Taste of Zanzibar


Taste of Zanzibar

Country: Tanzania, United Republic Of, Region: Zanzibar, City: Zanzibar

Tour Description

There is no better way to get to know a culture than by learning about and tasting its food. On this half day tour, you will wander the streets of old Stone Town with your guide and discover an exciting and historic town known for it’s rich culture and culinary diversity. Discover the history and culture by visiting local food stalls and restaurants and tasting local specialties.

The custom of drinking coffee, or ‘kahawa’ in Zanzibar is an age-old ritual with which most Zanzibaris begin their day. Start the morning by hopping onto the kahawa trail to discover the best coffee that Zanzibar has to offer. Traditionally served from conical steel pots into tiny, intricate porcelain cups, the flavour of Zanzibar kahawa reflects the islands spicy reputation: dark roasted coffee beans, fresh ground cinnamon and cardamom blended by scalding hot water and served in small, powerful shots.
The perfect accompaniment to coffee is halwa; a sweet, sticky confection that is traditionally served at weddings and special occasions. Watch as the local men combine the mix of sugar, oil, butter, and cashew and pistachio nuts and spread it out in huge sheets for setting.

Enjoy the unique and very popular dish ‘Rojo’, a soup mixed with ‘kachori’ and potatoes, and sprinkled with cassava. Visit local bread makers and try the many different types of bread on offer. Wash it all down with an ice cold, freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or the refreshing taste of the traditional coconut, ‘madafu’.

The tour ends at Darajani market with local fruit tasting of everything that is in season.

Tour Includes

Return transfers in air-conditioned vehicle, local guide (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish)

Tour Excludes

Tipping, purchases of personal nature

Tour Note

Half Day Tour