Famously known as the ‘Spice Island’ it would somehow seem incomplete if you didn’t visit one of the islands plantations for a Zanzibar Spice Tour during your stay! The plantations – spice farms (shamba) are just outside Zanzibar town and the Spice Tours include a detailed description of the spices and their uses in cooking and cosmetics. You will be amazed by the number of spices that there are and their powerful uses in the treatment of many ailments. You will smell, touch and taste spices in their rawest form and no doubt learn a few facts that you didn’t know before. A fun tour that will offer you the opportunity to purchase the spices and oils before you leave along with a free selection of local fruits to refresh your palette.
Cost of the spice tour is from $25 per person and can be arranged from your hotel once you arrive in Zanzibar.
Here are just some of the hotels that we use – if you have another in mind, please let us know.
Tamarind Beach hotel – situated in Uroa Village on the East side Zanzibar, just 30 minutes from Stone Town. A comfortable, family run hotel with double rooms from $60 per night. ENQUIRE NOW
Mnarani Beach Cottages – A small, intimate lodge on Zanzibar’s north coast set in a beautiful garden by the sea. With 27 rooms and 4 family apartments Mnarani offers a range of accommodation to suit most travellers. Rates from $80 for double room. ENQUIRE NOW
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel – based on the northern peninsula of the island with its own stretch of beach. Rates from $125 per person. ENQUIRE NOW
Ras Michamvi Beach Resort – located on the east coast of Zanzibar with access to 2 beaches. With 15 spacious rooms surrounded by tropical gardens. Double rooms from $120 per night. ENQUIRE NOW
The Palms – An exclusive, family run resort based on the south-east coast of Bwejuu beach. All inclusive rates from $648 for double room. ENQUIRE NOW