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Swahili cooking class on zanzibar

Jambiani, zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Swahili spices cooking class
  • Zanzibar cooking class
  • best cooking class Zanzibar
  • Swahili curry Zanzibar

  • Swahili spices cooking class
  • Zanzibar cooking class
  • best cooking class Zanzibar
  • Swahili curry Zanzibar

The Activity


  • Get a peek into the Swahili kitchen
  • Learn to make different dishes like chapatti, pilau rice, and Swahili curry
  • Cook in the traditional, local house of Aviwa or one of the other ladies
  • Taste your self-prepared food!
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Maximum number of guests 6


This local experience will give you a peek into the Swahili cuisine. Aviwa or one of the other ladies will teach you how to cook some typical Swahili dishes, like chapatti, spiced rice (Pilau), and Swahili curry (vegetarian, chicken or seafood, fish). Enjoy your delicious self-prepared dish afterwards.

We will pick you up or arrange a meeting point, followed by the cooking class in the house of Aviwa or one of her friends.

Price includes:

  • Pick-up
  • Cooking class
  • Dinner/lunch
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Meet Lau

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Hi, my name is Lau. I am a born and bred Zanzibari, who works as a tour guide and loves the Indian Ocean (swimming, snorkeling, diving...you name it!), football and reggae. His momma taught him how to cook and he fine-tuned those cooking skills through training in hotels. I would love to bring you in touch with the culture of my beautiful island and give back to my community. Come and join?


We had such a great time cooking traditional Swahili food. We made a fish curry, chapatti, vegetables and all so delicious. It was a great way in experiencing the Tanzanian and Swahili culture. Thanks for this great day!

13 Mar 2019

We had a wonderful time learning various Swahili dishes in an authentic local home. I would never have experienced this myself if I hadn't found I Like Local. The ladies were very sweet and everything was according to our taste. Thank you so much!!

07 Aug 2018

It was a very authentic experience! The food was great - it was impressive that my friends' dietary requirements were taken into account. A nice thing is that it really contributes to the locals' business growth and that they were flexible on timings. Can definitely recommend this great cooking class in Zanzibar.

24 Jul 2018

We did the cooking class with our family and it was truly unique. The food was delicious and it was in a local home. We made various dishes and all of them were very yummy. Thanks so much for the great time you gave us!

20 Jul 2018

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$ 30.00 p.p.
Incl. service fee
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