Swahili Cooking Class on Zanzibar


This Zanzibar cooking class will give you the perfect introduction to one of the world's most unique cuisines - Swahili food. Aviwa or one of the other local women will teach you how to make some of the most classic Swahili dishes during this cooking class, such as chapatti, spiced rice (Pilau), and Swahili curry (vegetarian, chicken or seafood, fish). After we teach you the ropes during this cooking class, we will enjoy your delicious self-prepared dishes along with some great conversation!

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.

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We had such a great time cooking traditional Swahili food. We made 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!

The Netherlands

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!

Peter Pratt

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.


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!

Susan Baker

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Lau & Sine L.

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About Me

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. My mom taught me how to cook and 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 me in Zanzibar!


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 3h 00m

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