Zanzibar has long been known as Spice Island. This 4-hour, multisensory tour explores the islands 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 dont 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 Zanzibars relationship to spices and the spice trade. Taste seasonal spices and a variety of fresh fruits weather permitting, youll 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 farmers 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, youll head back to Stone Town.