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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Meals Menu

Our menus are always improving and we always have new dishes being introduced accordingly and you can have any of special requirements before climb even if you aren’t a vegetarian. What about have birthday cakes during the climb or a Christmas, New Year cards and cakes at the top of Kilimanjaro! Come with us to experience the authentic nature.

Kilimanjaro Centre For Trekking and Ecotourism (KCTE) has an experienced mountain chefs who prepare delicious and palatable food for your health to manage succeed to the Mount Kilimanjaro summit. Provided that human body develops tendency of losing appetite in high altitude one should force him/herself to eat and drink as much as he/she can to put the body fit. Good food and plenty of drinking water are essential ingredients, both physically and psychologically, to make your climb rewarding. At high altitudes, drinking a lot of water is essential for your health and helps preventing altitude sicknesses. Take as many as you can as we provide both of them in plenty.

Please let us know in advance if there is any special dietary request (s) e.g. vegetarian, we are happy to cater for this as well. The fruits are always added in our highest quality ingredients using the fresh season fruits.

Our mountain cuisine normally includes the following:

Three healthy prepared meals a day that is (Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Hot Dinner). We control at our best things like fats red meat and cholesterol in our cooking oil.

Specialty food like dried fruits, chocolates and cheeses. The cooler boxes keep our food in a fresh order throughout the trekking period.

Please find the list of menu items in our Kilimanjaro Menu.

BREAKFAST: Fruit Juice, Fruit, Cereal/Porridge, Eggs bread/French-toast/Plain-toast/Pancakes, Sausages, Margarine, Jam/Honey, Tea/Coffee/Drinking chocolate. Boiled egg, spinach omelet or fried egg with beacon and bread.

SNACKS: Peanuts/Crisps/Popcorn/Cookies.

LUNCH: Sliced Carrot and Cucumber stripes, Avocado slices, Boiled egg, Vegetable/Meat cutlets, Sandwiches (Egg/ Cheese/Tomato/Tuna/Meat/Peanut butter), Fruit. Boiled egg, salami sandwich, cheese, French toast Macaroni and meat sauce and bread.

DINNER: Soup of the day, Bread, Salad, Rice/Pasta/Potatoes, Chicken/Meat, Mixed Vegetables (Carrot/French -Beans/Cabbage), Lentils, Fruit Salad, Fruit with custard, Tea/Coffee/Milo/Drinking chocolate. Spaghetti with meat sauce or fish with rice, Fried beef with roast potatoes, rice, carrots, cabbage. Roast chicken with vegetable, fried rice, green pepper, carrots.

ON WAY TO THE SUMMIT (midnight snack)
Hot Chocolate, Tea or coffee and biscuits, orange squash or soup


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Kilimanjaro is Africa’s most celebrated mountain, the name Kilimanjaro has aroused feelings of passion, wonderment and awe. “Its name is synonymous with Africa itself, and few mountains anywhere on earth have been so enshrouded in romance and mystery. Even the names of the towns which grace the base of the peak have a dream-like quality to them , Rongai, Machame, Moshi and Marangu. Slave traders in another century were guided by it. Great writers with no interest in mountains have written about it. Songs have been sung about it. Empires fought for it. And all the time the stories and myths of Kilimanjaro have grown – some true and some false. Yes, the partially preserved skeleton of a leopard does exist on the icy crater rim at 5,670 m (18,600 ft). No, Queen Victoria did not give the mountain to the Kaiser as a birthday present. But however one looks at it, Kilimanjaro does possess an atmosphere, a personality of the type of which legends are easily born.”

Towering to a height of 5,895 metres (19,340 feet), and resting on a base 80 by 50 kilometres, Kilimanjaro dwarfs any other peak on the African continent. (The next highest summit is Mount Kenya at 5,199 metres – 17,058 feet.) On a clear day Kilimanjaro can be seen from a distance of 160 kilometres, soaring 4,900 metres (16,000 feet) like an island into the sky. It is often described as the highest free-standing mountain in the world in that it is not part of a mountain range, but rises in splendid isolation above African plains.