What is the Food Going to be Like on my Kilimanjaro Trip

We run a wide range of trips on Kilimanjaro, however, we specialize in and prefer running trips on the Lemosho Route over 8 days. From our experience, we are big believers in having more time on the mountain for a safe and successful journey. Acclimatization is one of the key factors in your success and spending at least 8 days is our recommendation.

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We have been running trips to climb Kilimanjaro for over 15+ years now.  Ian Taylor Trekking has also put over 3,000 people on the summit, with a 95% success rate on our 8 day Lemosho route up the mountain. Likewise, our 7 day Machame route climbs have 85% success rates. We run over 30 trips to climb Kilimanjaro each year and pride ourselves on helping people get the right training and information prior to their climb.  If you are considering a climb up Kilimanjaro, then GET IN TOUCH today!

Food on Kilimanjaro

Quality Food

We also pride ourselves in providing quality food at each meal. Your body needs fuel for your Kilimanjaro climb, and like a car, you can either fuel with premium or regular. You will be provided a three course meal, three times a day, providing nothing but the best available. We have runners coming up the mountain with fresh food throughout the trip so you are provided with quality nutritious meals throughout the entire journey up and down the mountain.

Ian Taylor Trekking Kilimanjaro Food

We can cater to your dietary restrictions as well, so if you are gluten free, vegetarian or have allergies, it will not be an issue. Our menu has been developed over the years to give you quality throughout. READ SOME REVIEWS from people who have been on our Kilimanjaro trips.  Here is a sample of what your meals may look like on the trip.

Ian Taylor Trekking on Kilimanjaro

Day 1 

You will wake up at the Karama Lodge in Arusha and have breakfast at the hotel. Our goal is to be on the road by 8 am to take the scenic drive to the Londrossi Gate. With stops this usually takes about 3 hours 30 minutes. Once you reach the gate you will be searched a hot lunch.

Lunch: Vegetable Soup, Chicken, Sandwiches, fruit, boiled eggs and salad. This will be served at the Londrossi Gate after you sign into the National Park.

Afternoon Tea:  Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo Served with nuts or popcorn

Dinner: Carrot and Coriander Soup, Fresh Fish with Tomato Sauce, Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans,  Avocado Salad, Fresh Fruit, Tea and Coffee.

The Dining Tent on Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking

Day 2

Breakfast: Mango, Porridge Oats with Raisins, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Hash Browns, Brown or White Toast Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Lunch: Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Tuna Salad with Boiled Eggs Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Afternoon Tea: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits and Popcorn

Dinner: Pumpkin Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken and Chapatti Served with Steamed Rice Zucchini and Vegetable Sauce Pancakes and Honey. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

A Sample Meal on Kilimanjro

Day 3

Breakfast: Water Melon, Porridge Oats with Raisins, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans. Brown or White Toast Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Lunch: Mushroom Soup served with White or Brown Bread Beef and Vegetable Pie with Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Afternoon Tea: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo, Served with Biscuits and Cake

Dinner: Sweet Corn & Sweet Potato Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef Goulash with Vegetables, Served with Steamed Rice, Banana Fritters and Honey. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo.

Meat, Potatoes and Vegetables are served on Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking!

Day 4

Breakfast: Watermelon and oranges, Porridge Oats with Raisins, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Hash Browns, Brown or White Toast served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Lunch: Chicken Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef Pie and Coleslaw Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Afternoon Tea: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits and Popcorn

Dinner: Potato and Leek Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken, Zucchini and Vegetable Sauce, served with Steamed Rice and Chapattis Cheese and Crackers. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

The Team Enjoying the Meals on Kilimanjaro

Day 5

Breakfast: Pineapple, Porridge Oats with Raisins, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Hash Browns, Brown or White Toast served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Lunch: Mushroom Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef Pie and Coleslaw Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Afternoon Tea: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits and Popcorn

Dinner: Potato and Leek Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken, Zucchini and Vegetable Sauce, served with Steamed Rice and Chapattis Cheese and Crackers. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo.

The Menu on our Kilimanjaro trips is varied each meal!

Day 6

Breakfast: Bananas and Oranges, Porridge Oats with Raisins, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White Toast, Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Lunch: Minestrone Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Ploughman’s Lunch, Cheddar Cheese, Bread, Pickles and Boiled Eggs, Served with Carrot and Orange Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo.

Afternoon Tea: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo, served with Biscuits and Cake.

Early Dinner:  Spaghetti Bolognase, Potato and Egg Salad, Cake and Fresh Fruit. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Midnight: Porridge Oats, Brown or White Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo. Chocolate Bars to Eat En Route to the Summit.

Ian Taylor Trekking on Kilimanjaro

Day 7

Lunch: Farmhouse Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef Pie and Coleslaw Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo.

Afternoon Tea: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo, served with Biscuits and Popcorn

Dinner: Carrot and Ginger Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Meat Balls in a Swahili Sauce,  Mixed Vegetables, served with Fried Rice and Chapattis, Fruit Fritters and Honey. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo

Reaching the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Day 8

Breakfast: Bananas and Oranges, Porridge Oats with Raisins, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Marmalade and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo.

Lunch: Minestrone Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Ploughman’s Lunch, Cheddar Cheese, Bread, Pickles and Boiled Eggs Served with Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo.

Fresh food on Kilimanjaro

Join one of our Quality Kilimanjaro Trips

Not all trips on Kilimanjaro are created equally!  Ian Taylor Trekking trips focus on serving high quality, nutritious and delicious meals! We have 3 chefs and 4 support staff working in our kitchen on Kilimanjaro. They have also been working with us for over 10 years! We know how important nutrition is on a trip, therefore we offer quality fresh food on all our Kilimanjaro trips. Read some REVIEWS from our Kilimanjaro trips and CONTACT US if you would like further information.

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