It is a peaceful walk across the farm together with an experienced trained guide with who you will discover all about Zanzibar unique spices and numerous tropical plants.
For each spice-producing plant encountered along the walk, you will learn about the origins and history of the corresponding spice in Zanzibar. The guide will also introduce you its ways of cultivating and the spice itself processing and then describe its culinary and medicinal properties and traditional local uses with often amusing anecdotes. During the tour, don’t hesitate to share with everybody your personal tips and uses of those spices. Moreover, our farms have its local inhabitants as East-African breeds of goats, cows and poultry and maybe you will have the chance to find monkeys or old long black millipedes.
You will also be invited to use your senses of smell and taste to enjoy the high-aromatic scents and flavors of different parts of the plants such as freshly removed cinnamon bark sample or clove flower bud. Then, once the tour ended, you will have the possibility to enjoy typical Zanzibari food, full of spices and tropical fruits. We cook and prepare ourselves delicious local dishes as well as the tasty “Tea Masala”, an infusion with our own spices including cloves, cardamom, ginger and black pepper. In the case you fancy a lunch after the tour, please inform us while contacting us.
A sustainable tourism attraction
By choosing to have a spice tour with ZSHC, you directly contribute to empower the rural community of Kidichi. Indeed and although farmers like us grow and take care of spices plantations day by day, most of traditional spice tour profits don’t go to them but to the local tour operators planning visitors stays. A spice tour with us, it is only 20 000 tanzanian shillings per person, that is a little more than 12 $ and it will help us to improve our production in of course organic ways.
Contacting us to visit our farms in an authentic way will offer you a great experience of ethical tourism to discover a famous part of Zanzibar natural and cultural heritage while allowing us to get our work recognized as it deserve it.