Mr Mitu's Office
Good for: learning about spices
Lonely Planet review for Mr Mitu's Office
Organise spice tours through your hotel, a travel agent, the Tourist Information Office or through the long-standing Mr Mitu's office, although the tours are no longer led by Mr Mitu, and don't differ significantly from those organised elsewhere, other than perhaps being more crowded. The office is signposted near Ciné Afrique. Costs for all tours include a lunch of local food seasoned with some of the spices you've just seen.
They depart about 09:30 and return by about 14:30 (later, if a stop at Mangapwani beach is included). It's best to book a day in advance (you will be collected from your hotel), though it's usually no trouble to just show up in the morning. If you want your own spice tour - ie not join up with groups from other hotels - you'll need to make this clear when booking, and will probably have to pay more per person, depending on how many are in your group.