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Cook Swahili cuisine with a local

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Mombasa, KenyaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Khawaii

5.5 hours
African
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The experience will begin with Getting to know each other then the guests will choose the type of dishes they want to cook from a selection of three ( beef based; chicken based or Fish based)Pre cooking preparations then followed by a visit to the local market (optional). After buying the needed produce we shall commence the cooking class and finally the best part! EATING

Khawaii's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    3 course meal
  • Drinks
    Water; fresh juice, coffee
  • Equipment
    Wifi, take away recipes, take away gift
From $40
/ person
Mon, Sep 28
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Tue, Sep 29
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Wed, Sep 30
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Khawaii

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello Everyone;
I am a kenyan native who is a self taught cook who comes from a family of chefs and serious foodies. I've had a love for cooking and discovering cuisines of the world at a very young age. I have travelled far and wide to learn the art of food from locals and self taught cooks.
Eg; In Nantes(France) i mastered the art of making savory crepe,
In Bugerere(Uganda) i learnt the intricacies of making the perfect groundnut sauce.
just to name a few. I love to teach people how to cook in the simplest manner possible. Join this experience and be guaranteed of everlasting memories.
Hello Everyone;
I am a kenyan native who is a self taught cook who comes from a family of chefs and serious foodies. I've had a love for cooking and discovering cuisines of the world at a very young age. I have travelled far and wide to learn the art of food from locals and self taught cooks.
Eg; In Nantes(France) i mastered the art of making savory crepe,
In Bugerere(Uganda) i learnt the intricacies of making the perfect groundnut sauce.
just to name a few. I love to teach p…
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Where you'll be

We shall visit the local market (optional)
Get back to my home where we shall prep, cook and eat our 3 course meal.
Relax and enjoy some swahili coffee.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Christian
January 2020
The experience with Khawaii was a complete success. I felt in good hands with her from the start and all my questions were answered patiently. During the market visit I felt in safe hands and the transportation to the market and location with their own car was comfortable and very well organised. I felt very comfortable in her private house, which is clean, and cooking in the kitchen was really fun.
The experience with Khawaii was a complete success. I felt in good hands with her from the start and all my questions were answered patiently. During the market visit I felt in saf…
Ntebaleng
January 2020
The experience was exceptional. The host is well traveled and has a sophisticated palate which allows her to draw similarities from other cuisines.
Olivia
August 2019
Lovely experience being welcomed into the home and experiencing the wholesale market. The day was like meeting up with an old friend to cook and catch up more than a strict cooking class. As a solo traveler, that hospitality was quite welcome. The food itself was delicious and sharing it with the family was a nice touch. It doesn't hurt that the location overlooks a beautiful beach
Lovely experience being welcomed into the home and experiencing the wholesale market. The day was like meeting up with an old friend to cook and catch up more than a strict cooking…
Amanda
April 2019
We had the best time with Khawaii! We have some great recipes and enjoyed a great lunch! We’ll definitely recommend this to our friends and family visiting!
Marjorie
March 2019
This was undoubtedly an authentic experience. Khawaii and her mum were the most gracious hosts and I got to learn a lot. The pace was perfect for me and it was very interactive - I got to ask as many questions as I needed throughout the preparation and cooking of one of my favorite dishes, Biriani. I also learned how to make the refreshing mkwaju (tamarind) juice, a local treasure. Awesome experience, awesome hosts. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn the how and why of authentic Swahili cuisine.
This was undoubtedly an authentic experience. Khawaii and her mum were the most gracious hosts and I got to learn a lot. The pace was perfect for me and it was very interactive - I…
Pauline
January 2020
Great lunch with Khawaii. A special experience and excellent food.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Vegetarian
Gluten-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

If you have any dietary issues or concerns send me a message and let me know.

What to bring

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