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Learn Swahili and Shopping at Kariakoo
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!
They say the best way to learn a language is just to start speaking it. This combined experience will have you conversing with the locals by the afternoon -guaranteed!
We’ll start the day by introducing you to the beautifully phonic and melodic language of Kiswahili.
I’ll teach you some of the origins of the language – and some words you probably already know, even if you’re not aware! This isn’t just guidebook Swahili, we’ll cut straight to the words and greetings most commonly use, focussing on how to order food and buy goods. Then, once you’re confident with some key phrases, we’ll head out to the most bustling market area in Dar: Kariakoo market.
Here you’re going to knock the socks off the stallholders by conversing with them in perfect Swahili – I dare you!
Don’t worry, I’ll be right by your side throughout. Expect laughter, amusement, and music as we fill up your toolkit with introductory Swahili.
Meeting point:Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaKariakoo, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDirections
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).