Eating and Drinking on Kilimanjaro
Good food and plenty of drinking water are essential ingredients, both physically and psychologically, to make your climb rewarding. At high altitudes, drinking a lot of water is essential for your health and helps preventing altitude sicknesses. It goes without saying that your body will also need plenty of food to compensate for the unusual physical effort in climbing.
We provide you with plenty of both. You will be surprised by our professionally trained cooks who can serve up the best cuisine on Kilimanjaro, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
Of course, if you have special dietary requests (e.g. vegetarian), we are happy to cater for this as well, as long as you let us know in advance.
Our typical day of eating, drinking and sleeping on Kilimanjaro will look like this:
Climbing Kilimanjaro involves hours of daily walking, relatively easier in the first two days, progressively tougher in the third day, and downright difficult in the final 7-10 hours. The remaining two odd days on the way back are comparatively laid-back, although the immediate descent from Uhuru is quite tough on the knees and any blisters you might have developed over the first four days.
First let’s take a look at what your body will be going through:
At 5895 meters or 19,341 feet amsl, Mt Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the fourth highest summit in the Seven Summits of the world. Only 30% of annual trekkers make it to the Uhuru summit on Kilimanjaro. The altitude, low temperatures and high winds make this a challenging, though non-technical climb.
Eating on Kilimanjaro and Safari