Kilimanjaro Food Menu

Our ​Kilimanjaro food menus are always improving and we always have new menus being introduced accordingly and you can request any type of menu if you have special requirements, before a climb

Kilimanjaro food as we’ve already mentioned, staying hydrated and well-fed on your climb is absolutely vital, especially when conditions are such that you might not want to eat or drink as much as you should.

As a special reward after your summit ascent, we’ll have an “All Day English Breakfast” ready and waiting for you when you arrive back at Base Camp – just let our cook know how you like your eggs done! And before you leave the mountain, you also get to sample some of the local Tanzanian cuisine such as Njegere and Machalari or banana stew.

For each climb on Mount Kilimanjaro a dedicated cook will be part of the logistical team.  read more 

Below are typical foods from our standard menu that you can expect to eat during your climb (sample menu) Our chef cooks more than that below.




Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
Tea, Coffee, Hot ChocolateTea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
  Vegetable Soup Vegetable Soup
Toast, Biscuits with Margarine, Jam, Peanut Butter, HoneyBread, Biscuits or Pancakes with Jam, Peanut Butter, HoneyBread, Biscuits or Pancakes with Jam, Peanut Butter, Honey
Eggs, Sausages or Bacon Chicken Curry, Rice, Chapati, Green BeansSpaghetti with meat sauce
Porridge or PancakesSnack: Peanuts, Popcorn, Cake, CookiesPotatoes, Rice, Pasta
Fresh Fruit: Mango, Orange, Pineapple, Banana, Avocado or WatermelonFresh Salad: Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Carrots, Green PeppersFresh Vegetables: Carrots, Peas, Tomato, Beans, Greens

NOTE: There will be evening tea / coffer / Hot Chocolate with NUTS, POPCORN and Chicken drumstick

Karibu Adventure recommend you bring some of your own trail snacks to eat, especially for your summit night. Bring some supplementary “comfort” foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, health bars or powdered energy drinks. We can organize vegetarian and vegan meals and for those with special diets, please contact us to discuss what we can or cannot do for you.

Kindly note that food selection is limited in Tanzania, so although we will try to please all clients, in some cases clients will be asked to bring their specific food items to us, which our cooks will prepare.

  • Fresh, organic ingredients are resupplied throughout the entire trek.
  • Nutritionist-designed meals include an optimal balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
  • Unlimited purified drinking water provided daily.
  • Chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation and allergy safety.
  • Custom dining tents and comfy chairs included on every trek.
  • Eco-friendly solar lighting brightens your meals.

Food on mount Kilimanjaro

Drinking Water

What do you drink on the mountain?

During your climb all drinking water is collected by our porters from streams that are fed from glaciers high on Kilimanjaro

Is Kilimanjaro water safe?

Do we need to purify our own water while trekking the Kilimanjaro? You should drink bottled water while you are in Tanzania, but during the climb, your Mt.Kilimanjaro climbing staff will provide you with plenty of purified drinking water. You do not need to bring filtering systems or purification tablets.

How much water do you drink on Kilimanjaro?

4-5 liters
Best Practices for Staying Hydrated on Kilimanjaro. Karibu Adventure recommends a daily intake of 4 liters of water per day. Our gear list includes a water bladder, such as a 3-liter Camelback or Platypus, and a water bottle, such as a 32 oz.

Can you drink Alcohol on Kilimanjaro?

Drinking at high altitudes does, however, exaggerate and enhance the dehydration many feel when they increase their elevation. This can affect one’s physical and cognitive well-being, which may cause him or her to be unable to safely operate a vehicle.

Can you wash on Kilimanjaro?

How will I wash when on Mount Kilimanjaro? There are no showers on Kilimanjaro. Therefore, it’s best to really scrub yourself in the last shower you take before your climb begins. Hygiene on Kilimanjaro is limited to water and any sort of wipes or cloths that you bring. Karibu Adventure provide water for washing daily hot one in the basin.

Is Kilimanjaro water safe?

Water is collected from mountain streams and treated with water guard water purification tablets. Water is provided only at the campsites so you need to carry enough water, usually about 3 liters, to stay hydrated while you hike.

Friendly Services

  • Morning tea in tent (morning call)
  • Wash basin with soap in morning and upon arrival at camp
  • Wash water with soap and towel before meals
  • Dining tent with table and chairs

Morning Breakfast prior workup

Kilimanjaro Climbing Gear