You will be amazed at the variety, quality & quantity of the food we serve to you whilst you are on your Mount Kilimanjaro climb. As you are trekking for between 6-9 hours a day (before summit night) you’ll be burning a lot of calories – and as you are at altitude – even more than you would at sea level.
Ensuring that you are well fed – and fully fuelled for climbing Kilimanjaro is paramount – so you’ve enough energy to get to the top. On all of our Kilimanjaro climbs you will be fully supported by a team of chefs, and cooking porters whom will cater for every dietary requirement and you will have 3 hot cooked meals a day – plus a plentiful supply of water and hot drinks.
Each day you will be served different menus whilst on the climb and the below is a guideline to what type of food you can expect on Kilimanjaro:
- Breakfast – porridge (oats or millet), toast, eggs, sausages, cereal & fruit, Tea, coffee, cocoa, juice, Peanut butter, jam, honey
- Lunch – soup, rice, vegetables, chicken, casserole, chips, sandwiches
- Dinner – soup, breads, stews, pasta, rice, vegetables, chips
- Snacks at camp – on arrival into camp there will be salty snacks & biscuits
- Each stop there will be purified water, hot water for teas, coffee & hot chocolate!
Remember to inform us if you have any special dietary requirements – Our chefs are also able accommodate almost any dietary restrictions, so that vegans, vegetarians, gluten and lactose intolerant and those with restrictions due to their religious beliefs are all accommodated. Just make sure you let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions you may have
Also if you’ve any questions or concerns about the food whilst on the challenge feel free to speak to our team and we can give you more information!
Keeping hydrated is crucial in the Kilimanjaro acclimatizing process – and you will get dehydrated easily not just from the walking each day but by breathing in the air at higher altitudes. So we ensure that there is always a plentiful supply of treated and filtered water in the camp each morning/ night and at the lunch stops also. Depending on your physiology you will need to take in between 3-4 liters of water each day of Kilimanjaro trekking. Which is a lot of water? So many people find that taking electrolytes or flavoured cordial helps to keep the taste buds excited. There will also be hot drinking water at the camp eat morning/ evening as well as the lunch stop with a selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate.