A question often asked is, what type of traditional food should we expect when we get to Zanzibar? Below is a small selection of what you may be offered. These examples of local dishes are eaten by the local people of both Zanzibar and Tanzania.
The original inhabitants of the Zanzibar Islands were African fishermen, who lived in villages scattered throughout the fifty or so Islands that make up the archipelago of Zanzibar. They survived on a diet mainly consisting of fresh seafood gleaned from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding these islands.
The diet of the local people went through a fundamental change in the ninth century with the arrival of the Persian and Arab traders.