Tanzanian cuisine varies according to region. For instance, around the coast, there’s a lot of seafood and spicier flavours.
Nyama choma (grilled meat in Swahili) is a popular meal, usually served with ugali – like polenta, made from maize or cassava flour. Vegetables include okra, beans, cassava leaves and mchicha, similar to spinach. Fried plantains are a common side dish.
There is a big Indian influence in Tanzania, so expect to find plenty of chapati, pilau rice and biryani.
At most safari camps, you’ll be able to sample lots of Tanzanian dishes, familiar international cuisine, plus homemade bread and pastries, Western-style breakfasts, fresh salads and fruits.