Taste The Island Spices & Herbs in Pemba Island

Mtambwe Village, North Region of Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Offered in: English and French

Tour Duration

3 hours (Approximately)

Minimum Group Size

1 Person

Maximum Group Size

50 People

Tour Type

Art & Culture



Minimum Age

Children with 2 years & above

Meeting & Pickup

Pick-up/Drop-off at any place

Cut-off Time

4 hours before start time

Cancellation Policy

May cancel up to 24 hours

Children Need to be Accompanied By at Least One Adult

Our advice:

  • You can combine with Experience The Pemba Flying Foxes and A Day Out At VumaWimbi Sandbank as full day excursion
  • All spices and other farm produce sold at the farm, do get some
  • Cooking class option in the spice farm is available on request
  • Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes
  • Suitable for individuals and groups


Gain insight to the local tropical fruits, spices and rare species of plants. Depending on the season you will see and taste Vanilla, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Turmeric, LemonGrass, Cloves, Ylang ylang, Cumin, Black Pepper etc. There are so many Spice Farms on the island once you have visited the spice farm, our experienced professional tour guide or the owner shows you around his farm and informs you of all the secrets that these spices hold. 80% of the nice, shape, clove in world harvest comes out of Pemba Island. This tour will take you to some of the most interesting Pemba's clove and spice plantations. While spices no longer dominate Zanzibar's economy as they once did, there are still numerous spice plantations scattered on the island which make an interesting visit. Friendly, knowledgeable and informative Tour Guides will escort you on a walking tour in the spice farms, picking bunches of leaves, fruit and twigs from bushes and trees, inviting you to smell or taste them to guess what they are. This is a half-day tour through Wete old road to Mtambwe village where you can see variety of spices before visiting the oil distillery factory located 4 kilometers from Chake Chake Town Centre at Wawi village. Pemba actually produces the majority of spices exported from Tanzania. You will also visit the Pemba Essential Oil Distillery to see how spices are made into oil.

What's Included

  • Service of Informative, friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car with air condition
  • Waiting Charge, Fuel Surcharges & Service Fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Mineral Water During the Tour
  • Entrances Fees

What's Excluded

  • Medical Insurance if needed
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Expenses of a personal Nature
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Visa Fee

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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