Seaweed Farming Experience in Zanzibar

Pongwe, Zanzibar

Learn about seaweed farming in Zinjibār. During the low tide, you will witness first-hand seaweed farming, understand the techniques, see the products created from seaweed and be amazed at the social impact these projects are doing. It gives you the opportunity to see and learn about the seaweed farming and products that are made and the beautiful social impact this project as they are making local seaweed soaps.



Visit a Zanzibar local village

Learn about the economy and culture of local villages

Round-trip transport provided in private car

Go out to the beach farms to plant seaweed

Taste a Seaweed juice and seaweed cakes

Visit women manufacturing seaweed products

Perfect time to shop for organic body-care products


What You Can Expect

The Seaweed Center is a social responsible initiative that provides over 40 female seaweed farmers in Paje, Zanzibar, with an opportunity to better their lives and benefit their community. The project comprises seaweed farms on the Paje Beach, a gathering site for seaweed processing as well as a seaweed products factory located approximately 1 hour drive from Stone Town.

The factory produces soaps, creams and other treatment scrubs from seaweed flavored with other organic ingredients such as Lang Lang that are currently sold locally to the villagers around, to the neaighbouring tourist hotels, in Stone Town and slowly beginning to be distributed around East Africa.

Visitors on a tour to the SeaWeed Center get a rare opportunity to experience the daily life of a seaweed farming woman, the facilities and the capacity building activities that the Center provides. Visitors are invited to go out to the beach farms to plant, tender or harvest seaweed for a hand-ons experience on ocean agriculture which is an important economic activity for many women living on Zanzibar’s East and Southern Coast line.


SeaWeed Farming Activities

Provides an insight of the hard work that encompasses a seaweed farmer’s daily life

Activities include farming fresh seaweed and creating the structures for seaweed farming


SeaWeed Center Farming Tour

View the entire process/ demostration of manufacturing seaweed products from raw seaweed to finished soaps and creams

Enjoy edible seaweed products such as seaweed juice and seaweed cakes

What’s Included

Experienced Professional Tour guide

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car

All Entrances Fees

Tropical fruit, fresh water and Snacks

Transport waiting charge

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included


What’s Excluded

International Flights


Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal Nature

Additional information

Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.