Welcome to KIU

Kiswahili na Utamaduni (KIU) is a company that aims to provide Swahili language training & cultural training. Learn more


KIU Swahili online lessons are designed to emulate the face-to-face learning experience, you can flexibly learn as per your schedule anywhere. Learn more


Kiswahili na Utamaduni (KIU) is a company based in Dar es salaam, was established in 1985 under Tanzanian laws of company main aim is to provide Swahili language training, cultural training, Translation/interpretation and education material to help people to get the most of their stay in the land of a thousand KARIBU (Welcome).

Communicating in a foreign language is a challenge for people engaged in development work in East Africa. During the last 30 years, KIU has developed extensive expertise in enabling expatriates to improve their language skills. As a result, our training has gained a very strong reputation in Tanzania.


We provide Swahili language training, cultural training, translation / interpretation services and educational material.


We work with people from a wide range of backgrounds – from tourists to NGOs and from employees of foreign companies to Missionaries and students.

We run small groups to assure all individual student needs are met. The groups are formed according to the learning abilities of participants, and KIU applies a very high degree of flexibility in the teaching levels.