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Cooking sea food on beach. Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Fresh african streetfood at night market in Zanzibar Stone Town
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Sample Tanzanian cuisine

Food & DrinkTanzania

Tanzania's cuisine shows influences from not just Africa, but India, Oman, and other countries further afield. Learn more by taking a Swahili cooking course. Local cooks might teach you how to make ugali, one of Tanzania's typical staple foods. This maize-flour porridge is made using corn, cassava, or millet flour, and is served with sauce-based dishes.

If you'd rather stay out of the kitchen, settle in for meal at a traditional Swahili restaurant and let yourself be swept away by the delicately spiced flavors of pilau rice, another Tanzanian specialty.

You can spice up your trip, literally and figuratively, with a visit to Zanzibar, also known as "Spice Island". Spend a few hours wandering through spice plantations and you'll come across aromas of lemongrass, cloves, peppermint, and more.

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