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Zanzibar Traditional Cooking Class

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Zanzibar Traditional Cooking Class

Dole, Zanzibar

4 hrs Guided Tour


Warmly welcome to join our Zanzibar traditional cooking class, with originality from our ancestors, all the cooking tools are copied from our old times when our grandparents enjoyed good days with food around coastal of Zanzibar. Cooking class with vegetable and spices harvesting in the farm will give you insight of uses of spices in the food and also as medicines! The lessons are extremely informative and full of learning and practical time.


Hands-on cooking lessons

Suitable for individuals and groups

Each session is followed by lunch or dinner

Introduction to local spices grown on the Island

Walking tour of Zanzibar spice farms and plantations

Designed for those who want to create delicious Swahili meals

Learn about spices, local herbs, origins and the medicinal uses

What You Can Expect

Take a tour with your chef through Darajani for market tour and learn on our culture of buying, after shopping we will a private transfer to Dole village in the central part of Zanzibar for the spice tour. A guided walking tour passes through villages and spice plantations to harvest some of ingredients with the Chef, and back to the class where we will cook together three courses, and dessert. A walk through the farms as spice farms workers climbs trees, seek out specific plants and cuts off various barks, letting you see, feel and taste everything. You will be decorated with palm-leaf accessories such as ties, rings, bracelets and glasses. At the Spice farms you will have an opportunity to taste some of the exotic fruits of Zanzibar.

At the end of the hands-on cooking session, we sit down around and enjoy the 4-course meal together. our program runs throughout the year and can be joined by people of all ages. Our cooking classes are divided into two parts , cooking class and harvesting of organic vegetables and cooking class with spice tour. Duration 3 - 4 hours, it takes place once each day.

What's Included

Experienced Professional Tour guide

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car

Bottled water

Entrances Fees

Transport waiting charge

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

What's Excluded

Medical Insurance

International Flights


Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal Nature

Additional Information

Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Good walking shoes would be ideal

Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.

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