Free tour

Zanzibar Spice Free Walking Tour in the spice island

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Shamis
Registered on June 11, 2022

As a tour guide in Zanzibar, I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with visitors to this beautiful island. I have extensive knowledge about the history, culture and traditions of Zanzibar, and love sharing this information with my guests. With me as your guide, you'll get to see and experience the best that Zanzibar has to offer, from the stunning beaches to bustling markets and everything in between. I'm committed to providing a safe, enjoyable and educational experience for all of my guests, and I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have. Book me as your tour guide and let's explore Zanzibar together.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Zanzibar island in Tanzania offers a variety of attractions, some of which you will not be able to find anywhere else.
One of the most interesting tours we offer in Zanzibar is a Spice Tour. Have you ever visited a spice plantation? Most probably not. If you are heading to Zanzibar, you should definitely make sure to experience this. Spice tour is a walking tour around a spice farm which gives visitors an opportunity to see different types of spices, herbs and seasonal fruits and the tour will be about 3 hours.

In the tour, your local guide will explain how spices are grown and cultivated and also you will get a chance to smell and taste spices and fruits and your guide will tell you how spices are used by local people.

At the end of tour you will see a coconut tree climber who will show you how to climb a coconut tree and while he is climbing he will sing a song by name of 'Hakuna Matata', after that there will be a time for anyone who wants buy any spices in our local spices

Spices that you are going to see:

  • Clove
  • Cinnamon 
  • Cardamon 
  • Pepper
  • Vanilla
  • Tumeric
  • Ginger
  • Lemon grass
  • Nutmeg
  • Curry leaves

Meeting point 

The spice farm is at the countryside in Dole village and it's 15km from stone town, so we have to take a private car which costs 30$ go and return but it will be more than 30$ for a big group or if you have your own vehicle you can come   to our firm directly.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Forodhani Park, Mizingani Rd, Zanziba...
    Forodhani Park, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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    I will be by forodhani park and I will tell you what I will wear the day of tour.

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    Free admission

    Dole is a village where our spice farm located. So you can go with your own transportation or you can hire us to take you there.

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    Free admission
    Hakuna Matata Spice Farm

    Hakuna matata is a name of our spice farm where our tour will be done there

  • 3
    Free admission
    Hakuna Matata Spice Farm

    We will learn about various spices qnd fruits that are grown in Zanzibar. You'll get to see how they're grown and processed and even get to taste some of them. It's a unique and educational experience that you won't want to miss!

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    Free admission
    Hakuna Matata Spice Farm

    On the spice farm you can see a coconut climber in action and learn more about this traditional method of harvesting coconuts. A coconut climber is a skilled worker who climbs coconut trees to harvest coconuts. They use a special harness made from coconut fiber to climb the tree, and then use a machete yo cut the coconut down. On the spice farm.

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    Free admission
    Hakuna Matata Spice Farm

    At the end of the tour, there will be a small spice shop where you'll find a variety of spices and other products that are grown and made kn Zanzibar. You can purchase spices such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom and other spices, as well as other products like soaps, oils and perfumes.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Moremi 11 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
SHAMIS was very accommodating, explained the spices In detail, but first allowed us to use our brain guessing. We had rain as we were touring HAKUNA MATATA SPICE FARM, even though rainy season is suppose to be over. SHAMIS provided umbrellas, which were a necessity. We were very happy
Carrie 17 Nov 2023
Fort Worth

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Excellent tour of the Hakuna Matata Spice Farm. We learned about several plants while walking around the farm and we tasted many different fruits. We watched the coconut tree climber sing as he worked his way up the tree. The only suggestion I have to make the tour better would be to explain some of the sights and villages we passed on the 30 minute drive to the farm, or perhaps share some of the history of the island.
Tina 12 Feb 2023
Quebec City

We had a lot of fun and we learned so much !! I recommend it :)
Monica 12 Jul 2022

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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
Shamis es un guía buenísimo. Es muy profesional, muy correcto. Habla perfecto inglés. Me ha ayudado mucho con las traducciones en el móvil pues yo estoy aprendiendo inglés y para mí es difícil.t Shamis es muy amable y muy paciente. El recorrido ha sido muy interesante y muy recomendable. Le pongo un 10.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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