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Explore a Pristine Villages and Tour a Seaweed Farm
Meet locals, visit their village, explore a seaweed farm, and meet with a real witch doctor! This half-day excursion takes you to the village of Jambiani, where you’ll get to experience authentic rural Zanzibar life. This tour is planned in cooperation with the village and includes a donation to the community.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Get a taste of rural
life and meet a local
On this tour, you’ll gain an understanding of local life and culture in rural Zanzibar. You’ll get to meet an eclectic mix of people, each practicing different cultural traditions in Jambiani village.
This area is one of the main areas for seaweed farming in Zanzibar. You can always find local women at the beach during low tide, gathering seaweed. Today, there is also a soap factory that uses seaweed as its main ingredient. On this tour, you’ll visit a seaweed farm and learn about the harvest.
You’ll also learn about other aspects of rural life here, by visiting a female pottery and handicrafts group, as well as a local school. Among other things, you’ll learn the process of making rope from coconut fiber.
Lastly, this tour includes a visit to a local witch doctor. This shaman is said to be able to protect you from bad spirits and make all your sufferings go away, using traditional rituals and herbs.
We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you’ll get to try authentic Zanzibari cuisine, seasoned with delicious spices and herbs.
Book Your Jambiani Village Tour
55 USD per person
Private walking tour
- Transfer from Jambiani or Paje
- Professional local guide
- Local lunch
- Exotic fruit tasting
- Coffee / tea
- Visit to a seaweed farm
- Donation to the village
- Drinking water
Transfer from Zanzibar City or any other beach area – 70 USD per car (up to 5 pax).
Modest dress that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended. Don’t forget to bring good walking shoes.
Colors of Zanzibar contributes to the development of the village and its inhabitants by donating a fair portion of the tour’s price to the community. You do not need to give any donations.