get some brand-new spices to use in your cooking.


One of Zanzibar’s most well-known exports is spices, and you can learn more about this lucrative industry on a 3-hour guided tour of an organic spice farm. Learn about the cultivation processes used to cultivate spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and more on the islands. Learn why the Spice Islands’ nickname was bestowed upon the Zanzibar Archipelago and Tanzania’s Mafia Island.

Upon arrival, your guide at the spice farm will fill you in on the history and modern use of these aromatic plants. Find a wide variety of spices, including vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, and many more. You’ll be able to see, feel, and smell the spices and herbs as you pick them from the plants. Fresh tropical fruits will also be available for inspection and sampling beside these aromatic plants.

Participate in a cassava leaf harvest, whip up some coconut milk, and hone your culinary skills later. A climber on a coconut tree will then bring you some young coconuts. After your tour, stop for lunch at the spice farm and browse the shop’s selection of spices before heading back home.


  • Pickup from Stone Town meeting point
  • Pickup from Zanzibar beach hotels
  • Local guide
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities