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Seaweed Center Tour

Closes in 8 min: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Seaweed Center Tour
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On the shores of Paje village in Zanzibar, The Seaweed Center handcrafts 100% natural products. We believe in doing business with care and passion for the community. At the heart of our philosophy are our supportive partnerships with local organic...more
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Paje, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit to Zanzibar, we did an excursion to the eastern side of the island, to where they farm seaweed. This is a local business venture that was the brainchild of a Dutch girl. She runs the place that employs ten “mamas” and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fred G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to visiting the Seaweed centre and nothing disappointed. I ended up staying back speaking to the staff about Tanzanian industry and history. I loved that it was a non-profit and supported their local 'Momma's' who created the soaps down to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GabrielaC1062
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

You can enjoy and see the process of the seaweed in a nice place which opened in 2011. Can explore the benefits of seaweed and drink fresh juice and buy some soaps to help the community there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nickcytravel
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A must visit when in Zanzibar. Sadly it is not advertised by the tour companies. Fortunately for us, we stayed at the African Sun & Sea and the Sea Weed farming beach was a few minutes away from the resort. The beach is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ibaijnath
Reviewed 27 August 2018

How important for local woman trying to be independent from their fisherman man. They keep all the business to themselves. They all need to stay in there and devellop maybe more into food

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Astrid M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I had the pleasure of visiting yesterday and doing a tour and it was really interesting to see and learn about the seaweed farming and products that are made and the beautiful social impact this project has! Very recommended!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alejandro T
Reviewed 30 June 2018

So interesting to see how they have developed the cottage industry of growing and harvesting seaweed and the ways that they are using the seaweed in the manufacture of soap and other cosmetic products. Now I am home I can testify to the quality of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank travellerX49
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We did the sea weed centre tour and absolutely loved it! It is really cool to hear about all the amazing applications of sea weed and how it is planted, harvested and produced into beauty products. The tour gives you a great impression of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Emmajesse
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Friends visited this place in January and rec it. If you like to support local enterprise, this is the place to go. If you go when the tide is low (we didn't), you can actually go see the seaweed in the water, what it looks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MonaB1980
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I never knew that algae and seaweed are synonymous. If you can endure the heat, while the tide is out, walk through the seaweed growing stakes to begin the tour. The planters, harvesters and soap makers are friends of the environment. They use an abundant,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Latisha H
5 July 2017|
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Response from Klaartje S | Property representative |
Dear Latisha, We are more than happy to send you products through parcel mail- straight from Zanzibar! I cannot provide you with an email address here, so please write to us through Facebook. Kind regards, The team
11 May 2017|
Response from Klaartje S | Property representative |
Good morning, You are more than welcome to come by during that time. There is no need to book the tour in advance. I would however recommend arriving around low tide so that you can view the seaweed farms at which the... More