When going bush camping or a wild safari, planning meals is advisable for the duration to avoid being stranded in locations with no food or restaurants for several kilometres around. Here is a quick recommendation of food items you can purchase before travelling. Always remember to be hydrated and refill or restock whenever there is an opportunity to do so to avoid any inconveniences.
When you boil water, you can quickly make instant noodles, a quick source of carbohydrates and starch, which helps replenish your energy, especially if a long trek is involved.
Carrying different canned food is easy to ensure a balanced diet, especially adding protein to your diet. We recommend taking a few canned beans, which can be paired well with instant noodles.
Fruits are readily available all around Kenya. Before going off the grid, carrying several fruits that can last longer and won’t squish in your bag, like apples, oranges, pears and pineapples, is better.
Energy bars or nuts
If a lot of walking or hiking is involved, you need at least 1500 calories a day and being able to carry nuts like groundnuts, granola bars, and biscuits will be helpful to keep you going. Ensure you also hydrate, taking several cups of water before a long walk.
Ready to eat sausages or smokies
Even though they have a shorter shelf life, sausages can be a good start for the first day when you arrive at your destination while you preserve the other items for other intense days.