Zanzibar Island Tours
Traditional Zanzibar Cooking Class including Spice Tour

Traditional Zanzibar Cooking Class including Spice Tour

By Splash Tour Company
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 5-99
Duration: 4h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Kajificheni Street, Kajificheni St, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Pickup details
  • We can also arrange a Transfer from the whole part of the Island for your tour.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 195567P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 195567P1

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      • Splash Tour Company
        Stone Town, Tanzania
        Joined in January 2019
      • Escape42936145534
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Experience - Easy going and reliable guides.
        This was really a great experience. We booked the tour the evening before, and the communication via whatsapp was smooth and we immediately found Abdi at the agreed meeting point. The tour guide himself (Massoud) was also great. He was knowledgable and an original local from stonetown. He took us to all the important sights and also explained the historical context, very nice! Over all this was great value for the price, and a generally interesting tour.
        Written January 27, 2024
      • T8284KWjohannac
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable excursions
        Me and my friend made two excursions with Abdi and Splash Tours- the first one was visiting Prison Island and Nakupenda. Even though the short notice from our side the tour was very well organized and we did not have to worry about a thing! Learning more about Prison island and seeing the turtles was great but the true highlight was the visit to the beautiful sandbank and the picnic/barbecue on the beach! The sunset we got to see from the sandbank was truly amazing! The second trip organized was a one day safari trip to Nyerere national park/Celous. We got picked up early in the morning to take a short flight directly to the park. We had great tour guide and this was also an experience to remember! I can only give my very best recommendations to this company- friendly, knowledgeable and service oriented with a very personal touch!
        Written January 8, 2023
      • Andrei C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended! Friendly, knowledgeable guides, very good experience
        We arranged a tour of Stone town one day before and everything went smoothly. Our guide was fluent in English, answered all of our questions, and this was generally a very good, tailored experience. The price was good and clearly communicated from the beginning. We had no surprise stops to be sold souvenirs or other things, to the contrary. The highlight was a stop at a very successful local restaurant where the food was delicious and service was quick. Highly reccomend these guys!
        Written January 2, 2023
      • LolaTravels321
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Really good
        I heard about Splash Tours in a FB group where they got a few recommendations. I know why - we went on a trip to Prison Island and Nakupenda + Stone Town. For the trips to the island we were accompanied by Abdi's younger brother who was very kind and provided us with interesting info, When we got back we took a strole around Stone Town with Abdi, who you can tell knows what he's doing and was great at showing us around the city. We loved it! Great job guys and best to you!
        Written August 3, 2022
      • Cathy H
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great communication helpful and lots of local knowledge
        We loved our tour with Abdi who was a wonderful guide , knowledgeable and helpful and took us to all the interesting places as well as helped us find our place for dinner in the evening . We were so pleased we went with Splash Tours thank you
        Written July 19, 2022
      • Amit123amitperekalsk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We did the nakupenda sandbank and prison island trip. It was PERFECT. No complaints. Everyone was so welcoming and kind. Abdi was great and helped us with everything we need- very trustworthy. The food on the tour was great and the guides were friendly and great too. 10/10. If you are debating- don’t debate and book this trip!
        Written July 11, 2022
      • jassem0
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience.
        Did the stonetown tour with abdi. Great experience I would definitely recommend. Abdi is very knowledgeable when it comes to the zanzibar history which itself is very interesting. He also is very friendly and relaxed. I will definitely recommend the tour with splash zanzibar.
        Written February 25, 2022
      • ardenous
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Fantastic Cruise
        I do like the experience from this cruise and would like to thank the guide Abdi. He went to my hotel to take me to the boat. The boat is nicely beautiful. I can stay inside or outside or even on the top to have a wider view. The crew took me and other travelers to see Stone Town on the sea while we enjoyed the snacks and drinks prepared by Abdi. On the way back, we saw the sunset in the boat. It was an impressive view and a memorable experience!
        Written September 28, 2021
      • salmadh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience!
        I went on many tours with Abdi. He’s a friendly and very knowledgable guide. My experience in Zanzibar was very memorable thanks to the great team they have. They were very accommodating and adapted the experience to my needs and preferences. I was a solo traveller and it definitely wouldn’t have been the same experience without Abdi as a tour guide. I learned so much with him in terms of history, language and culture, which definitely enriched the experience. After a few days, I felt like Zanzibar was my second home. I recommend booking a tour with Abdi to anyone who wishes to visit the beautiful island and learn about its many aspects.
        Written September 23, 2021
      • Jenna1704
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Zanzibar Prison Island Tour and Nakupenda Sandbank Trip
        We had a great private tour led by Hassan. He talked us through the history of Prison Island and the team set up a great spot for our lunch on the sandbank island. The food they made for us was delicious and it was an unmissable travel experience. Hassan and the boat guys were super friendly and Abdi was really helpful and easy to deal with. The price was also great. I would definitely recommend if you are visiting Zanzibar. The views on this tour are sensational and the tortoise experiences is absolutely amazing!
        Written July 8, 2021
      • sezawenn
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend!
        We had come to stone town with the idea of just wandering around ourselves but Abdi was so chilled in his approach to us that we said we’d give it a go. No regrets! He was so knowledgeable and relaxed. He even took us to a lovely bar to wait out the rain (bonus points!). Highly recommend!
        Written May 12, 2021
      • J9771WAhollyr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best
        Abdi was amazing from picking us up from airport to dropping us off, taking us to the pcr test ,organizing the whole stone town and prison island tour! It was seamless and he was an amazing guide, he knew so much interesting information! Even took us to an amazing coffee shop because we said we loved coffee, he really went above and beyond! 10000% recommend !
        Written April 11, 2021
      • mennanantllyndir
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        100% recommend! Friendly, helpful and great
        I was a solo traveller and I went on their tour to prison island, Nakupenda island and then I did a walking tour. I was in contact with Abdi before I arrived and he was so helpful and lovely. When I arrived he picked me up from my hotel and we walked to the beach to meet the boat. Then I met with Hassan who was my guide for the day, I was the only one with Hassan but they found me other people to share the boat with to help save some money. Hassan had good English, a lot of great info and answered all of my questions on the prison island tour and the walking tour. The food was delicious we had fresh fruit, soda and water and lovely fries with fresh fish and seafood on the island! Hassan had great information to share on the walking tour and they even went above and beyond to help me find the bank to pay for my COVID test. Later on in the evening Abdi was kind enough to once again pick me up from my hotel and take me to the local food market (which was delicious) and take time out of his night to ensure that I had a memorable time. I would 100% recommend Splash as they are very kind, helpful and knowledgeable.
        Written February 20, 2021
      • 373julag
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing day
        2 friends and me got a boat all to ourselves and spent the day on Prison and Nakupenda island. They had water and fruits and even prepared amazing seafood for us right on Nakupenda island. We loved it, had time to swim and chill and Hassan and Abdi took great care of us. Price was also great for everything!!! Would 100% recommend.
        Written February 7, 2021
      • naschi86
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Spice Tour
        We did the spice tour. It was very interesting to see what grows here and get some information. The guides spoke english and we got some fruits to taste.
        Written January 23, 2021
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
      Very good

