Most safari lodges are located far from suppliers, so it is so important to tell your Safari team about any dietary requirement well in advance of your arrival. However, bring a flight away from the nearest grocery store doesn’t stop camps providing a unique culinary experience during your stay. On the contrary, many haveMichelin-starred chefs prepare the finest ingredients Africa has to offer. Lodges often partner with the local communities by helping them set up local farms, vegetable gardens, chicken coops and other projects to supply the lodge with its fresh, seasonal ingredients. Whilst other foods are sourced from the coast, including tropical fruits, prawns and freshwater fish from Lake Victoria. Wherever you are, you can trust that you will still experience wholesome food, prepared with the same high standard ofhospitality as the rest of your stay.
Expect barbecue buffet is composed of grilled meats, seafood, meat comes from farms. In cooler weather expect heavy root vegetable stews, lamb shanks in red wine, butter pastry pies, or Indian curries. Other specialities in some areas include crocodile and seafood – local fish, and prawns being most popular grilled.
If you’re staying atUlusaba for example, expect dining under the African sky, in the Boma, on a deck or in the dining room, with an inspirational sophisticated menu to delight. Freshly baked goodies await before you set off on the morning game drive, and some might surprise you with a few more treats while you’re in the middle of the bush, from pancake stops to bush dinners under the stars lit by torches and a flaming log fire. During the evening game drives, the Ranger may pick a spot for some refreshing sundowners to get you in the mood for dinner too!
Lastly, we cannot forget about the local refreshments you can expect to experience.Rooibos (redbush) tea is the perfect way to wake up on those early, chilly mornings.
You range might mix a gin & tonic to perfection, being the quintessential bush break drink and if you’re looking for something stronger in the evening, try the creamy liquor Amarula, which is made from the amarula fruit, very sweet and elephants love it! Or try the local raw spirit called Witblits, but be warned, it is potent!