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Tanzanian food: Customs, cooking, and kula cha chakula!

Your Guru: Kevin
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  • Dar es Salaam
  • Available in English
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

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 h... More

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!

About the Tour

Food is life in Tanzania but this isn’t just a food tour of the city. The day kicks off with a cooking class where we’ll be learning how to make mandazi (sweet doughnuts) and cook ugali (a staple food in Tanzania). Whilst you’re honing your new craft I’ll tell you all about the culinary specialities of Tanzania, and what the locals eat on pretty much 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 show you should never smell your food here? And there is an art to eating ugali with only your right hand! After class, we’ll head to the fresh produce market where I’ll introduce you to locally grown fruits and vegetables – challenge me to find you something you’ve never tasted before. I’ve never failed yet!
Finally, we’ll make a stop at my personal favourite places to grab some of the most iconic delicacies on offer.

This is a truly immersive and interactive tour where you take away more than a full belly, but also the knowledge of customs and the skills of cooking Tanzanian chakula!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'll be just waiting you at the bus station

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Mon, 27 Sep 09:00
  • English
    Tue, 28 Sep 09:00
  • English
    Wed, 29 Sep 09:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

No reviews yet