Mount Kilimanjaro Food Menu

Food and Drinks During Kilimanjaro Climb, Mount Kilimanjaro trekking requires healthy food cuisine ranging from Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats
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Food and Drinks During Kilimanjaro Climb

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!
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Our goal is to help all our clients climb Kilimanjaro safely and have a really enjoyable trek. To do this we operate our own Kilimanjaro climbs so we control every aspect of your trip. We don’t just take your booking to climb Kilimanjaro then sub-contract your safety and enjoyment to someone else. If you book with us you climb Kilimanjaro with us.


Remember to inform us if you have any special dietary requirements – Our chefs are also able to 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!

What to eat on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Staying Hydrated

Keeping hydrated is crucial in the Kilimanjaro acclimatizing process – and you will get dehydrated easily not just from 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 litres 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.

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