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Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

1. Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson

Visit an organic spice farm on this 3-hour guided tour to learn about one of Zanzibar’s most popular industries: spices. Discover how the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and more. See why the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, is sometimes called the "Spice Islands".   When you arrive, the spice farm guide will describe how the spices are grown and used as medication and flavor in dishes. See spices like vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, and many more. You’ll be able to touch, smell, and taste the spices and herbs directly from plants—you’ve never smelled spices as fresh as these before. Along with these fragrant plants, there will also be some fresh tropical fruits to see and taste.     Later, take the opportunity to join a cassava leaf harvest, make coconut milk, and practice some cooking. Then, a coconut tree climber will pick some fresh young coconut fruits for you to try. End the trip with lunch at the spice farm and the opportunity to purchase spices from the shop.

Stonetown: Food Markets and Street Food Walking Tour

2. Stonetown: Food Markets and Street Food Walking Tour

Take part in a unique 3-hour evening food tour in Stone Town. After hotel pickup, your tour will start at 6:00 PM at Darajani Market, where locals go to buy their fruits and vegetables. Experience the fun hustle and bustle of this busy market and admire the multitude of foods on offer.   Your next stop will be at Swahili House restaurant, the best place to watch the sun go down. As you watch the sky change colors, enjoy some soft drinks or local beers made in Tanzania. Afterwards, explore the streets of the city, which has itself been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear stories about the city and see where the locals gather to celebrate events, watch football, or just have tea and play some games. Continue walking to Forodhani Garden, which hosts a popular street food market in the evenings. Try out local foods and drinks like Zanzibar Pizza, urojo soup, shawarma, sugarcane juice, spice tea, coffee, and more.   Your tour will end at 8:00 PM, at which point you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Zanzibar: Stone Town Night Tour with Live Performance

3. Zanzibar: Stone Town Night Tour with Live Performance

Discover the night life of Stone Town with this private tour. Visit a popular night market, Forodhani Gardens to pair some delicious street food with a cold beer or a soft drink of your choice.  Travel to a venue that is only known to locals where you can tap your foot to some real African music. Follow your guide as you learn more about Zanzibar through its food and music. 

Sunday Organic Food Buffet Lunch of Local Cuisine

4. Sunday Organic Food Buffet Lunch of Local Cuisine

After pickup, head to a local farm where you will be greeted and provided with an introduction to the buffet and the cuisine you will be trying. All products served at the buffet are made and grown on the farm, which includes chicken and eggs. Locally-caught fish is also occasionally on the menu. The fresh organic and local produce is picked when it is ripe and has the highest nutritional value. Seasonal fruit juices, mint flavored water and coconut water are just some of the beverages served. Hang out with others and meet new people while enjoying great food.

Zanzibar: Stone Town Private Food Tour with a Guide

5. Zanzibar: Stone Town Private Food Tour with a Guide

While savouring the local treats, including a proper lunch, you will learn about the Stone Town and the life in Zanzibar. On this Zanzibar food tour you will have local snacks, lunch, see the market place, taste fresh fruit and end up with coffee at the famous Jaw’s Corner. This privat tour gives a great insight into the unique Zanzibar cuisine. While the focus of the tour is in Zanzibar food, it also takes you to the market place, through many historical sites and the daily life of Stone Town. Zanzibar food is very vegetarian and vegan friendly, just let our guide know! For food allergies. You will be visiting: Fish Market Vegetable Market Meat and Chicken Market Home made bites Home made Uroji Mix 2 different local small restaurants Street Cafe

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What people are saying about Zanzibar

We had a wonderful evening with Abw! He picked us up from our hotel, showed us the buzzing local food market, shared insights to zanzibari culture, people & life, we had our sundowner on a lovely rooftop and the highlight: delicious and freshly prepared local foods on the night market! He reassured us several times, that the products we tried are fresh, met our preferences & were super tasty. We can only recommend this tour through lively Stone Town by night! HAKUNA MATATA!

Spice Farm tour was thorough and engaging. Not only did I learn about the different spice plants, but also go to experience traditional Zanzibari cooking with the spices from the farm. Visiting the spice farm was one of the highlights of my trip to Zanzibar. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about spices and their many uses.

Bellissima esperienza! Abbiamo cucinato insieme alla cuoca del posto e visto le spezie al naturale. La guida è stata estremamente precisa e attenta al particolare. Tutti i ragazzi della fattoria sono stato davvero carini e gentili e ci hanno fatti sentire a casa. Merita davvero

Very much enjoyed the tour and the guide Juma is excellent. He is very kind, informative and knowledgeable.

Fantastic guide Excellent English and local knowledge We all would recommend this tour with this guide !