Locals grinding millet

Music, Dance, Art! Swahili Culture Trip on Zanzibar Island

Product ID: 24524

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Key Details
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pick-up service

Pre-arranged hotel pick-up is included.

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What You'll Do
  • Experience the rich Swahili culture on Zanzibar Island
  • Observe the local traditions
  • Play a game of Bao, Zanzibar's favorite pastime
Experience the rich Swahili culture of Zanzibar Island on this half-day tour. As you travel through local villages, immerse yourself in African culture while learning about Swahili’s music, dance, visual arts, traditional games, and rich cuisine.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in Swahili culture on this half-day tour of Zanzibar Island. The Swahili culture is famous for its music, dance, visual arts, traditional games, and rich cuisine, and as you wander through rural Zanzibar, you have the chance to experience it all.

Your local guide will take you through a rural village where you can observe the everyday life of the Zanzibar people. Traditional daily activities include basket weaving, grinding millet, and cooking with traditional methods. In addition, you can watch the women decorate themselves with traditional henna body painting, and witness the young boys making rope to scale palm trees and search for coconuts.

A cultural tour is an ideal excursion for those seeking real insight into the life of the islanders. This tour promotes sustainable tourism and supports the people of Zanzibar.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from stone town hotels (transfers from hotels out of stone town are available on request at an additional cost)
  • Water
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
Contact Gallery Tours and Safaris (+255 777 853 824) to schedule your hotel pick-up.

Please dress conservatively. When walking through Stone Town, women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers. Contact Gallery Tours and Safaris suggest wearing comfortable closed walking shoes.

This tour is best enjoyed in the afternoon.

Russian Guide supplement is USD $30 for a group of up to 18 people.

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Product ID: 24524