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Zesty Zanzibar

From CAD 54 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Discover '€œThe 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
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.

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 '€œSpice 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. Every 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
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • 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
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Good to know Dress standard: Modest dress and good walking shoes for the farm.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Closure: There might be changes in the tour plan during the month of Ramadan and on national holidays.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
other information
Urban Adventures / Product Category: Local culture
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