Zesty Zanzibar

    • 4 hours
    • TZZA
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $47
    • *Approx package price

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.


* 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

* Taste the distinct flavours of Zanzibar in a delicious Swahili lunch prepared with only the freshest local ingredients

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Pick-up from any Stone Town hotel
  • Finish:

    Drop off to anywhere in Stone Town
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English-speaking guide, transportation, lunch, cooking lesson.
  • Exclusions:

    All spices and other products sold at the farm, tips and gratuities for the guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> <br />If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.

Dress standard

Modest dress and good walking shoes for the farm.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

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.


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. 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.

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