Climb Kilimanjaro sample meal menu

An army marches on its stomach up Kilimanjaro.

For each group on Kilimanjaro a dedicated cook will be part of your logistical team and all cooking and eating utensils are provided.

Much thought goes into providing each client with a healthy and nutritious menu that has been carefully planned to increase ones chances of reaching the summit.

The balance between proteins and carbohydrates in the menu tilts towards carbohydrates as one ascends since carbohydrates are a more efficiently metabolized fuel at altitude.

Below you will find a sample menu and vegetarian/vegan/gluten free variations on the menu can be arranged.

Please do inform us in advance of any special dietary requirements and understand that food products or brands found in your own country may not be available in Tanzania.

It is however imperative to also communicate with your guide when being briefed on your arrival of these dietary specifications in order that any changes to the menu be made before you depart for the mountain.

Kilimanjaro sample meal menu

Day 01 on Kilimanjaro
Breakfast – Will be enjoyed at the Hotel before being transferred to Kilimanjaro park gate
Lunch – Lunch package will be provided from the Hotel.
Evening tea – Popcorn with tea, coffee or Milo.
Dinner – Soup, fried potatoes, sauce, fish, vegetables and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.

Day 02 on Kilimanjaro
Breakfast – Porridge (or cereal), fruit, peanuts, bread with margarine spread, jam and honey. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.
Lunch – Soup, sandwich, fruit, bread and chicken. To drink you will have juice, tea, coffee or Milo.
Evening tea – Popcorn and peanuts with tea, coffee or Milo.
Dinner – Soup and rice, bread, vegetable sauce, beef, pancake, sauté vegetable and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.

Day 03 on Kilimanjaro
Breakfast – Porridge (or cereal), bread with margarine spread, sausage, scrambled eggs, jam, honey and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.
Lunch – Soup, bread, peanut butter & jam, Queen cake, permeate chicken roll and fruit. To drink you will have juice, tea, coffee or Milo.
Evening tea – Cookies and peanuts with tea, coffee or Milo.
Dinner – Soup, bread, macaroni, minced meat, vegetable and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.

Day 04 on Kilimanjaro
Breakfast – Porridge (or cereal), bread with margarine spread, peanuts, sausage, fried eggs, jam, honey and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.
Lunch – Chips, chicken, vegetables and fruit. To drink you will have juice, tea, coffee or Milo.
Evening tea – Cookies and peanuts with tea, coffee or Milo.
Dinner – Soup, bread, spaghetti with mushroom sauce and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.

Day 05 on Kilimanjaro
Midnight – Just before beginning your summit bid you will have biscuits with tea, coffee or Milo.
Breakfast – You will be making your way to the summit, so here your snacks and comfort food will come in handy (trail bars, chocolate, energy jellies, or anything that you like that will keep your energy levels up!).

Before lunch On returning to camp – juice to re-hydrate.
Lunch – Soup, bread, vegetable stew and fruit. To drink you will have, tea, coffee or Milo and milk.
Dinner – Local food, soup, cooked banana, pilao rice with vegetable sauce and fruit. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.

Day 06 on Kilimanjaro
Breakfast – Porridge (or cereal), peanuts, toasted bread, boiled eggs, fruit, jam and honey. To drink you will have tea, coffee or Milo.

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Climb Kilimanjaro packages from South Africa

Dream World Adventures specializes in putting together tailor made Kilimanjaro packages from South Africa. Our Kilimanjaro packages include all you need in order to undertake this African adventure – from flights departing from South Africa, to accommodation before and after your climb and all park fees, logistical mountain teams and meals on the mountain.

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Climb Kilimanjaro packages starting from Tanzania

Dream World Adventures can also provide tailor made Kilimanjaro packages that will have you start your adventure from either Moshi in Tanzania, or from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.
The package prices will be quoted in US$ for clients not travelling from South Africa.

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The Marangu route on Kilimanjaro

The Marangu route was the route first used by Hans Meyer in 1891 to reach the top of Africa – Uhuru peak on Kilimanjaro. Many climbers these days opt for this route as it is the most comfortable route up Kilimanjaro, compared to all the other tented routes.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Marangu route on Kilimanjaro

The Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The Machame route we have found is definitely of the most opted for routes to consider for your adventure up Kilimanjaro. While it is not the longest route to reach the summit, the old adage for better acclimatization of “climb-high, sleep-low” comes to mind when using this tented route, with climbs to ridges and descents to valleys marking the approach days to Barafu Camp, base camp for summit, which will definitely aid hikers in their quest to reach the summit.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route is known as one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro. The first couple days on this route are beautifully wild and usually have lower traffic on the way up to the Shira Plateau, where it merges with other routes to the summit via Barafu Camp.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route on Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route will have you start your hike on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, close the border between Tanzania and Kenya. The drive to the starting point of your hike, the Naru Moru Village, is a lengthy one, and winds through coffee plantations and rural villages.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Rongai route on Kilimanjaro

The Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro

The Umbwe route, especially for the first couple of days before meeting up with the other routes at Barranco Camp, entails a steep ascent through lush forest and deep gorges. It is a challenging, but scenic route option and from Barranco camp follows the same path as the Machame and Lemosho routes to the summit via Barafu.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro

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