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Arusha traditional Cookinng Classes

Cook with the girls at Lifted Strong – a local non-profit organisation which supports young women to break the cycle of poverty through empowerment and advocacy for their wellbeing. Our weekly cooking class takes place at the school and the mamas will teach you to make tasty Tanzanian dishes such as pea, cabbage and potato samosas, pumpkin leaf and coconut milk soup.

Lifted Strong Traditional Tanzanian Cooking Class

Whilst waiting for the food to cook, learn about the lives of the Mama’s as well as how Lifted Strong has helped them start their own businesses. Also be prepared to join in with a song and dance as the Mama’s love to boogie! We can cater for vegetarians and vegans on our Bookings.

All inclusive cost :  $ 25

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About Lifted Strong Community Organization:  Two women joined forces in early 2019 to establish Lifted Strong Community Organization (LISCO). They saw the need for education, empowerment and advocacy amongst women in the Arusha region,

With the guidance of the Mama’s you will learn how to make local dishes and discover the unique flavors of Tanzanian cooking whilst learning about the extraordinary work that Lifted Strong do for women in their community. 

As part of this class you will help to prepare the produce using traditional techniques and also learn their Swahili names from the Mama’s. Then you will be taught how to make up each dish and cook it in the outdoor kitchen here at Lifted Strong. 

Whilst waiting for the food to cook, learn about the lives of the Mama’s as well as how Lifted Strong has helped them start their own businesses. 

Also be prepared to join in with a song and dance as the Mama’s love to boogie! We can cater for vegetarians and vegans but please let us know in advance of the class. 

We don’t provide drinks so please bring your own beverages to enjoy with your food. Our weekly Thursday class starts at 2:30pm, and let us know if you would like to be met on the road.

Arusha traditional Cooking Class Itinerary

Details: Join our Lifted Strong Mama’s for an afternoon of traditional Tanzanian cooking, singing, and laughter. The Mama’s will teach you how to make ugali, cabbage, beef, potato and pea samosas, as well as a coconut veggie soup and other traditional dishes, using fresh local produce. 

The Mama’s love to sing and dance whilst the food is cooking, but it’s also a great time to understand more about the amazing work that Lifted Strong do in their community.

All of our dishes can be Vegetarian or Vegan. Come and gain a new skill whilst supporting the Mama’s and their outreach into the community.

About Arusha City

Arusha city lies in a green, fertile environment against Mount Meru. It is a large and vast city with all its contradictions.
Just outside the city is the Arusha National Park, a gem for a day safari.

Where to stay in Arusha

Mount Meru Hotel

Set at the foot of Mount Meru and located opposite Arusha Golf Course, the 4-star Mount Meru Hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and 24-hour front desk.

Four Point Sheraton Arusha

Offering a gym, a restaurant and a swimming pool surrounded by gardens, Four Points by Sheraton, The Hotel is conveniently located by the city centre.

Fun Retreat Resort

Featuring water sports facilities and a sun terrace with a swimming pool, Fun Retreat is located in Arusha, 3.9 km from Njiro Complex and 7 km from Old German Boma.

Situated at the foot of the beautiful Mount Meru, Arusha is known as the safari capital of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. It’s a bustling city filled with an interesting mix of markets, chaotic traffic, old colonial buildings and modern conveniences, like coffee shops with WiFi, and an array of great restaurants.

Top 8 things to do in Arusha
  1. #1: Climbing mount Meru.
  2. #2: Book a northern circuit Tanzania safari tour.
  3. #3: Visit the Arusha National Park.
  4. #4: Nature walk at Lake Duluti.
  5. #5: Go to Meserani Snake Park.
  6. #6: Canoeing on Lake Momella.
  7. #7: Pay a visit to the national natural history museum Arusha.
  8. #8: Visit the maasai tribe.

YES, but not alone, As most incidents happen in big cities everywhere around the world, we do not recommend to walk alone in the city after dark (7pm). This rule applies throughout Africa and not just Tanzania. Use safe transport like taxis or ask your hotel or guide to arrange the transfer.

Arusha has a higher quality of life than some of the other areas of Tanzania. As an ex-pat, you can easily get an affordable home with most of the same amenities you have in your home country. The country does have random power and water outages though.

Arusha National Park is the closest park to the town with the similar name. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris.