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Guide to Spice Tour & Swahili Lunch in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is one of the most mystical and beautiful tourist locations in the world, offering scenic views, mouth watering food, vivid greenery, lush vegetation, adventurous activities, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, crystalline water, and exotic flora and fauna. Guests can enjoy adventure and fun as well as relaxation, serenity, peace, and tranquility. A visit to Zanzibar should be on every traveller’s wish list. An essential element of any vacation to Zanzibar is the food, so tourists must definitely enjoy a spice tour and Swahili lunch.


A vacation to Zanzibar is incomplete without a spice tour. As Zanzibar is also known as Spice Island, this is a popular excursion, especially in Stone Town. Visitors get a chance to observe many spices such as cloves, vanilla, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, lemongrass, turmeric, The walking tour allows guests to touch, smell, and taste many kinds of herbs and fruits, as well as spices. Fruits include tropical plants such as coconut, jackfruit, papaya, and oranges. Knowledgeable guides help guests identify these plants and provide valuable information about their uses. Spice farms and plantations such as Tangawizi, Kindichi, and Kizimbani, are perfect for this amazing experience.


The Zanzibar archipelago has a unique and enjoyable cuisine, easy on the palette, and with Indian, Arabic, Chinese, African, and Portugese influences. Here are some famous foods!

  1. Zanzibar has the best tea and coffee in Africa, especially the ginger tea. Another speciality of the area is its sweet and delicious sugarcane juice!
  2. Nyama Chama is grilled meat, eaten with Ugali, a common East African dish. This is a rich, tender barbecue of lamb, chicken, goat, or beef, marinated in lemon juice, turmeric, and curry powder, and roasted over hot coals.
  3. One of the best and most special Swahili dishes is Chipsi Mayai which is a mouth watering omelette made with sauteed potatoes.
  4. Swahili pilau is known for its great flavour and aroma, as it is rice made with exotic spices such as clove, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  5. The delicious octopus curry contains special spices such as turmeric and coriander.
  6. Mtori is a type of plantain soup, which must be tried by visitors.
  7. Seafood such as shellfish, calamari, and prawns is delicious and popular.
  8. Made with walnuts, Date Nut Bread is perfect for lunch in Zanzibar.


A spice farm tour and a Swahili lunch are two experiences that can make a trip to Zanzibar special and unforgettable, as the guests not only get to taste exquisite flavours, but can also gain valuable knowledge and explore the raw beauty of nature in Zanzibar