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When a client books an African safari with Infinite SafariAdventures we ask them to complete a travel profile that includes their dietary restrictions. We have catered to vegetarians, vegans, only fish eaters, ovo-lacto vegetarians, gluten free, nut allergy and many other special requirements while on safari, and that was just this past few months! So if you have dietary restrictions will you starve while on safari? No!
Tourism is essential to the economy of the countries you will be visiting so your hosts want you to have a great time. They also want you to enjoy the wonderful African Safari Food they prepare. You can’t enjoy the wildlife and all the other wonderful aspects of an African safari if you are not well fed and healthy. Therefore, they don’t want to take any chances on you getting sick.
The African Safari Food is fresh (because there is little refrigeration available in the bush) and prepared in a very healthy manner that caters to your tastes. You will be amazed at what meals can be prepared in the wild.
Meals Prepared While On Safari
Typically, breakfast consists of many options including eggs, cereals, fresh fruits, bacon and fresh home-baked bread. Lunch is usually a picnic out in the bush while on a game drive or sometimes you will drive back to the lodge for a three-course meal. While on safari I have had everything from American-style pizza, barbecue pork, chicken, salads and pasta to delicious African stews and soups. This is along with delicious fruits (did you know there are over 1000 types of bananas in the world, many grown in Africa?). I have had ice cream and even champagne served out in the bush.
After sitting around the campfire and having the sundowner of your choice (you can go with the old British stiff-upper-lip drink of gin and tonic to an African Tusker or Kilimanjaro Beer or just about anything else), and reliving your day’s experiences with your fellow guests it is time for dinner. Again you will be amazed at what is prepared. Chefs usually prepare a dish that includes beef, chicken or fish. I am a particular fan of the great homemade soups (pumpkin is one of my favorites). The African Safari Food includes salads (yes you can eat it) and wonderful vegetables. You will not go hungry and will enjoy the meals you have. And if your African safari company is on top of things they will brief the lodges and camps far enough in advance to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Your lodge will make sure salads and any uncooked foods are safe to eat.
Water is either bottled or water that has been boiled and treated so it is safe to drink. I am pleased to see that more and more safari camps are not handing out water in plastic bottles but instead are becoming more environmentally sensitive by serving clean fresh water in thermos or carafes for guests to use. And if you are tired of drinking water don’t forget the delicious wines and beers that are served as well! And if are like W.C. Fields that is very important. As he once said – “Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.”
But not to worry. You will survive in style, as the African Safari Food will be safe and delicious!
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