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Zanzibar Spice Tour

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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The best part is tasting the spices

Most of the tour was very interesting and it's a lot of fun tasting all the spices right from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frances v
Interesting tour, recommend

We had 2 guides, they showed all the plants in the farm. Answered all the questions quite well (not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alla K
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the tour was very interesting and it's a lot of fun tasting all the spices right from the tree/bush. Random low point was the tour guide going on and on about how a particular spice was good for women's libido, and will help...More

2  Thank Frances v
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 2 guides, they showed all the plants in the farm. Answered all the questions quite well (not just yes/no). Took care of our small child when she was bored - which we appreciated a lot. Of course you see that people try to...More

Thank Alla K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time doing the spice tour at Jambo! The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, lunch was delicious and at no point during the visit did we feel pressed to buy anything. Great fun!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour took us on a walk through the forest where we were able to see the actual spices on the trees. The cinnamon was amazing! The guy that lead the tour was so funny. He had about 5 accents he used and it was...More

Thank nawirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good tour because we got to see how spice actually grows and most of them surprised me. Set aside about 90 mins for this tour in order to see all the spices as well as see butterfly guy who was very entertaining....More

1  Thank Preneshen G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting tour, learning a lot on the different spices.It missed a WOW factor though, but nevertheless it was good. Enjoyed seeing Butterfly climb the coconut tree.Enjoyed drinking the fresh coconut water.

Thank Vernon S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I've definitely learnt new things but I expected more herbs and spices. It was very nice that they gave us almost each herbs to try and smell. Attention! Don't waste your money at the end of the trip to buy some of the herbs and...More

Thank Aleksandra S
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was perhaps, one of the best experiences of my trip to Tanzania/Zanzibar last October (2017). I was part of the 'Zanzibar group' from those that attended the Swahili International Tourism Expo and although we never had much time to really explore Zanzibar, experiencing the...More

Thank Omoniyi_David
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Learned so much from this tour, didn't know ginger is used as a viagra and that it can help bronchitis. Our tour guide shabani was very knowledgeable about all the spices. We were told to guess the spice first before he mentioned it. The food...More

1  Thank Secil K
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The higlight of the zanzibar trip was the visit to the spice farm. It was called BIG BODY. Managed by a group of locals the farm offers an enlightening tour of the spices growing on trees, vines, shrubs. The guides were fluent in English French,...More

3  Thank Ayesha R
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neladamata
30 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took so long but, yes,it did include lunch. Beautiful setting overlooking the beach. The food was good but the service was not!
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AshrafBadr
8 August 2017|
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Response from heyitsdray | Reviewed this property |
We did not go through a tour company. We had our taxi driver drop us off and wait for us there. No prior booking needed. It was a fun and interesting tour. We loved it!
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Helen0031
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
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