Visit Finca Sampaka
Do you consider yourself a die-hard adventurer? Are you a chocolate fanatic who likes to know how it’s made? Then get ready to live a unique experience at Finca Sampaka in Equatorial Guinea. This farm is a magical place where you can learn about the entire cocoa production process, from the plantation to the final chocolate, all surrounded by the stunning natural beauty that only Africa can offer.
You will begin your adventure in the cocoa plantation, where our expert guides will show you the cocoa trees and the fruits from which chocolate is extracted. You will be surprised to see how large cocoa pods are and how the seeds that become chocolate are extracted! We will also explain the different types of cocoa grown on the farm and their growth process. You can touch and smell the cocoa fruits and learn all about the selection and harvesting of cocoa pods!
If you’re lucky, you can see the cocoa drying process live in some of the drying facilities still in operation on the farm! We will tell you how it’s done and how long it takes for the cocoa to be perfectly dried and ready to be processed.
We will continue our tour to the small factory where cocoa is processed. There, we will show you how cocoa seeds are extracted from pods, how they are fermented and dried to give them their distinctive flavor. We assure you that the experience of seeing how cocoa seeds transform into chocolate will leave you amazed!
But that’s not all, we will also show you the cocoa roasting process. You can see how cocoa is roasted in a special oven and we will explain how the roasting process affects the taste of chocolate. It will be an experience that will awaken all your senses!
Finally, we will arrive at the most anticipated part of the visit: the chocolate tasting! In the farm’s shop, you can try different varieties of chocolate, each with its own flavor and texture. We assure you that you will fall in love with the unique and delicious taste of freshly made chocolate!
The visit to Finca Sampaka is an experience that you cannot miss if you are a true adventurer. In addition, at the farm, you can buy freshly made cocoa products, such as chocolate bars, drinks, and other chocolate products. You can even take home cocoa seeds and grow your own cocoa tree!
In conclusion, at Finca Sampaka, you can learn all about the chocolate production process, from the plantation to the manufacturing. But not only that, you can also connect with nature and the local culture of Equatorial Guinea. Come and discover for yourself the unique “tree to bar” experience of Finca Sampaka and be amazed by everything we have to offer!
- 2 hours
What is included?
- Accomodation Pick up
- Bike trip – Low difficulty
- Taste the different chocolate home-made flavours produced in the farm
- A small gift with its product
What sould I take for this activity?
- Sunglasses and a hut
- Mosquito repellent
- Photo Camera.