KILIMANJARO FOOD MENU
Our team of experienced chefs take great pride in serving delicious and nutritional meals as listed below on Kilimanjaro Food Menu lists. All of our menus have been specifically planned to provide you with necessary energy, nutrients and keep you hydrated.
Clients often comment that the chef’s ability and standard of food is far above what could have possibly been expected given the logistical limitations of the mountain. We even have a resupply crew mid way through your trek to ensure everything is fresh just for you.
We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions or requests on of Kilimanjaro food menu. If your climb is over a special occasion for a birthday, anniversary or romantic marriage proposal we can also arrange cakes, champagne or something extra special, just let us know.
Great food and plenty of fluids are essential ingredients, both physically and psychologically, to make your Kilimanjaro climb rewarding. At high altitudes, staying properly hydrated is essential for your health and helps prevent altitude sicknesses. Lots of teas and delicious soups will supplement your daily water intake so drink and eat as much as you can – we provide plenty of both.
For each trek on Mount Kilimanjaro a dedicated cook will be part of the logistical team.
- Fresh, organic ingredients are resupplied throughout the entire trek.
- Nutritionist-designed meals include an optimal balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
- Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
- Unlimited purified drinking water provided daily.
- Chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation and allergy safety.
- Custom dining tents and comfy chairs included on every trek.
- Eco-friendly solar lighting brightens your meals.
Below are typical foods from our standard menu that you can expect to eat during your climb (sample menu)
Breakfast: Eggs, sausages, bacon, French toast/pancakes, bread/toast, cereal/porridge, fruit. Margarine, jam, honey, peanut butter. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juice.
Packed Lunch: Carrot and cucumber strips, avocado slices, boiled eggs, chicken, meat cutlets, sandwiches (egg, cheese, tomato, meat, tuna, or peanut butter), and fruit. Meat sauce and bread.
Dinner: Soup of the day, bread, salad, meat/chicken/fish, rice/pasta/potatoes, vegetables, lentils, fruit. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Snacks: Peanuts, popcorn, crisps, cookies.
Bujo Tours recommends you bring some of your own trail snacks to eat, especially for your summit night.
- Lightweight and low-calorie is good, and energy or granola bars, chocolate, candy, cookies, crackers, nuts, and dried fruit are all popular choices.
- Be sure to choose things that you really like, because you’ll need extra incentive to keep eating if you find your appetite decreasing at high altitude.
- Adding drink crystals such as Gatorade, Crystal Light, or Tang to one of your water bottles may also encourage you to consume extra fluids, and they often taste especially delicious on a hard day of hiking!