Testimonials

  • Robert Schröder

    Best tour we have experienced. Excellent programme, good accommodation and food. Informative, entertaining, knowledgeable, and very well organised. Everything went like clockwork.

    Robert Schröder - Germany
  • Kenneth Cane

    My family really enjoyed our tailor made trip. It wouldn't have been the same without or excellent guide Salum. He was friendly, funny and full of information. My two young daughters are still asking about him a week later! I would absolutely recommend Zenith Tour for young families as the Zanzibar is the perfect pace, a great mix of downtime and sightseeing.

    Kenneth Cane - Denmark
  • Daniel Toll

    Excellent trip. I had a great time. There was nothing I could complain about. Guide was great and was always willing to talk with me, even answer what was probably an endless list of questions. Over 5 days we definitely had a feel for what the country looks like.

    Daniel Toll - Germany

Contact Us

Gizenga Street, Stone Town,
P.O.Box 3648 Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tel:  +255 - (0)24 22 32 320
        +255 - (0)774 413 084
Fax:  +255 - (0)24 22 33 973

info@zenithtours.com
www.zenithtours.com

Home Cooking Lessons

Duration

3 – 4 hours per lesson.

Suggestions

You can request any type of local cuisine you wish to learn.

Notes

client pay transport to/from cooking location separately!

It is not surprising that the cuisine of the “Spice Island” Zanzibar offers an exotic variety of aromas and tastes. For centuries, ships sailing the Indian Ocean brought peoples from Arabia, Persia, India and the African continent to Zanzibar. Zanzibar’s cuisine reflects this colourful mix of cultures and traditions.

You will learn how to prepare some of Zanzibar’s rice and seafood dishes, snacks and sweets directly from a dedicated group of Stone Town women. 

Arabian coffee, Indian curries, and Masalas from Goa. Avocado, guava, and many exotic fruits & vegetables. Spices such as manioc, nutmeg and cinnamon alongside cashew nut and coconut are all amongst the everyday components which make up Zanzibar’s cuisine.

Zanzibar’s famous rice dishes include Biryani, Mseto or Wali - but the unrivalled favourite, which is only cooked on special occasions, is Pilau, a rice dish meticulously flavoured with a variety of spices including cumin, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and raisins.

Octopus (pweza), swordfish (ndoaro), kingfish (nguru), lobster and praws (kamba), tuna (jodari), squid (ngisi), and seashells (chaza, makombe) are common seafood dishes often cooked in rich coconut sauce.

Our Chakula Kizuri cooking lesson takes approximately 3-4 hours and includes a main dish, side dish, snack, and a sweet. From a variety of suggestions, you can choose the dishes you prefer in learning to cook. Your cooking instructor will be members from a local Stone Town’s women’s group.

You can also book your complete culinary holiday in Zanzibar, which in addition to daily cooking lessons will include visits to markets, agricultural production sites and food tastings.

 

MORE EXCURSIONS

  • Home Cooking Lessons

    Home Cooking Lessons

    It is not surprising that the food of the “Spice Island” Zanzibar offers an exotic variety of aromas ...
    Duration: 03 Hours
    Price from: $55 (subject to number of people)
    (client pay transport to/from cooking location separately!)

  • Zala Park Excursion

    Zala Park Excursion

    Zala Park Tour is a wonderful tour which opens up to a small reserve ...
    Duration: Half Day
    Price : on request

  • Exciting Spice Tour

    Exciting Spice Tour

    Zenith Tours is a Zanzibar and Dar-Es-Salaam based tour operator specialising ..
    Duration: Half Day
    Price from town hotel: $45 (subject to number of people)
    Price from beach hotel: $95 (subject to number of people)

  • Cutural Village Tour

    Cutural Village Tour

    The excursion begins with a visit to a spice plantation. Not only will you..
    Duration: Half Day
    Price from town hotel: $150 (subject to number of people)
    Price from beach hotel: $160 (subject to number of people)

  • Safari Blue Dayout

    Safari Blue Dayout

    Safari Blue brings you close to the most interesting and beautiful natural ....
    Duration: Full Day
    Price from town hotel: $130 (subject to number of people)
    Price from beach hotel: $180 (subject to number of people)

  • Jozani Forest

    Jozani Forest

    Jozani Forest is part of the “Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park”, a conservation area...
    Duration: Half Day
    Price from town hotel: $65 (subject to number of people)
    Price from beach hotel: $125 (subject to number of people)

  • Trip Extension: “Slave Coast”

    Trip Extension: “Slave Coast”

    “Slave coast” On the coral limestone coast of Mangapwani you will have the chance ... 
    Duration: Half Day
    Price: on request

  • Excursion of the Butterflies

    Excursion of the Butterflies

    This is the biggest butterflies zoo in East Africa with fascinating environment, a lot of butterflies ...
    Duration: Half Day
    Price: on request

  • North Coast(Nungwi) Tour

    North Coast(Nungwi) Tour

    Nungwi, located on the northern most point of the island, is a lively village surrounded ...
    Duration: Full Day
    Price: on request

  • Mnemba Snorkeling

    Mnemba Snorkeling

    Zanzibar and Pemba Island are reputed to have some of the best scuba diving...
    Duration: Half Day
    Price from town hotel: $240 (subject to number of people)
    Price from beach hotel: $220 (subject to number of people)

  • Stone Town City Tour

    Stone Town City Tour

    Stone Town is one of the few intact historical Swahili coastal trading towns of East Arica. ... 
    Duration: Half Day
    Price from town hotel: $60 (subject to number of people)
    Price from beach hotel: $100 (subject to number of people)

  • Seaweed Farming

    Seaweed Farming

    The seaweed farming is a project that is associated with seaweed farms ...
    Duration: Half Day
    Price: on request