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 its rich culture and culinary diversity.
On this half day tour, you will wander the streets of the old Stone Town with your guide, and discover an existing and historical town known for its rich culture and culinary diversity. Discover the history and culture of this beautiful area while visiting local food stalls and restaurants, and tasting the local specialties and delicacies.
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 island’s 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, ‘dafu’.
There’s no better way to get to know a culture than learning the local cuisine. As they say cooking is the easiest route to the heart. Prepare to indulge your taste buds, on this culinary tour encompassing typical cuisine from the renown Spice Islands. This will be at Jafferji House and Spa, where Swahili Cooking lessons from the skilled chefs will take place. These cooking lessons are designed for those who want to try their hand at creating delicious Swahili meals.