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Cook with a local
You're welcome lets explore the rich flavors of Tanzanian cuisines in this interactive cooking class in an authentic Tanzanian home in Dar es salaam. Enjoy your meal privately with family, friends and travelers from all over the world in a peaceful, tranquil environment and experience Tanzanian hospitality like never before. As I show you step by step and Learn the secrets and techniques of cooking with spices firsthand you will also hear interesting stories from my community.
Dar es salaam by Night
We can start the night at 9.30pm at a nice chill relaxed restaurant for a meal if you would prefer where you can have some of our famous tasty meat, there will be options of Nyama Choma and Mishakaki these are skewered meat(chicken/beef/goat)marinated in some spices and cooked in a hot bed of coal served with lime and hot chilli, seafood will also be available .For Vegetarians please inform early so I can plan ahead. Then we can head to the Masaki Strip,around 10 where we will first pass by one or two famous bars to start off our night, you will get a 2 drink coupon . And then by 12.30 we will be heading to the clubs, depending on the night some events might require entrance fee, that shall be covered. We shall party the night away with afro beats/hip hop/reggae/ pop music. And after the party I shall drop you to your final destination Other things to note Just have your GPS on it will help in maneuvering through different locations, and Uber also help. Also carry a phone charger and if possible have a fully charged power bank. And Don't walk around with your passport, just have a normal ID with you, also please carry enough money for food and drinks, as I only offer drink coupon of TZS 15,000
A day Safari drive in Mikumi national park
In this experience expect to have a full day game drive with the best guide full of knowledge about wildlife and wild animals in a home of large herds of elephants, buffaloes, Zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, leopards, lions, sable Antelopes, Great kudu and many more. After a full day game drive we will drive few miles outside of the National park to visit the Maasai village. Maasai is one of the famous and most cultural distinctive tribe in Africa, recognized for their brilliant red blankets and colorful bead jewelry. The tribe is known for their physical beauty-not just their lithe, graceful physiques but for their unique garb and body ornamentation. Our day ends back in Dar for a special dinner in one and only revolving restaurant in the city.
Discover Dar Es Salaam history& Heritage
While walking around the city you will get chance to visit and learn about history of earliest buildings in Dar Es Salaam from 1860’s to present , arrangement of living Zones as depicted in a first master plan designed by Germans, visit the exact locations where historical buildings once stood and learn about their history, learn about evolution of street names and their history from the Sultan period to date, and get answers in all you need to know about the Swahili culture, clothing, traditional jewelry and much more. All these may take up to 3 hours to participate in every mentioned activity.
Dar es Salaam by day
I live within the city of Dar es Salaam, there are a lot of different places to explore different activities, being performed by artisans, including Art Bazaar, Art Workshops, performing art. We shall start at the Mwenge Tinga Tinga, it has the best source of handmade Tanzanian art & Craft and guests can even buy there very own customized handmaid art or paintings for themselves and we can also move around and look at the famous VInyagos(Wood Carvers), From we will visit the Village Museum at Makumbusho, look at the traditional tribal houses fully furnished with local features surrounded by fields of crops. There will also be some local artists for visitors in form of cultural activities and tribal dances.Then we will move to the city center and explore some of the historical sites like askari monument, the state house,st. Joseph Cathedral,Azania Front.The we will finish our trip by visiting famous local market Kariakoo, and go see the famous Beda Amuli designed market, which is one of a great example of brutalist architecture and an example of sustainable design. Furthermore the visitors can do more shopping as it is the best place to go if you are hunting for best bargains and can even watch how people gather around the city to purchase the fresh fish catch of the day. Then will end our day by passing by Coco Beach and having some of their famous local Cassava. Other things to note Wear some hats and comfortable shoes.And bring a bag or purse to safely put your things

Things to do near Changombe

Tanzania history and Culture tour
We'll get to know the history of Tanzania. We'll get to know the culture of Tanzania people include visiting the homes of Tanzania people in Tanzania village museum We'll get to know the things that are found and discovered in Tanzania include history of Arabs and their architecture, history of first human discovered in Tanzania
Nice Swahili flex of music in Dar Es Salaam
We are a leading music experience host in Dar es Salaam, we gonna let you make your own songs for fun by recording and have different lessons while enjoying a Tanzanian music taste. As we listen to different varieties of instruments from our different talented producers and sound engeneers who are willing to teach you how to make music, sing, play and even compose.
