Zanzibar authentic food experience private tour

Pick-up from your hotel in Zanzibar at 8.30 and 9.00am, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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What To Expect

This is a rare opportunity to learn how to cook Swahili food in a Zanzibar traditional way. This authentic experience starts with the shopping at the local market in Darajani, Stone Town to buy the ingredients of the menu of the day with the assistance of the instructor.
The menu may include "supu ya pweza" (octopus soup) or "urojo" for the starter and aromatic Zanzibar dishes like "pilau", "biriani", "samaki, pweza or kuku wa kupaka" (chicken or seafood cooked in concentrated coconut milk), banana and cassava recipes for the main dishes; and "kaimati" or "visheti" for the desserts.
Once the appropriate ingredients are purchased, the instructor will demonstrate how the food is prepared and cooked with the opportunity to participate and try it yourself. Soon the food is cooked, participants share the food with their hosts in the traditional way.

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Important info

  • After booking, you will receive the contact info of the local operator to confirm pick-up time and location
  • Wear loose-fitting, non-transparent clothing that covers your shoulders and legs
What's included
Transport. Guide. Entrance fees. Water. Lunch
What's not included
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Know Before You Go

Shop at the local market in Darajani, Stone Town. Learn how to cook Swahili food. Enjoy local delicacies

Operating days

Monday - Thursday

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 2 days in advance
Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
Meeting Point

Pick-up is available from the following points:

  • Pick-up from Stone Town hotels and Zanzibar Town
  • Pick-up from North West Coast and South West Coast hotels (Mangapwani and Fumba)
  • Pick-up from North East Coast hotels (Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Pongwe, Chwaka, Matemwe)
  • Pick-up from North Coast hotels (Nunwi, Kendwa)
  • Pick-up from South Coast hotels and South East Coast hotels (Kizimkazi, Pingwe, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Makunduch)