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Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch

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US$ 41.00
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    What to Expect
    Zanzibar has long been known as ‘Spice Island.’ This 4-hour, multisensory tour explores the island’s history in the spice trade. Take in the heady aromas and scents of spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, chilis, vanilla, saffron and curry. The island also cultivates pineapples, jackfruits, lemons, limes, oranges, pomelos, durians and coconuts.
    The tour offers an off-the-beaten-path tour to see a part of Zanzibar many travelers don’t witness. Meet your local guide at your Stone Town hotel, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to a rural farming village. At a spice farm, learn about the history of Zanzibar’s relationship to spices and the spice trade. Taste seasonal spices and a variety of fresh fruits — weather permitting, you’ll even get to taste coconut straight from the tree!
    Next, meet a cassava farmer, who will demonstrate typical African farming techniques. Then, learn how to prepare a traditional sauce with coconut milk and cassava leaves during a hands-on cooking lesson in the farmer’s outdoor kitchen. After the lesson, taste your sauce along with a traditional Swahili lunch including spiced rice, bananas and farm-fresh local vegetables.
    At the end of the tour, you’ll head back to Stone Town.
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    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    I had the best time and I am happy that me and my friend decided to do this adventure. Our local guide Saida was very knowledgeable and she was quite entertaining. We also had a very good driver. I liked the forest, where we were...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Nejca Z
    Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

    Us 2 did Spice tour with Saida and it was aonething really worth to do if staying on Zanzibar island. Saida explained us what and how they're growing fruit and spices which was followed by amazing traditional lunch. Highlight was visiting village where we prepared...More

    2  Thank Lana T
    Reviewed 3 March 2019

    Nice morning tour with our guide Saida. Got to see, smell and taste many different fruits and spices on the farm. Lunch was tasty and fresh. Enjoyed getting my hands dirty on the second farm we visited, planting cassava, and preparing a traditional dish. Everyone...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank mghass
    Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

    The tour took longer than expected, but I am happy it did. Amigo was a great tour guide and really knows his history. We got to see how locals lived and helped them cook a small recipe. We were able to buy spices and other...More

    2  Thank Danica-Rae M
    Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

    Othman was simply amazing as a guide. We went to excursions to Prison Island and the following day we went to Nakupenda Beach, both with Othman as our guide. He's respectful, kind, witty, patient, interactive, knowledgable and trustworthy. We were a group of 7 one...More

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