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Cultural Experiences in Zanzibar


No1 Local Cooking Class


Featured on BBC




Mamas of Zanzibar is a group of Zanzibari women passionate about promoting the Culture of Zanzibar in an ecotourism and sustainable manner.

We have designed our experiences to benefits to the local community directly, and with the comfort to our visitors. We understand that sharing a meal is more than just dining. Its an opportunity to connect with others, to learn about different cultures and traditions, and to enjoy good food and company.

We love to engage our guests, to share stories, and to encourage them to get involved in this immersive and engaging food experience.

From our authentic cooking classes to our immersive cultural experiences, we strive to give visitors a true taste of Zanzibar while preserving its unique beauty and culture for generations to come. 

Choose your experience

Signature Experience

Explore the journey into the heart of Zanzibari culture.

Experience the highlight of the Islands with the local Mamas; the taste of the swahili kitchen and the warmth that sparks Zanzibari.


This half day experience includes a guided tour to the local market dressed in Zanzibari attire, cooking lessons where the Mamas will teach you Swahili cooking techniques and give you a chance to taste up to 9+ delicious Zanzibari traditional dishes.

As a token of our appreciation this package allows you to walk home with a Zanzibari gift bag to remember Zanzibar and Mamas by at home. 

Tue - Fri

"Zanzibars most authentic experiences"


Explore the Swahili Kitchen

Cooking Lessons

Explore the different cooking experience, some are shorter then others with different price ranges. Explore which experience best fits your schedule and budget, we wanted to make sure there is something for everyone. 



Market + Lunch

No Cooking Lessons

Cooking is not for everyone. Do you agree? The Mamas Lunch experience offers a guided tour to the market to experience Zanzibar through the local eyes. Once back you will enjoy a ready to eat swahili delicious meal made by the local Mamas. This is a shorter experience but allows you to see Zanzibar and also tastes the most traditional Zanzibari food made by the locals.

Sat, Sun, Mon





Call/ WhatsApp Tel:

+255 62 770 0288




Mamas Office

Monday - Friday 11:00 - 15:00


Ngalawa Hotel Road

At the First Pump


Meli Nane, Bububu

Zanzibar, Tanzania


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