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Private Spice Tour in Zanzibar with Pick Up

5 (7)
Zanzibar City, TZ

Private Spice Tour in Zanzibar with Pick Up

5 (7)
Zanzibar City, TZ
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Come immerse yourself in the exotic flavors and aromas of Zanzibar, known as the Spice Island. Join this private spice tour and journey through the fascinating history of spice production during the 19th century. Your knowledgeable guide will educate you about the variety of spices, such as cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, that were once abundant on the island. Explore the lush botanical gardens of Jambo Spice Farm and savor the tantalizing scents and tastes of the spices, fruits, and vegetables grown there. Discover the medicinal properties of these ingredients and even sample some rare plants used in cosmetics. With a duration of 120 to 180 minutes, this tour is a sensory delight for the curious traveler. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to spice up your holiday in Zanzibar with Abdi Smart Tours.

About this experience

  • 2 hours - 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Explore the abundance of exotic spices
  • Learn about the medicinal properties of spices
  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport Fees
  • Local Food
  • Professional guider
  • Guide Tip
  • Traveler's personal expenses

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Jambo Spice Farm

You will be overwhelmed by the abundance of botanical species growing in these gardens – exotic spices, fruits, and vegetables. Many of the spices have medicinal properties and are still used by the local population to cure certain maladies. Savor different spices, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, or black pepper. Taste a variety of fruits ranging from the rose apple to the guava. Some rare plants like henna, perfume tree and lipstick tree are used for their value in preparing cosmetics. Tour guides will take you on a walking tour of the spice farms at Kizimbani or Kidichi; picking bunches of leaves, fruits and twigs from bushes and inviting you to smell or taste them to guess what they are. Pretty much all the ingredients of the average kitchen spice rack are represented – cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, ginger, chilies, black pepper, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla – the list goes on and on.

More about this experience


Immerse yourself in the aromatic wonders of Zanzibar with the Private Spice Tour, a captivating experience that takes you on a journey through the island's rich spice history. As one of the world's leading spice producers during the 19th century, Zanzibar earned its nickname as the Spice Island. Led by a knowledgeable guide, this tour offers a deep dive into the fascinating world of spices, including cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, lemongrass, vanilla, jackfruit, and cinnamon, among many others.

What to expect?

During the 2 to 3-hour spice tour, you can anticipate a multi-sensory adventure as you explore the lush botanical gardens of Jambo Spice Farm. Marvel at the abundance of exotic spices, fruits, and vegetables thriving in these gardens. Your guide will introduce you to various spice plants, inviting you to touch, smell, and taste different leaves, fruits, and twigs to guess their identities. Experience the flavors and scents of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, or black pepper while unraveling their medicinal properties. Indulge in a tasting journey, ranging from rare plants like henna, perfume tree, and lipstick tree to a variety of delightful fruits, from rose apple to guava. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer range of spices that grace these gardens, representing the vibrant essence of Zanzibar.

Who is this for?

The Private Spice Tour in Zanzibar welcomes all curious travelers eager to delve into the island's rich spice heritage. Whether you're a food enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a unique cultural experience, this tour is perfect for you. Embrace the opportunity to learn about the origins, uses, and cultural significance of various spices, providing a deeper understanding of Zanzibari cuisine and traditional medicine. The tour is suitable for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends looking to explore the authentic treasures of this enchanting island.

Why book this?

Indulge your senses and broaden your knowledge with the Private Spice Tour, an experience that encapsulates the essence of Zanzibar's spice legacy. Led by Abdi Smart, an experienced tour guide known for his exceptional service, you can expect an extraordinary journey filled with insightful stories and hidden facts. Besides the unparalleled expertise, the tour offers incredible value for money, with an abundance of spices available for purchase at the spice shop, allowing you to recreate the flavors of Zanzibar in your own kitchen. Moreover, Abdi Smart also arranges other activities on the island, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable holiday experience tailored to your preferences and interests.