      Courtney B
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My wife and I visited Zanzibar after our safari but had been in touch with Lukman ahead of time. One day we visited Mnemba Atoll and went snorkeling for the first time. We had a great time! On our second day, we did the spice tour, cooking class (our highlight which I highly recommend), and the Stonetown walking tour. Lukman and team were responsive and catered to our needs, especially in arranging travel from One part of the island to another. Definitely recommend considering any Zanzibar tours with Splash.
      Written January 12, 2020
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      Tom H
      Orpington, UK31 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had a good day out with Lukman. They picked us up from our hotel at Pongwe on the other side of the island for minimal extra cost. The spice tour was great, really interesting to see and smell all the spice plants. The cooking class food was delicious, it took place very authentically outside under a canopy, and we made the food sitting on a large floor matt. However there were long periods where we were sitting around waiting for the food to cook, and the local guide and chef (not Lukman) did not really offer much information or chat to us during these times. Not like other cooking classes we have been to. However then Lukman took us on a free mini tour of Stonetown (which we had not arranged for) before he drove us back to Pongwe. Overall a good day out but the cooking class bit could be improved.
      Written December 4, 2019
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      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We did 3 tours with Splash Tours which was totally unplanned. We just happened to walk past their office which was close to our hotel in Stone Town. We did the spice tour with a cooking class, tour of stone town & prison island. Our guide Hasan took us on the spice tour with cooking class & a tour of stone town. He was very friendly, helpful and informative. The cooking class was loads of fun and the food made was delicious. The prison island tour with Lukmaan was great and seeing the giant tortoises was amazing. The snorkeling around prison island was also great fun. Overall wonderful experience with lovely people. I would highly recommend them to anyone traveling to Zanzibar
      Written October 24, 2019
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