Visit the market and make Kenya dishes with a home cook


50 EUR

We will start off at the mall westlands, and proceed to the local market to buy the fresh produce and you will be able to enjoy a ride on a matatu and interact with the local vendors. Then we will head to my home, where you will enjoy a home-cooked Kenyan meal along with learning how to make it.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Josephine

I am a Kenyan foodie. My food is unique, tasty and authentically kenyan and Asian. I am passionate about food and love entertaining. I love travelling, meeting new people, books and engaging, meaningful conversation.

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  • Learn how to make kenyan dishes
  • Visit a local market and interact with the local vendors
  • Enjoy a ride on a matatu to and from the market

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We will start off at the mall westlands and proceed to the local market to buy the fresh produce and you will be able to enjoy a ride on a matatu and interact with the local vendors. Then we will head to my home, where you will enjoy a home-cooked Kenyan/Asian meal in an authentic Kenyan home along with learning how to make it.

Experience how the locals eat and entertain every day in the privacy of my home. Cooking is my passion and with hundreds of tried-and-tested family recipes that are guaranteed to make you want to come back. Enjoy your meal privately with family, friends and travelers from all over the world in a peaceful, tranquil environment and experience Kenyan hospitality like never before.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty as I show you step by step how to cook the food we love so much. Learn the secrets and techniques of cooking with spices firsthand.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transport to and from the market
  • Cooking equipment
  • Drinking water
  • Fresh fruits
  • Five course Kenyan meal
  • Kenyan spiced tea

Meeting point

The mall westlands (The mall westlands)

Reviews from travellers (6)


An authentic experience
Going shopping with Josephine and helping her preparing traditional Kenyan food in her kitchen was one of the most authentic experiences we had in Nairobi.
She is kind and easygoing, took us to a local market where we would have never gone by ourselves. We caught a local bus, which was an adventure itself. When we got back to her place she explained what food we would make and let us help her, she even sent us the recipe afterwards.
Josephine was a great host, communication was easy with her and she obviously enjoys getting to know people from around the world.
I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is not only interested in Kenyan cuisine but also would like to have an interesting conversation with a friend from this beautiful country.
A perfect half day
I would recommend anyone that wanted delicious food to take this class. We booked two days before and Josephine responded to the request almost immediately. She is very attentive and caring.

We met by a mall and took the public bus to the local market where we picked up veggies and fruits. Prepare to walk a little bit and wear something comfortable.

We then made our way back to her home where she showed us how to cook such amazing food! I feel confident I can replicate what we did, she is really a great charismatic teacher. The afternoon was full of laughs and discussion about food from our different backgrounds.

Hands down one of my favorite things was making the chapati! It was really good to eat some fresh food. Next time I come to Kenya I will definitely do a morning class with her to learn how to make samosas! I will also book through Airbnb probably as this site doesn’t pay up immediately and she deserves it!

10/10 I would do it again. Thank you Josephine! We had a really fantastic time with you.
Highly Recommend
Josphine was amazing, I had a great time with Josphine’s cooking class. First, we went to a local market by a local public transportation (Bus). It was a really unique experience!! Visiting market was really interesting experience. She got some stuff for our cooking. I also got some veggies and fruits! It was really good deal!! She helped my shopping:) After visiting market We went her place to cook! We made traditional Kenyan meals. Chicken curry, Chapati, Ugali, Samosa, etc… She taught me local spots, Kenyan lifestyle, culture, I really enjoyed her accompany and chatting with her! Most of us come Nairobi for Safari, Giraffe, Elephant, and to see more animals! But Nairobi has deep food culture as well! I would definitely recommend to add Josphine cooking class for your itinerary! You can really see and feel what locals life in Nairobi!
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