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Savor the Culture: Interactive Cooking Adventure in Tanzania😋!

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Kevin
Registered on July 19, 2021

I’m Kevin Angelo I’m Tanzanian through and through, with a misplaced affinity for cheesy romance movies (who doesn’t love Titanic!) and Country and Western music (something my friends are forever teasing me about). The first thing you’ll notice about me is that I love meeting new people and making them smile. The second is that I have a deep passion for and knowledge of my home country. You’ll have me on hand to help and advise you before, throughout, and even after your tour. After booking your place on my tour, you’ll receive some personal pre-travel advice on Tanzanian etiquette, and a little on the language – starting with; ‘how on earth do you pronounce Ngorongoro?’ A few things you should know about the people of Tanzania: we love to smile, laugh, sing, dance, and have fun (any excuse!) We wear our hearts on our sleeves and form friendships quickly and naturally. In fact, in my native language, Kiswahili, the word ‘mgeni’ meaning ‘foreigner’, is the same as the word for ‘guest’. Here you are not a tourist but a new companion, and that is the feeling I want you to experience as your personal host. Karibu nyumbani! Tanzania welcomes you home!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Tanzania, Karibu! If you're the kind of traveler who craves an authentic experience, wants to dive into the heart of Dar es Salaam, connect with the local people, and savor the culinary delights of our culture, then look no further. 

Forget about standard food tours – I offer you an opportunity to not only taste, but also cook the same meals that locals enjoy on a daily basis. Food is an integral part of our life here in Tanzania, and through this experience, we'll embark on a journey of cooking, eating, and meaningful conversations. 

As we prepare and enjoy our meals together, we'll have the chance to discuss an array of topics – from culture and beliefs to everyday life and aspirations. Expect to be embraced by laughter, entertained by music, and even learn some introductory Swahili words and phrases.

This immersive experience goes beyond filling your belly; it leaves you with a deep understanding of Tanzanian customs, and equips you with cooking skills to prepare authentic Tanzanian chakula. So come, be my guest, and let's create lasting memories filled with flavors, laughter, and cultural insights.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    65W7+3R5, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    65W7+3R5, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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    Well, hard to say this but i do have cute eyes 😂. I'll be waiting at the place where your transport pulls up. And note this, you're free to wear whichever you like, nobody's gonna judge you.

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    Home 🏡

    Once you step foot in our beautiful country, you become an honorary local. It'll feel as if you've reunited with a long-lost friend. I'm here to make your experience feel warm, welcoming, and familiar. You'll find me easy to talk to, and together, we'll have a lot of fun exploring the depths of our culture. While my English may not be perfect, it's more than enough for you to understand and learn about our rich traditions and heritage. Trust me, we'll make unforgettable

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    Market stall

    No big markets nearby, just local vendors. You can join me as we explore these vendors together or take some time to relax while I show you around. It's your choice, and I'll make sure we have a great time either way!

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    Cooking

    Our local food may seem familiar or you may have encountered similar flavors elsewhere. But, trust me, our unique recipes and cooking techniques will delight your taste buds in unexpected ways! Don't miss out on the opportunity to try our dishes and discover a whole new world of flavors. Give it a shot and let our local cuisine surprise you with its deliciousness!

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    Eating

    Whilst you’re honing your new craft, I will tell you all about the culinary specialties of Tanzania and what the locals eat on a daily basis. Then it comes to eating! There are some certain customs to observe if you want to blend in and avoid offence. Did you know you should never smell your food here? And there is an art to eating ugali with only your right hand!

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    Farewell

    As you learn the art of cooking Tanzanian food, you'll also gain insights into local customs. When you leave, you won't just have culinary skills – you'll take with you a deeper understanding of Tanzanian culture. Get ready to savor the flavors and embrace the traditions that make this experience truly enriching!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Yosef 30 Jan 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Kevin is an incredible person and guide, he showed me around his village and answered any questions I had, if you want to experience authentic Tanzanian life outside of the modern city of Dar Es Salaam, I highly recommend taking a trip to his village.
סתיו 26 Jun 2023
Nahshon

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
I met Kevin in a side area of dar a-salam, we had a nice 3 dishes meal with his friend Tina we cooked together and having a great time! Afterwards we travel around the neighborhood and even play fifa with some of his friends. Buttom line I really recommend Kevin! Go for this trip you won't regret 🔥
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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