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Mt Kilimanjaro - Trekili Eco Expeditions

Mountain Cuisine

At Trekili Eco Expeditions,we have tried to choose food items that are not too difficult to digest at high altitude. The Mountain Cuisine menu for all our climbs are specially prepared to provide a balanced diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, plenty of protein and carbohydrates combined with a high liquid content. Our cooks have undergone extensive training and we review our menus to offer options that best meet the dietary needs of our clients. Our cooks have all received training in best practice hygiene practices to ensure your meals are prepared to the highest standards.

Our goal is to provide a warm, comfortable dining environment to encourage trekkers to eat and drink more. Unless the weather is especially fine, breakfast and dinner are served in the communal mess tent with very comfortable folding chairs and tables, illuminated by bright LED lights.

We also cater for different dietary requirements and full vegetarian menus can be provided on request. Please do let us know if you have any particular dietary requirements or considerations.

As we trek to the highest camp prior to summiting, experience has shown us that trekkers generally do not feel like eating solid food and for these occasions we like to prepare a good broth that is both tasty and easily digestible. We also recommend you bring some of your favorite treats as they will seem more palatable.

Breakfast Menu

  • cereals, porridge
  • seasonal fresh fruit; mango, banana, water melon
  • toast (with butter, honey, jam, peanut butter),
  • french toast, pancakes
  • sausages, bacon, eggs (scrambled, fried, poached, omelet), tomatoes, cooked vegetables, fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas),
  • tea, coffee, cocoa, drinking chocolate, soup, juice.


Provided for your day pack … bananas, chocolate, biscuits


Packed lunch for longer walking days:

  • assorted sandwiches
  • fresh fruit, boiled egg, cake
  • soup, tea, coffee, drinking chocolate,

Hot lunch for shorter days:

  • vegetable, spinach, chicken, beef soup
  • bread, pancakes
  • cheese, tinned fish, jam, peanut butter
  • mixed salad comprising tomatoes, cucumber, onion, carrots
  • tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, soups

Afternoon tea

  • peanuts, biscuits, popcorn, home made cake
  • tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, soups

Dinner Menu

  • vegetable, spinach, chicken, beef soups
  • beef & vegetable stew, beef bourguignon, beef stroganoff
  • kilimanjaro fried chicken (KFC), chicken cacciatore,
  • spaghetti bolognaise
  • swahili coconut fish curry
  • bean & sausage casserole
  • chicken curry
  • meatballs & vegetable stew
  • ugali (local dish); fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas)
  • tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, chicken or vegetable soup, juice

Bed Refreshments

  • hot beverage of your choice, served in your tent

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