Food travel 7 days

Food Travel around Zanzibar

This 7 tasty days uncovers a world bursting of mouth-watering food, tasty spices and exotic fruit. Indulge in Zanzibar’s rich flavors, newly caught sea treasures and amazing beaches paired with real-world experiences. All in a paradise setting with palm fringed white sanded beaches and turquoise sea.

Start:              Jambiani
Finish:           Stone Town
Theme:          Food
Days:              8
Breakfasts:   7
Dinner:           7
Excursions:  10

Why we love this trip

  • Get a real taste of Zanzibars Indian/African/Arabic kitchen, spices and exotic fruit
  • Be surrounded by Zanzibars culture and friendly people.
  • Get in touch with the street food and street life of Zanzibar
  • Visit various restaurants around the island
  • Discover five different beaches and villages on Zanzibar


Day 1
Pick up at airport. 1.15 h transfer to Jambiani on the South East coast and check in at Sharazad Boutique Hotel
18.00 Welcome drink- with fresh exotic fruit of course
19.00 Welcome dinner at Sharazad. Introduction to Zanzibar’s food and spices. Seafood, vegetables and fruit in season cocked in a classic Zanzibar way with Indian influences.
Taste Zanzibar Food Travel at Sharazad Hotel

Sharazad in Jambiani is straight on the beach with a lovely pool and lounge area

Day 2
After a luscious breakfast, with lots of exotic fruit and freshly squeezed juice, we soak some sun, sand and sea and spend a lazy day on Jambianis white sanded palm fringed beach.

18.00 Sunset drink at Upendo overlooking the famous “The Rock” restaurant
19.00 Three course dinner at “The Rock”

Overnight at Sharazad Boutique Hotel

Food Travel Tate Zanzibar to The Rock Restaurant

At high tide you have to swim or go by boat to The Rock

Day 3
14.00 Exotic fruit tasting- fruit, juice and smoothies. We try all the fruit in season. Guaranteed a few you never seen before.

16.00 We drive 20 km north to Michamvi at the end of the peninsula for a walk and sunset over Chwaka Bay. Overlooking the sunset we look forward for a Swahili BBQ with catch of the day and Zanzibar spices accompanied by the breeze and a beach fire. Guaranteed peaceful and tasty.

Overnight at Sharazad Boutique Hotel 

Food travel Zanzibar Michamvi beach

The beach of Michamvi is quiet and has a sunset over Chwaka Bay

Day 4
12.00 Sailing and snorkeling with a traditional wood trimaran out on the crystal clear blue water.
19.00 Five course dinner with Zanzibar/Indian/Persian influences at Sharazad.

Overnight at Sharazad Boutique Hotel 

Food Travel Zanzibar. Boat sailing outside Jambiani

The beaches on Jambiani is some of the best on the island and the water is clear

Day 5

Today visit to Kizimkazi– one of two main fishing villages where the big fish- tuna, marlin, red snapper, king fish etc- is caught with line. We get there in time to see the boats come in and join the fish auction. Some swimming will be possible during the day.

18.00 Sunset drink at Karamba Resort
19.30 5 course tasting dinner at Karamba

Return to Jambiani and overnight at Sharazad Boutique Hotel 

Food Travel Zanzibar man in Kizimkazi having a big fish on his head

In Kizimkazi the big fish is caught and you can see tuna, marlin, red snapper and as in the picture: sword fish.

Day 6
9.00 Transfer to Stone Town and Spice tour en route. Lunch at the farm prepared from raw material grown in the area.
14.00 Check in at Kholle House  . A charming small boutique hotel in the heart of Stone Town.
17.30 Sundowner at Swahili House- one of the best sundowner spots in Stone Town overlooking the roofs of town and the sun setting in the horizon.
19.00 Dinner in Kholle House peaceful courtyard. Zanzibar marries Europe on your plate. 21.00 Walk to Forodhani Park- the place for Stone Towners to socialize and eat in the evening. Try ginger tea at Babu Chai or a typical Zanzibari sugar cane juice – spiced with ginger and lime.

Overnight at Kholle House-a personal boutique hotel in the heart of soulful Stone Town full of antiquities following the Spice Route to Zanzibar.

Food Travel Zanzibar. Sunset over Stone Town

Sunset over Stone Town from Swahili House

Day 7
09.00 Stone Town tour “Life in Stone Town”  Our guide show us the real Zanzibar and the best place to buy spices. Visit to Darajani market to see all the islands local specialties that we have been eating.
12.00 Coffee roasting at Zanzibar Coffee House followed by coffee and snack for those who wants. Zanzibar Coffee House has its own coffee plantations in Mbeya, Tanzania mainland, and has won many prices for its high quality coffee.
14.00 Lunch at Luukman´s – the most popular local restaurant with lots of choices to cover the whole Swahili food pallet.
18.00 Sundowner and dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi – 3 course Swahili cross kitchen dinner with 270 degrees sea view and the call for prayers all over town reaching us as we lean back on the comfy cushions.

Overnight at Kholle House 

Foof Travel Zanzibar. People are cooking on the street

In Stone Town people live their lives on display and cook together in the streets

Day 8
Shopping of time allows. Or maybe a continued Zanzibar holiday?
Transfer to airport

included activities

  • Return transfer to airport
  • Welcome drink
  • Welcome dinner at Sharazad
  • Visit to Pingwe and Upendo
  • Three course dinner at “The Rock”
  • Visit to Michamvi and dinner at the beach
  • Sailing and snorkeling with a traditional wood trimaran
  • Five course dinner at Sharazad.
  • Visit to Kizimkazi fishing village
  • Five course tasting dinner at Karamba Resort, Michamvi
  • Roof top sundowner at Swahili House
  • Dinner in Kholle House peaceful courtyard
  • Stone Town tour “Life in Stone Town”
  • Coffee roasting at Zanzibar Coffee House
  • Lunch at Luukman´s local restaurant
  • Sundowner and three course dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi