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Zanzibar: Small-Group Stone Town Food and Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the charming streets of Zanzibar’s Stone Town with an expert local guide on an afternoon food tour that takes you to the best local food spots in town as well as a vibrant market.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
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  • Enjoy a traditional lunch of fish, local vegetables and fresh bread at a local restaurant
  • Discover Stone Town’s tastiest food and the best places to find it
  • Learn about the history of this magnificent world heritage site
  • Visit the vibrant local food market and interact with locals going about their day
  • Perk yourself up with a strong coffee at an iconic spot in the heart of Stone Town
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Your afternoon food tour begins in the heart of Stone Town. After a brief introduction, make your way to a local shop to try a mixture of salty and sweet snacks. The friendly shop owner will invite you to sit on a mat on the shop floor to eat, as this is the customary way of eating in this part of the world. Then enjoy a sit-down lunch. While the dishes may vary depending on the season and what’s available, your meal will usually consist of a delicious soup, locally caught and prepared fish, vegetables and fresh bread.

After filling up on a tasty lunch, head to the local market for an authentic slice of daily life in Stone Town. This colorful and lively market is where the locals go to pick up everything from spices and fresh dates to locally caught fish and meat. As you traverse the market, learn more about its history and importance to daily life in Zanzibar from your local guide. During the tour, stop to enjoy a dessert of fruit, most likely a fresh coconut, but it will depend on availability that day.

Finish your tour with a cup of strong Zanzibar coffee at an iconic joint that’s been popular with locals for decades, where they come for catch-ups with neighbors, political debates and board games. It’s a genuine hidden gem in the heart of the old town that many tourists pass by, but few realize that they can sit down and enjoy a local-style coffee as the locals do. Afterward, follow your guide back through the enchanting maze that is Stone Town, back to the Old Fort where it all began.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Fruit and coffee
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

In front of the Old Fort (known as Ngome Kongwe) main entrance in Stone Town, next to the Forodhani Park and Gardens

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This is a child-friendly tour, children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge
• Vegetarians and some other dietary restrictions can be catered for on this tour, with the exception of gluten-free guests or those with nut allergies
• The tour is capped at a maximum of 12 participants
• It is strongly recommended to dress modestly, covering your mid-section and knees

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Product ID: 336316