Zesty Zanzibar

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Ends Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Discover “The Spice Island” through your senses
  • Indulge your taste buds with samples of fresh tropical fruits and spices at a local spice farm
  • Experience local life and development in a nearby village off the tourist trail
  • Meet a local cassava farmer for a look at African farming techniques and a vegetarian cooking lesson
The Zesty Zanzibar tour starts and ends in Zanzibar. The Zesty Zanzibar is a walking tour that takes 4 hours.

Foodies rejoice! Your favourite cooking element takes centre stage in this Zanzibar food tour of the local spice culture. We’ll take you beyond the shaker to a spice farm to sample the best “Spice Island” has to offer. After exploring a nearby village, we’ll head to the home of a local cassava farmer for a Swahili cooking lesson and lunch of freshly-farmed produce.
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Mr. Khai's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Khai
  • On Dec 17 2015
“Great last day to end my Intrepid Cycle Vietnam tour. A very relaxing, laid back day on the Mekong. Had a great lunch, sample the various fruits and products that the locals produce. Certainly one of the best day ever!”
Mrs. Kathryn's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Kathryn
  • On Apr 20 2016
“I bought this adventure for my husband for his birthday as he loves to kayak. I was feeling unsure going into it but ended up having the most amazing time. The kayaks were very stable and I never felt like I'd fall out - even as we sat and ate our delicious fish and chips for dinner! The tour spanned afternoon, twilight and evening which was a great way to see Melbourne change over time. The tour guides were fantastic - heaps of fun, easy-going and very knowledgable. They made the tour heaps of fun and very social while still making it safe. This tour is such a great way to see Melbourne from a different perspective. My husband and I would definitely recommend this tour so much so that we'll be back to do it again!!”
Ms. Judith's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Judith
  • On Mar 07 2016
“Danny did an excellent job with the variety of food we were invited to try. All extremely tasty.”

Experience the culinary love affair that is Zanzibar and its 100 year relationship to spices! Not long ago, Zanzibar was supplying 80% of the world’s cloves, earning it the nickname of “Spice Island”. Since then, it’s gotten some stiff global competition for its biggest export, but the distinctive flavours are still very much present in local cuisine and culture.

We begin our Zanzibar food tour at the source – a local spice farm. Here, you’ll get a chance to taste seasonal samples and learn local farming techniques. Think Zanzibar only farms spices? Think again! On top of your spicy favourites like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, chilli, vanilla, saffron, and curry, they also cultivate pineapples, jackfruits, lemons, limes, oranges, pomelos, durians, and coconuts which you may get to taste straight from the tree! 

After snacking on a variety of fresh fruits, we’ll head over to a nearby farming village. This is a rare opportunity to explore a local village off the tourist route and experience local life, work, and development just as it is.

From there, we’ll visit a local farmer to see her small cassava farm. After trying our hand at African farming, she’ll take us to her outdoor kitchen for a local cooking lesson. All the ingredients used for the vegetarian dish are fresh from the village and nearby farmland. Ever wanted to know how to make coconut milk from a fresh coconut? Now’s your chance!

Our Zanzibar tour will end with a tasty Swahili lunch, including the dish we prepared as well as spiced rice, bananas, and local in-season produce. Feeling satisfied, we’ll head back to Stone Town. On our way, make sure to ask your local guide about other off-the-beaten-path adventures in Zanzibar.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cooking lesson.
  • All spices and other products sold at the farm
  • tips and gratuities for the guide.
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Cancellation for this Zesty Zanzibar tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 41 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Zesty Zanzibar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Zesty Zanzibar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

In front of the Old Fort main entrance, Stone Town, Zanzibar.

Meeting end point :

Drop off to anywhere in Stone Tow

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