The African Table: Epicurean Excursions

    Mainland & Zanzibar

    Oct 12th- 22rd, 2017

  • For Culinary & Culture Enthusiasts, Adventurers, Global Trekkies, Foodies & More!

    Join us on this 10day/9 night culinary adventure in the beautiful East African coastal land of Tanzania & Zanzibar, as we explore Swahili culture & cuisine.

    Curated by Curious on Tanzania and Dining with Grace


  • "Not just about the food but about what food represents, a sharing of love..."

    This is something I realized as a child while serving the community in my parent’s church. When you travel with us, not only will you connect through food but also learn about the various cultures and their food practices" - Chef Grace, Founder of Dining with Grace

  • Oct 12th- 22rd, 2017


    October 12th-15th

    We will arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tanzania's most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film and television. Formally called "Mzizima" (Kiswahili for "healthy town") has it was a coastal fishing village on the periphery of Indian Ocean trade routes in the 19th century.



    • Meet and greet over Swahili breakfast + welcome dinner dance
    • Explore Dar es Salaam's biggest and busiest local market, Kariakoo
    • Enjoy fine dining at a secret location
    • Participate in a Farm to table experience
    • Explore Swahili culinary history
    • Have an immersive hands-on cooking class
    • Enjoy a relaxed homestay at Curious on Tanzania (COT) House

    October 12th-15th

    Road Trip to Selous Game Reserve
    Located in southern Tanzania and far from the madding crowds, it is Africa's largest game reserve and one of our favorite wildlife viewing areas. It really is a hidden gem! The rivers and lakes of the Selous are the lifeblood of a park that hosts some fabulous game, including elephant, wild dog, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and fantastic prides of lion.



    • Enjoy a very scenic and diverse journey to Selous National park
    • Meet local communities on your way to National park
    • Explore nature and the wildlife on a safari game drive
    • Relax on a campfire, dinner + entertainment by Masaai Warriors.
    • Go on walking safari + bushman village tour
    • Discover the history of food gathering and its medical purposes.
    • Road trip back to Dar es salaam

    October 16th-21st

    Lastly hop on a Ferry to Zanzibar
    The land of spices and beautiful white sand beaches. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper.



    • Indulge in history, island exclusion, local market.
    • Enjoy the sunset on the Indian ocean over dinner and live music
    • Spend the morning at the famous spice plantation.
    • Explore Zanzibari nightlife with sounds of Tarabu (Zanzibar's traditional music) and street food.
    • On Impact day, you will meet with students and share about career paths/ stories all in hope of inspiring and encourage them to explore beyond.
    • Relax on the beach + beach Activities

    Depart day: October 22nd, 2017 | End of Excursion.

    All invited to attend. We have 3 different packages but spots are limited. Apply now.

  • Dar Brunch with the movers, shakers and makers

    We will share a farewell brunch with creative local artisans, entrepreneurs, Chefs, culinary & culture Enthusiasts, friends and family in Dar es Salaam.

    Dar Brunch with the movers, shakers and makers

    We will share a farewell brunch with creative local artisans, entrepreneurs, Chefs, culinary & culture Enthusiasts, friends and family in Dar es Salaam.

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    Hurry! We only have 5 spots available.


    We love food, traveling and discovering new unique ways of experiencing life.

    Justa Lujwangana

    Founder, Curious on Tanzania

    Chef Grace

    Founder, Dining with Grace

    New York Pan-African Culinary Ambassador

    Dean Nyalusi

    Field Trip Coordinator

  • Beyond The African Table...

    Curious on Tanzania is an experiential travel company that helps curious travelers discover and explore Tanzania authentically.


    Deposit is non refundable but can be used towards a Curious on Tanzania future trip.

    Cancellation of trip must be done 60days before departure date for a 75% refund, 30days before 50% refund, 15days before 25%, No refund after.