This impressive, locally run centre provides education, talent development and vocational training for Kigamboni-area youth. For visitors, it can organise traditional dance, drumming, acrobatic, cooking and Swahili lessons, plus walking and cycling tours. Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 6pm is the best time to visit. With luck, you’ll catch one of the free talent shows; call ahead to confirm.

To get here, take the ferry to Kigamboni and get a bajaji (tuk-tuk) to the centre; it’s opposite the Kigamboni police station next to Kakala bar.