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Swahili food and Customs

Duration: 2h and 30min
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

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! 

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  • Meeting point:
    Area 5 Msamvu Kichangani, Dar es Sala...
    Area 5 Msamvu Kichangani, Dar es Salaam Road, Morogoro, Tanzania
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    I'll be write here waiting for you, i always send my photo to my guest before they arrive so it wont be hard to recognize me

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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Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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