Sample Food on Kilimanjaro
The menu on Kilimanjaro is designed to ensure your food intake matches your level of exertion. It will provide you with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables. When you are at altitude you could start to feel nauseous and your appetite may be suppressed, so the meals prepared at high altitude usually contain more carbohydrates and less protein to help you to digest your food.
Your meals will be prepared by your cooks on Kilimanjaro and the food will be carried by your porters.
A typical day’s menu will include the following:
- Smoked sausages
- Fresh fruit (pinapple, melon or oranges)
- Tea / Coffee / hot chocolate
- Fresh fruit
- Hard boiled eggs
- Fruit juice
- Pasta / Rice / Potatoes
- Chicken / Beef
- Fresh fruit
You may wish to bring your own snacks to provide well deserved treat, or energy boost! Chocolate is generally the best answer and if it has nuts in then even better, but whatever you choose make sure it is a favourite treat and not a ‘power bar’, or ‘energy gel’. If you are suffering from altitude sickness then your appetite may be suppressed and these snacks may become a good supplement to your meals, so make sure it is something that you enjoy eating! A powdered energy drink such as lucozade sport is also a good source of energy and will help with the taste of the water if you have been using iodine tablets.