• Oct 12th- 22rd, 2017

    The African Table: Epicurean Excursions

    Mainland & Zanzibar 2017

  • Itinerary Details

    Join us on this 10day/9 night culinary adventure in the beautiful East African coastal land of Tanzania & Zanzibar, as we explore Swahili culture & cuisine. This is an opportunity specially curated for Culinary & Culture Enthusiasts, Adventurers, Global Trekkies, Foodies & More! In collaboration with New York Pan-African Culinary Ambassador, Chef Grace of Dining With Grace.

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    Arrive in Dar es Salaam

  • Tanzania's most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film and television. Formally called "Mzizima" (Kiswahili for "healthy town") has it was a coastal fishing village on the periphery of Indian Ocean trade routes in the 19th century.

    Day 1-2: Welcome day

    • Meet and greet over Swahili breakfast
    • Experience life as a local at COT house + beach day
    • Welcome dinner + dance

    Day 3: City and Market Experience

     

    • Explore the city and Dar es Salaam's biggest and busiest local market, Kariakoo
    • Enjoy fine dining at a secret location

    Day 4: Farm to Table Experience

    • Participate in a Farm to table experience
    • Explore Swahili culinary history
    • Have an immersive hands-on cooking class 

     

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    Road Trip to Selous Game Reserve

  • Located in southern Tanzania and far from the madding crowds, it is Africa's largest game reserve and one of our favorite wildlife viewing areas. It really is a hidden gem! The rivers and lakes of the Selous are the lifeblood of a park that hosts some fabulous game, including elephant, wild dog, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and fantastic prides of lion.

    Day 5: Road trip to National Park

    • Enjoy a very scenic and diverse journey on a road trip to Selous National park
    • Meet local communities on your way to National park
    • Explore nature and the wildlife on a safari game drive
    • Relax on a campfire, dinner + a performance from the Masaai Warriors.

    Day 6: Food gathering w/ a bushman

     

    • Go on walking safari + bushman village tour
    • Discover the history of food gathering and its medical purposes.
    • Road trip back to Dar es salaam

     

     

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    Lastly hop on a Ferry to Zanzibar

  • The land of spices and beautiful white sand beaches. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper.

    Day 7: Historical tours

     

    • Indulge in history, island exclusion, local market.
    • Enjoy the sunset on the Indian ocean over dinner and live music

    Day 8: Spice exploration + Nightlife

     

    • Spend the morning at the famous spice plantation.
    • Explore Zanzibari nightlife with sounds of Tarabu (Zanzibar's traditional music) and street food.

    Day 9: Impact + Beach Day

     

    • On Impact day, you will meet with students and share about career paths/ stories all in hope of inspiring and encourage them to explore beyond.
    • Relaxed evening on the beach

    Day 10: Farewell Dinner + Departure day

     

    • Depart from Zanzibar on Ferry to Dar es Salaam
    • Go souvenir shopping and local market tour
    • And lastly share a farewell dinner with our friends of friends and families prepared by Chef Grace

     

     

  • Accommodations

  • How much?

    Per person cost: $2500 (includes, ground transportation, accommodation, and all activities)

    • $500 non refundable deposit due asap to hold your place

    2nd payment of $500 due by May 15th

    3rd payment of $500 due by July 15th

    4th payment of $500 due by Aug 15th

    Last payment of 500 due by Sept 15th

     

    Return policy

     

    Deposit is non refundable but can be used towards a future trip with us.

    Cancellation of trip must be done 30days before departure date for a 75% refund, 15days before 50% refund, No refund after.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What's Included?

    • 10days, 9nights Accommodation
    • Tours as listed in the itinerary
    • Curious on Tz adventure Concierge Support 
    • Curated Activity and Nightlife Experiences
    • Service Project 
    • Activity, Park Fees and Tour Guides 
    • Transportation and meals listed in the itinerary
    • Cooking and Dance class

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What's Excluded?

    • RT Airfare from/ to Tanzania (average ticket price: $1500)
    • Passports and entry visas fees 
    • Vaccinations 
    • Mobile Phone Data Plan 
    • Tips for hospitality and service staff 
    • Spending money for personal and gift shopping 
    • Soft and Alcoholic beverages 
    • Snacks and meals outside of those noted in the itinerary / restaurant meals
    • Taxi transportation for activities listed outside of the itinerary
    •  Incidental expenses or Traveler's  insurance 
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