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kilwa food

kilwa food

Fish caught within the last few hours are the mainstay of our menu, supplemented with tender squid, king-prawns, lobster and crab all prepared by our head chef, Dulla, and his team.

We source all of our fish and seafood, fresh from artisanal fishermen plying their trade at the fishing village a few hundred metres along the beach from our lodge

Most of our vegetables and spices come from the local village market and so many of our dishes are fusions of European and Swahili dishes. These include Kachumbari, a cooling, spicy salad and Maharagwe, beans cooked in a creamy, coconut sauce. The coconuts are harvested from our beach, which was a former coconut plantation.

For meat lovers the menu includes European twists such as braised Okra with crispy bacon. If you’re not keen on fish don’t worry, bacon, sausages, chicken and steak are also available. Vegetarians will be in heaven, the markets are heaving with pulses which are central to the Swahili diet. Please give us advanced warning of likes, dislikes and dietary requirements. We can also arrange special group meals including goat and duck, let us know if you are interested.