Zanzibar City

Zesty Zanzibar


Explore Zanzibar through its unique culture, art & history.


Join one of our most popular tours!


Try delicious local food & exotic fruits.

Food and Spice Tour with Traditional Swahili Cooking Class

Get to know Zanzibar through its spices! This tour takes you to a local farm and village, where you’ll learn about the spices that are grown here and how they’re used in traditional Swahili cooking. Join a local woman as she shows you how to collect cassava leaves for a vegetarian, coconut milk-based sauce, which you’ll prepare together in her outdoor kitchen. After your cooking lesson, sit down with your host and new friends, and enjoy a delicious lunch made from fresh, local ingredients.


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Enjoy local spices,

delicious food, and

Zanzibari village life

From your pick-up in Stone Town, we’ll travel to a local spice farm for an intimate tour. You’ll get to smell and taste different spices and seasonal fruits that are grown in Zanzibar and learn how they are cultivated and used — not just in Swahili cuisine, but also in medications and beauty products.

You’ll then head to a nearby village by car (about 5 minutes). Enjoy a short walking tour of the village, to see how the houses are built and learn how local people live. It’s here that you’ll meet a local woman who will show how she cultivates cassava — you can test out your own skills as an African farmer! Together, you’ll collect some cassava leaves, then head to her home for a hands-on cooking class in her outdoor kitchen.

The vegetarian sauce we’ll make requires first making coconut milk from fresh coconuts, which is the base of many Swahili foods. We’ll then cook the vegetables and once everything is prepared, you’ll get to sit down and enjoy your delicious lunch outside.

Book Your Zesty Zanzibar Tour


45 USD per person


3.5 Hours


Private walking tour


  • Transfers from Stone Town
  • Local profesional guide
  • Cooking lesson with lunch
  • Exotic fruits tasting
  • Tea and drinking water


  • 60 USD per additional car (5 pax) from other parts of the Zanzibar beach area


Pickup location: anywhere in Stone Town

Pickup time: 9.00 or 10:00 am

Drop-off location: anywhere in Stone Town

(Inquire for pick-up and drop-off at other Zanzibar locations.)