Swahili Cooking Lessons

Learn to cook traditional Swahili food and wow your friends with your culinary expertise when you get home! Swahili cuisine is a fascinating (and very tasty!) mix of Indian, Arab, African and European influences.
Local cooking classes offer an authentic, hands-on experience in a real Zanzibar kitchen – and you will learn a lot about the use of all the exotic spices Zanzibar is famous for. There’s no better way to get to know a culture than learning how to cook a traditional meal.
You can participate in a family cooking workshop or join one of the daily cooking classes of the Jafferji House & Spa (maximum of four guests). Shopping in the market and learning to cook various Zanzibar style dishes give you a good insight into daily life. You choose the dishes you would like to cook, and you might surprise yourself by making tasty chapatti, cooking coconut curries or pilau rice. It’s a great experience to cook Swahili style, and of course afterwards to taste it all!


* You can combine this activity with one of our 3 spice tours and enjoy an outdoor experience in a rural surrounding.