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Taste Africa: A Culinary Journey Through The Continent

8 Dec 2022|Mary Rijnberg

Africa is a dream for travelers looking to excite their palate while enjoying authentic dining experiences. The culinary scene on the continent continues to go from strength to strength,  from locally-guided tours to private breakfasts served with a bush view and farm-to-fork meals prepared with the freshest local produce.

Embark on a culinary journey through our favorite food experiences in Tanzania and Victoria Falls below. Looking for our top picks in Kenya and South Africa? Discover our top 5 picks for these and other destinations here.

Gibb’s Farm in Tanzania champions a fork-to-table ethos with stellar results

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Photo: Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

Gibb’s Farm’s menu features ingredients that are almost entirely sourced from their farm in Tanzania. What is harvested in the morning is served for lunch and the afternoon picking gives the ingenious staff their dinner ingredients, leading to a creatively seasonal menu. The head chef, Vasti, can even organize personalized cooking classes for groups on request. Gibb’s Farm makes our list for sustainability and sensational flavors served al fresco.

Engage the senses with a spice farm tour in Zanzibar

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Photo: Sample the island’s produce while visiting a spice farm in Zanzibar

Discover the true meaning of Zanzibar’s nickname, ‘The Spice Island’, with a locally-guided food and spice tour during your stay. Tours include a visit to a local spice farm to sample spices and fruits, before learning to prepare (and eat!) a traditional Zanzibari dish. A spice tour in Zanzibar ranks highly on our list as a way to immerse yourself in the island’s culinary culture.

Dine with a private chef or sip on old-world charm
in Victoria Falls

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Photo: The Safari Butler, Dean Dewdney, in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is no stranger to premium culinary experiences, as befits a destination home to one of the world’s natural wonders. For exclusive dining that is intimate, relaxed and stress-free, our team recommends enlisting the services of The Safari Butler, Dean Dewdney. With his signature fire-cooking in the African bush, Dean creates extraordinary memories alongside excellent cuisine for his clients.

For guests looking to experience the charm of a bygone era while overlooking the ‘Smoke That Thunders,’ nothing compares to the High Tea served at Victoria Falls Hotel. Read more about this daily dining event in Our Tried And Tasted Culinary Experiences On Safari.

Inspired to feast on Africa’s finest?

Reach out to us if one of our top picks sounds like a stop you’d like to add to your African adventure. As bespoke safari experts, we tailor-make itineraries to individual tastes to ensure guests have the journey of a lifetime.