Food and drink on your Kilimanjaro climb

Mount Kilimanjaro food, meals

It is vital that you keep your energy levels up by eating well during your Kilimanjaro climb. One of the effects of altitude is the loss of appetite, so we have developed with our head chef menu plans that have lots of variety and provide all the energy you need to summit successfully! These include freshly prepared vegetables and fruit every day, and fresh meat at the start of your trek, to ensure you eat a healthy and balanced diet.

If you have any special dietary requirements like vegetarian dietary restrictions then please let us know on your booking form.

mount kilimanjaro breakfastBreakfast is usually porridge followed by sausage and eggs, toast and marmalade or jams, and hot drinks such as tea, coffee or chocolate. Please do talk to your guide about what you like and how hungry you are. The cooks always will tend to err on the side of caution in providing much more food than necessary.



Kilimanjaro lunchLunch is usually a packed lunch that you will carry in your daypack. It normally consists of a boiled egg, some sandwiches, a chicken portion, fresh fruit and a cold drink.

At the end of the day’s walking, afternoon tea is served with biscuits, peanuts and, best of all, salted popcorn with plenty of hot drinks.

Dinner begins with soup, followed by a main course including chicken or meat, a vegetable sauce, some cabbage, and rice, pasta or potatoes, with fresh fruit for dessert.

Even though you are far from home we recognise that it’s nice to have some creature comforts, so don’t be surprised when you see some of your favourite food brands, such as Heinz, Nescafe and Nestlé!

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