Swahili Culture Tour

Coconut Palms, Thatching, Baskets, Weaving, Pottery, Grinding Millets, Rice, Coconut Rope Making, Coconut Palm Climbing, Local Cuisine Cooking, Zanzibar Aroma and Incense, Construction of Local muddy Homes, Bread Making, Spices, Banana Plantations, Seasonal Fruits, Local Koranic Schools, etc.

The full day guided tour begins and ends at your hotel. You leave after breakfast and head towards west of Zanzibar to KIZIMBANI Village. The elders of the village will welcome you to have a true Arabic coffee served from the original brass coffeepot. Here you will be able to capitalize on the village life while walking through the local homes and farms. The local inhabitants are always busy carrying on with their daily activities like; grinding millets with mortar pestles; thatching coconut palms; preparation of bread for evening meal – (guests are welcome to taste). – You see locals climbing Coconut Palm Trees – (guests may try it out); – coconut products – madafu milk; baskets; rope; poles; coconut palm caps. Further afield cassava plantations and bananas with their various products can be seen and tasted – cassava chips; grilled cassava; ripe banana with coconut, grilled banana; spices; weaving of baskets, floor mats, brooms, food covers etc.

A visit to Koranic school is part of this tour, where boys and girls are taught in separate areas. You proceed to the last stop to be welcomed by drumbeats where guests are requested to participate in the local dances. Refreshments and local cuisine will be served under a Mango Tree. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.