Dar es salaam all must see city tour
Here's specific plan from start to finish, we meet at "Old Boma building up at the restaurant" and we start our tour by giving you the history of the old building, then walking down the Indian streets following to Askari monument, stop by Azania front church(church built with germans, having interesting story) then proceed walking to Kivukoni fish market(get to see the local fish market, and their lifestyle). Taking blue buses "mwendokasi" like metro in europe but this is more african way, we will be heading to Kariakoo market a very big market here you'll get a huge experience of interacting with locals. After the hustle, we'll be heading to Mlimani city mall if we are in time. And here marks the end of our tour. Further if you have more hours, we can explore university of dar es salaam and Coco beach, feeling the cool ocean breeze. What makes our tour unique is that, you get detailed and amazing history of dar es salaam, taught some basic swahili like "mambo-hi" "naitwa..-my name.." "hakuna matata-no worries" , you'll get to experience the culture and lifestyle of a local Tanzanian which it'll make you feel like one, the laughter ofcourse and great conversations always. In our tour, I'll offer you a bottle of water and snack or fruit.
KokoTEN Studio Weekend is for Arts and Coffee
Never paint an artwork before? Great! Simply come with a willingness to be vulnerable, and an idea or two. I will coach you every step of the way, from picking an idea to materials, to putting it on canvas or paper, adding some texture, and more. In this 2 hours session, you will start from scratch and complete, original artwork with me, a professional artist at KokoTEN Studio, Kigamboni. And after the session, you’ll be able to work away with your artwork. This experience is great for one-on-one private sessions to pen your own individual skill, and also for groups as a team-building activity! I’ve worked with dozens of individuals, businesses, museums, schools, and other organizations to lead and facilitate interactive group art-making sessions
Relax on a Private Dhow Cruise
This experience offers our guests a chance to enjoy Dar es Salaam’s coastal islands on an exclusive Dhow Boat. Guests meet us at the Mawimbi Container by the Boat Yard, Slipway. The Dhow leaves at 9AM from the shores of Slipway. Once aboard the crew will navigate the Dhow about a kilometre off shore, the engine will be turned off and the classic sail will be lifted. From here the winds will be the Dhow boat's engine, letting you relax and enjoy the breeze & tranquility of the Indian Ocean. The Dhow boat cruises & docks by nearby islands (Bongoyo, Mbudya) for a few hours. Guests will get a chance to do some fun water activities including Snorkeling, SandBank/beach relaxing & Swimming in the sea before retreating back home to the shores of Slipway. This experience is great for couples, families and friends who like to share some quality moments or just want to relax after another ‘‘exhausting’ day.

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Dar es salaam full day city tour with transportation
At 10:00 am you’ll be picked at the place of your stay. Remember to Wear mask and we shall take extra precautions against COVID-19 1.National Museum Tour. you’ll visit the national museum where you’ll be able to see various fascinatic historical archives of the country before independence. 2.Kivukoni fish market Tour. Here u’ll be able to see and experience fishermen selling fishes and how they do their day to day fishing activities which is one of the major economic activity of the people living in Dar es salaam. 3.Kariakoo Market Tour. You’ ll visit the busiest local market in Dar es salaam where people shops for their day to day cooking items, phone accessories, Cloth stores and many others you can find anything you want in Kariakoo Market. We will stop at kariakoo for a lunch where you’ll be able to taste the swahili dish from one of the best swahili cuisine restaurant in Kariakoo. 4.Mwenge Carvings Art gallery Tour. -In this Art gallery you wil be able to see and shop a variety of handmade crafts from sandals,handbags,carvings, cloths,wraps,hats,ear rings,bracelates and so many others. 5. Village Museum Tour. - here you will be able to learn Tanzania tribes cultures , you will see 19 mud and grass houses which represent types of houses from 19 ethnics found in Tanzania. You will watch traditional dance play live for you. ————END OF TOUR————//
A meal with a spark conversations
Social dining is meeting at restaurant and sharing meal together, it is a philosophy of using food specifically meals to connect and socialize to each other. This is more of theraupetic way in real life. A meal and a convo is the best combo.
