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Breathe in Zanzibar’s scents and spices on a 4-hour food and culture tour with a Swahili lunch, and learn to prepare a traditional cassava leaf sauce. Visit a spice farm deep in Zanzibar’s countryside, and learn the island’s remarkable role in the historic spice trade. Taste fresh spices and seasonal fruits, see how cassavas are cultivated and processed, and join in a short cooking lesson in the farm’s outdoor kitchen. Enjoy a traditional meal of richly spiced rice with vegetables and fruit then return to Stone Town in an air-conditioned minivan.


  • A 4-hour food- and spice-focused tour in a local farming village
  • Visit a local spice farm and learn about the history of Zanzibar’s relationship to spices
  • Meet a rural farmer and learn African farming methods and even perform some techniques yourself
  • Discover the many vibrant spices that Zanzibar has to offer
  • Learn to make a traditional island sauce and then eat it with lunch

What You Can Expect

Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch

Immerse yourself in the magic of ''The Spice Island''

Customer Reviews

Roxanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We truly enjoyed spending time with our guide as well as the family in the village. The lunch was delicious, first time eating jack fruit! We learnt and laughed a lot. Absolutely worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very informative tour. From how those in the village cooking demonstration was great. The Spice FarmvTour was fun and informative. I learned a lot.

beverly b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very entertaining excursion. The folks were knowledgeable, kind, great cooks and shared a very close up experience with the folks in the country side.....AWESOME

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