Language: Swahili, English
Currency: Tanzanian shilling
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Dialing Code: +255
Time Zone: GMT+3
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The only thing better than conquering Mount Kilimanjaro is washing down a can of Kilimanjaro Premium afterwards. Known as ‘Kili’ to locals, this pale lager is almost as iconic as the mountain itself. You can pick up a bottle or two (or four) at any bar or supermarket in Tanzania.
A staple of East African cuisine, nyama choma is a favourite of all Tanzanians. Literally translating to “roast meat,” nyama choma is typically made using goat, which is marinated and slow-roasted until tender. Served with a tomato salsa called kachumbari, you can pick up a plate of this delicious dish as El Rancho Kilimanjaro Restaurant in Moshi.
Coffee lovers, get excited: Tanzania produces some of the best coffee in the world. Grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, under the shade of banana trees, Tanzanian coffee is bright, clean and complex. Rich and mellow in taste once brewed, you’ll be going through more than your usual coffee intake here.
You may not have heard of ugali before, but you’ll get used to it very quickly on a trip to Kilimanjaro. Made using maize flour which is boiled into a dough-like consistency, ugali is Tanzania’s answer to polenta. And it’s served with almost everything, from bean soup to salad. Try this Tanzanian staple at Fifi’s Restaurant & Cafe in Moshi.
If you love something sweet with your morning coffee, look no further than mandazi. These East African doughnuts are made using coconut milk, which is flavoured with cardamom and coconut flakes. Eaten over tea or served as an accompaniment for curries and thick stews, it’s always a good time to eat these deep-fried Tanzanian doughnuts.