Visit Tanzania and experience the Swahili culture
Welcome to the most beautiful places in Tanzania and create memories you cannot forget. We will go through the historical sites at Isimila Gorge the Stone Town and Ngorongoro Crater —the place where evolution of a man begun known as the “oldupai" . You will also see Mt. Kilimanjaro -"The African Peak"and Zanzibar and it is Stone Town. All this, and we will only walk for tour about four and a half miles. This is easy and fun for beginners. When we get back after our memorable tour, we'll end our time together with local Swahili food and special coffee with Swahili dancing and Culture events.
3 Days: Experience the Bush in Mikumi
Day 1 Depart from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam around 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for Mikumi National park (4-5 hours drive from Dar Es Salaam), being nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the East and the Rift Valley Escarpments to the Southwest. As it is close to the Selous ecosystem and therefore part of it, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area. The Mikumi National Park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is definitely suitable for a short visit. After arrival at Mikumi National Park you have the opportunity to embark on sunset game drives around the park. Overnight at Mikumi bandas inside the park. The bandas are basic but exceptionally close to nature. You will feel a guaranteed connection here! Day 2 Go on a full day game drive around Mikumi National Park. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes and also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly made up of miombo woodland with gently rolling hills in the background. Day 3 After breakfast we proceed with a morning game drive or return to Dar es Salaam depending on planned arrival time in Dar es Salaam. Arrival in the late afternoon/early evening including transfer back to the hotel in Dar es Salaam or to catch the ferry for Zanzibar. Breakfast and lunch included. We are happy to book your Zanzibar beach holiday for you, or a safari in northern Tanzania.
Enjoy the Unforgetable day Safari
1.You will be picked at your hotel at 6:00 am by our 4WD SUV and travel to mikumi which is about 5 hrs driving from Dar es salaam. 2.you will be having an opportunity to explore the country and local villages on your way to mikumi and we will stop an have lunch in morogoro. 3.MAASAI BOMA TOUR- soon after your arrival we will take you to visit the Maasai boma where you will learn the Maasai culture and their lifestyle you will have an opportunity to see their houses and watch their traditional dances,the maasai will also showcase how they make fire in bush using just two bush sticks and make fire live . 4. Soon after you finish with the Maasai boma we will start a game drive within the park you will do the game drive for 4 hours within the park and you will enjoy seeing lions, group of girafes,elephants,groups of antelopes, buffalos,hippos,monkeys,wildbeasts and beautiful birds. 5.After 4 hours of game drive we will start our safari back to Dar es salaam where you will arrive at night and being dropped off to your place of stay -------End of safari

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Historical Stone Town Walk By Ally Jape
Join me or one of my team guides on this insightful walk, within the hours invested in the tour you will gain a great understanding of the architecture, culture, daily life and the fascinating history of Zanzibar's world heritage site, and its significant areas, buildings and historical sites. You will soon notice how Zanzibar’s cosmopolitan roots blend with African traditions to shape its unique culture. Other things to note: The tour duration is not limited to 2 hours, depending upon your interests it can be more or less.
Cook with a local
You're welcome lets explore the rich flavors of Tanzanian cuisines in this interactive cooking class in an authentic Tanzanian home in Dar es salaam. Enjoy your meal privately with family, friends and travelers from all over the world in a peaceful, tranquil environment and experience Tanzanian hospitality like never before. As I show you step by step and Learn the secrets and techniques of cooking with spices firsthand you will also hear interesting stories from my community.
