There are many elements to the Swahili culture – music, dance, visual arts, traditional games and cuisine just to name a few. A tour such as this is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture and an opportunity to see how many Zanzibaris live on a day to day basis. 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. Daily activities such as women weaving baskets, grinding millet and cooking local dishes using traditional methods. Watch how they decorate themselves with the traditional henna body painting and braid hair. Behold the sight of young boys making rope 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 men of the village as they weave palm fronds to make the thatch roofs for their huts or play a game of Bao, Zanzibar's favorite pastime. Further afield you may find cassava and bananas plantations which can be seen and tasted – they come in many different forms such as cassava chips, grilled cassava, ripe banana with coconut, and grilled banana with local spices. The Cultural Tour is the ideal excursion for those who want a real insight into the people and life on the Island and is a great way to support sustainable tourism for the people of Zanzibar.
Advisable . Sunscreen and Hat.
Please dress conservatively when visiting local villages - women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers.