Language: Swahili, English
Currency: Tanzanian shilling
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Dialing Code: +255
Time Zone: GMT+3
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Almost as fun to eat as it is to pronounce, nyama choma is a hallmark of family celebrations in Tanzania and Kenya. Though the name refers to many varieties or roast meat, it’s most commonly goat, best eaten with your hands and washed down with a chilled beer.
Speaking of chilled beer, a trip to Tanzania is scarcely complete without a sip or two of their national pale lager, Kilimanjaro Premium. Said to be made with ingredients grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, it pairs perfectly with many of the country’s most beloved dishes, abounding in spices and chunks of meat.
Though ugali itself is a fairly bland, doughy item, when used as a base for other dishes it offers an easy fill up and makes a meal complete. Commonly used to dip into saucy curries or as a side for salads, it would be hard to venture to this part of the world without trying at least one ugali.