Snorkeling at Mnemba Island
Join us on a boat trip to one of Zanzibars famous islands called Mnemba Island which is popular for its beautiful underwater world. We start in the morning from Nungwi Beach around 8.30 am and will head to Mnemba Island. Transport from your Hotel can be organized. You’ll have around 1 hour to jump into the water and enjoy watching all of the tropical fish species. If you‘re not a good swimmer or never snorkeled before - don’t worry! A professional guide will help you and make sure you’ll enjoy this experience. After we will head to a sandbank next to the island where you’ll be offered some fruity snacks and have the option to take stunning pictures. Fruits and water is included in the price - if you would like us to arrange anything else, let us know ahead and we will get everything you need! If you're lucky, you might even see some dolphins on the way and will be given the chance to swim with them. We will then head back to Nungwi Beach where to journey started. ♡ Please read me! We will do the experience as a group of usually 5-10 people maximum. If you would like to have more privacy, you can book our experience as a private group. Photography/videography services can be booked additionally.
Dar es salaam by Night
We can start the night at 9.30pm at a nice chill relaxed restaurant for a meal if you would prefer where you can have some of our famous tasty meat, there will be options of Nyama Choma and Mishakaki these are skewered meat(chicken/beef/goat)marinated in some spices and cooked in a hot bed of coal served with lime and hot chilli, seafood will also be available .For Vegetarians please inform early so I can plan ahead. Then we can head to the Masaki Strip,around 10 where we will first pass by one or two famous bars to start off our night, you will get a 2 drink coupon . And then by 12.30 we will be heading to the clubs, depending on the night some events might require entrance fee, that shall be covered. We shall party the night away with afro beats/hip hop/reggae/ pop music. And after the party I shall drop you to your final destination Other things to note Just have your GPS on it will help in maneuvering through different locations, and Uber also help. Also carry a phone charger and if possible have a fully charged power bank. And Don't walk around with your passport, just have a normal ID with you, also please carry enough money for food and drinks, as I only offer drink coupon of TZS 15,000
A day Safari drive in Mikumi national park
In this experience expect to have a full day game drive with the best guide full of knowledge about wildlife and wild animals in a home of large herds of elephants, buffaloes, Zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, leopards, lions, sable Antelopes, Great kudu and many more. After a full day game drive we will drive few miles outside of the National park to visit the Maasai village. Maasai is one of the famous and most cultural distinctive tribe in Africa, recognized for their brilliant red blankets and colorful bead jewelry. The tribe is known for their physical beauty-not just their lithe, graceful physiques but for their unique garb and body ornamentation. Our day ends back in Dar for a special dinner in one and only revolving restaurant in the city.
Discover Dar Es Salaam history& Heritage
While walking around the city you will get chance to visit and learn about history of earliest buildings in Dar Es Salaam from 1860’s to present , arrangement of living Zones as depicted in a first master plan designed by Germans, visit the exact locations where historical buildings once stood and learn about their history, learn about evolution of street names and their history from the Sultan period to date, and get answers in all you need to know about the Swahili culture, clothing, traditional jewelry and much more. All these may take up to 3 hours to participate in every mentioned activity.
Dar es Salaam by day
I live within the city of Dar es Salaam, there are a lot of different places to explore different activities, being performed by artisans, including Art Bazaar, Art Workshops, performing art. We shall start at the Mwenge Tinga Tinga, it has the best source of handmade Tanzanian art & Craft and guests can even buy there very own customized handmaid art or paintings for themselves and we can also move around and look at the famous VInyagos(Wood Carvers), From we will visit the Village Museum at Makumbusho, look at the traditional tribal houses fully furnished with local features surrounded by fields of crops. There will also be some local artists for visitors in form of cultural activities and tribal dances.Then we will move to the city center and explore some of the historical sites like askari monument, the state house,st. Joseph Cathedral,Azania Front.The we will finish our trip by visiting famous local market Kariakoo, and go see the famous Beda Amuli designed market, which is one of a great example of brutalist architecture and an example of sustainable design. Furthermore the visitors can do more shopping as it is the best place to go if you are hunting for best bargains and can even watch how people gather around the city to purchase the fresh fish catch of the day. Then will end our day by passing by Coco Beach and having some of their famous local Cassava. Other things to note Wear some hats and comfortable shoes.And bring a bag or purse to safely put your things
One Day Safari Tour mikumi national park
we'll at Dar es salaam city in airport or hotel booked by the guest then we'll drive to mikumi national park for day tour to enjoy the nature behavior of wild animals Guests will sit and enjoy the sounds of the nature taking photos, asking questions we'll visit maasai places to see their culture and taking photo with them
Tanzanian traditional dance
First we will meet at makumbusho village museum, before the traditional dance take place we will greet each other but also go through the museum and learn different societies culture , customs and values. The final stage will be the dancing session with the local dancing groups who will be teaching my guest the African dance and they will be able to understand the culture of the Africans hence how they dance.There will be a lot of dancing and singing with the community at large. Vote of thanks then our guest will leave at there pleasure.