Good to know

The Private Spice Tour has a duration of 2 to 3 hours, providing ample time to immerse yourself in the world of spices. The tour includes a visit to Jambo Spice Farm, where you'll discover an extensive collection of botanical species. It's important to come prepared with comfortable shoes, as the tour involves walking through the gardens. Don't hesitate to ask questions during the tour to enhance your knowledge and understanding of spices. With Abdi Smart as your guide, rest assured that you will receive a personalized and remarkable experience, creating lasting memories of your time in Zanzibar.


Travelers who have embarked on the Private Spice Tour praise the exceptional knowledge and enthusiasm of Abdi Smart. They commend his ability to make the tour engaging and enriching, providing a deeper appreciation for Zanzibar's spice heritage. Many guests highlight the high value for money, as the price exceeds the quality of service received. By choosing the Private Spice Tour, visitors have gained a deeper understanding of Zanzibari spices, with some even expressing a desire to revisit the island to further explore its culinary treasures. Overall, reviews convey immense satisfaction with the experience, emphasizing the tour's ability to capture the true essence of Zanzibar's rich cultural heritage.



5 (7)


We have spend about two weeks in Paje - at this time Abdi took care of us and helped us a lot with tours and was very flexible to suit our schedule. He is very professional, knows whole Island. Tours were adjusted to our personal plans and needs. No issues with communication - Abdi speaks English very well and always checking on us if all has been delivered as promised. Summarising - very professional and individual approach, all was as agreed and planned. We highly recommend Abdi as Your local guide and person to contact if You want to explore Zanzibar and it’s best. We had an amazing time - thx Abdi and all the best!


This is one of the most beautiful trips in Zanzibar! Iur guide Abdi was attentive and very professional. The spice farm is a must see foe anyone visiting this beautiful island. Its one thing ro cook using spices, its another when u see the origins, hear the stories, taste the food and just enjoy the bountiful spices and produce this island offers. Thanks a lot Abdi foe making it a memorable trip🙏🏼🙏🏼


ABDI picked 12 of us up from our Hotel in Nungwi, and transported us to the JAMBO Spice Farm where we started the afternoon with a delicious LUNCH! They served many traditional dishes such as Rice with Coconut and Cardamom, Fried Fish, Green Banana Stew, a Tomato and Coconut sauce and a luvly Red onion relish. We dined well! Next, they let us taste some delectable local fruit, such as Watermelon, Red Bananas, and what I would describe as Pomelo (similar to a pink grapefruit, with a green skin). Then our guide walked us all over the Farm Picking, Plucking and Pointing out Flowers, Pods and Seeds of the many fragrant familiar and unfamiliar spices. Some of the highlights included Vanilla, Black and Red Pepper, Nutmeg, Huge Durian and Ginger Root. They made us the customary tropical leaf crowns and bracelets for the ladies. We even got to see ‘Mr. Butterfly’ climb to the top of a towering coconut palm. My only complaint would be the Spice Market, which had a lovely selection of Afro-Indian spices, but it was poorly lit, and wayyy overpriced compared to the larger pouches of spices we saw later in Stone Town. WHAT A LOVELY EXCURSION!

Naif A

We booked private spice tour with Abdi smart it was very good organized we ate very good food,learning about the uses of spices and many more . Abdi is very friendly, knowledgeable , fluent in English, and very well known and familiar wirh Zanzibar. He is open to talk, direct and up to the point. Ver We decided to book other tour from him direct because he really knows what he is doing so If you visit zanzibar and want to enjoy your vocation please book your with Abdi .


We booked the private spice farm tour woth abdi tours and were very happy. Transport worked very well and was on time. The driver, Hussein, was very friendly. The jambo spice farm whoch we visited is a great opportunity to see the local work with spices. As the tour and communication with abdi worked so well, we booked another tour direcrly with him, which we could design to our liking. Would totally recommend.


Ask for Seif (pronounced Safe) was extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and light hearted. He made the spice tour memorable!


So many people do activities in zanzibar but Abdi smart tour guide is the best ,we hope to come back to him again .
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-22 22:09
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