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  • 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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“Between my partner and I we have been to Bangkok multiple times but surprisingly this urban adventure took us to places we hadn't yet been to. The local temples and shrines were interesting with fortune telling and monk blessings thrown in. The street food stalls were a hit with our 16 year old son who even attempted some of the best vegetable dumplings found in Chinatown if not the whole of Bangkok. The Black Chicken Soup with tasty medicinal herbs was my favourite. We really enjoyed our Urban Adventure and our leader Gof was terrific. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
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Itinerary
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.
what’s included
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Cooking lesson.
what’s excluded
  • All spices and other products sold at the farm
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Zanzibar, Tanzania/ Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Full payment of 41 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : In front of the Old Fort main entrance, Stone Town, Zanzibar. Meeting end point : Drop off to anywhere in Stone Town
CancellationCancellation 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.
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  • Your Trip

    For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

  • Dress Standard

    Modest dress and good walking shoes for the farm.

  • Tipping

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

  • Closure

    There might be changes in the tour plan during the month of Ramadan and on national holidays.

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