Tanzania history and Culture tour
We'll get to know the history of Tanzania. We'll get to know the culture of Tanzania people include visiting the homes of Tanzania people in Tanzania village museum We'll get to know the things that are found and discovered in Tanzania include history of Arabs and their architecture, history of first human discovered in Tanzania
Nice Swahili flex of music in Dar Es Salaam
We are a leading music experience host in Dar es Salaam, we gonna let you make your own songs for fun by recording and have different lessons while enjoying a Tanzanian music taste. As we listen to different varieties of instruments from our different talented producers and sound engeneers who are willing to teach you how to make music, sing, play and even compose.
Spice Farm Bike Tour
By bike we will visit a spice farm outside the stone town, cycling through the uswazi's neighborhoods and streets while witnessing the natural beauty of the locals, homes, lifestyle, culture, and discovering how people live day to day in the island. When we get to the farm, we will walk for about 1 hour with your guide while learning the spices that owned and used by the Swahilian (Native). You will try, touch and smell vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric, pepper, nutmeg etc. Afterwards, eat a swahil lunch made by the women at the village. On the way back through the masingini Forest, you might see Colabus monkeys, beetles, elephant shrew living a peaceful life and different species of birds singing a song in the trees. We will also see a beautiful panorama of the city, the sea as we hit the trail back to Stone Town West Coast. Departure 9am, return to Stonetown around 2/3pm. Additional information: ✓Recommend for families, friends group, couples or individual cyclers. ✓Not recommended for travelers with back problems and pregnant women. ✓No heart problems or other serious illnesses. ✓Travelers should have a good level of physical fitness. ✓The highway & trail aren't flat. ✓Bring a hat, sunglasses and sun lotion. ✓It includes guide, bicycle, water and lunch. ✓The tour can start and end up wherever.
Dar es salaam all must see city tour
Here's specific plan from start to finish, we meet at "Old Boma building up at the restaurant" and we start our tour by giving you the history of the old building, then walking down the Indian streets following to Askari monument, stop by Azania front church(church built with germans, having interesting story) then proceed walking to Kivukoni fish market(get to see the local fish market, and their lifestyle). Taking blue buses "mwendokasi" like metro in europe but this is more african way, we will be heading to Kariakoo market a very big market here you'll get a huge experience of interacting with locals. After the hustle, we'll be heading to Mlimani city mall if we are in time. And here marks the end of our tour. Further if you have more hours, we can explore university of dar es salaam and Coco beach, feeling the cool ocean breeze. What makes our tour unique is that, you get detailed and amazing history of dar es salaam, taught some basic swahili like "mambo-hi" "naitwa..-my name.." "hakuna matata-no worries" , you'll get to experience the culture and lifestyle of a local Tanzanian which it'll make you feel like one, the laughter ofcourse and great conversations always. In our tour, I'll offer you a bottle of water and snack or fruit.
KokoTEN Studio Weekend is for Arts and Coffee
Never paint an artwork before? Great! Simply come with a willingness to be vulnerable, and an idea or two. I will coach you every step of the way, from picking an idea to materials, to putting it on canvas or paper, adding some texture, and more. In this 2 hours session, you will start from scratch and complete, original artwork with me, a professional artist at KokoTEN Studio, Kigamboni. And after the session, you’ll be able to work away with your artwork. This experience is great for one-on-one private sessions to pen your own individual skill, and also for groups as a team-building activity! I’ve worked with dozens of individuals, businesses, museums, schools, and other organizations to lead and facilitate interactive group art-making sessions
African beauty experience and fun
Guests will learn how to make dreadlocks, braids, and nail painting and small activities for the infants . Guests will be free to dive in any of the above mentioned activities. Guest can walk around the neighborhood and experience the true life of the locals.

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