There are many elements to Swahili culture; music and dance, visual arts, traditional games, cuisine, and dhow culture to name but a few. A cultural tour is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves into the local culture and see how many Zanzibari’s live on a day to day basis.
Note: Tourists may combine this tour with either a Dolphin tour, a Stone town tour, or a Spice tour.
On this half day tour, your guide will accompany you to a rural village where you will have the opportunity to see daily activities being undertaken; women weaving baskets, grinding millet, cooking local dishes using traditional methods. Watch as they decorate themselves with the traditional henna body painting and braid their hair. Behold the sight of young boys making ropes and scaling tall palm trees for fresh coconuts which are then peeled and cracked open for a refreshing drink under the midday sun.
Sit with the village men as they weave palm fronds to make thatch roofs for their huts or play a game of Bao, Zanzibar’s favourite pastime. Further afield cassava plantations and bananas with their various products can be visited and tasted like cassava chips, grilled cassava, ripe banana with coconut and grilled banana with local spices.
The Cultural Tour is an ideal excursion for those who want a real insight into the Zanzibari way of life on the Island and is a great way to support sustainable tourism and the people of Zanzibar.