Zanzibar spice plantation and Prison Island private tour

Zanzibar, Tanzania
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What To Expect

Zanzibar is known as the ‘Spice Island’, you’ll tour a spice farm to see where the likes of vanilla, nutmeg, and cardamom are grown while learning and tasting as you go. You’ll head into the countryside for this private tour, and the spice plantations that cover Zanzibar will be your focus for the morning. Once you arrive at the farms, you’ll set off on a two-hour tour to see where pepper, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon are grown. Your guide will give you the lowdown on how spices are used in local dishes, medicine, and ceremonies, too.You'll head to Stone Town to catch the boat over to Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island – it's approximately a 30-minute crossing. It's inhabited by giant tortoises, and you'll visit the foundation that takes care of them. You will also visit the Prison Island Museum, where you can learn more about its history, and then have time to swim, snorkel, and have lunch. You’ll need to pack your bathing suit for this one as you’ll be enjoying the pristine beaches and waters that encircle Changuu Island.

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Important info

Know in advance:

  • After booking, you will receive the contact info of the local operator to confirm pick-up time and location
  • Infants (0-3 years) can join the tour for free

Remember to bring:

  • A swimsuit, light clothing, beach towels, sunscreen, and sunglasses
What's included
Entrance fees. Water. Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Transportation. Tour guide
What's not included
Food and drinks
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Know Before You Go

See the spicy and rich side of Zanzibar. Learn about Zanzibar's culture through its spice. Cruise to Changgu Island or known as Prison Island

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 2 days in advance
Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
Meeting Point

Pick-up from your hotel in Zanzibar at 8.30 and 9.00am. Pick-up is available from the following points: Stone Town hotels and Zanzibar Town; North West Coast hotels and South West Coast hotels (Mangapwani, Fumba); North East Coast hotels (Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Pongwe, Chwaka, Matemwe); North Coast hotels (Nungwi, Kendwa); South Coast hotels and South East Coast hotels (Kizimkazi, Pingwe, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Makunduchi).