Meals on my African tour

To any traveler’s delight, trying different types of food can be a wonderful and eye-opening experience.  Here are some of the meals(camping, village, and restaurant) I had on my 45-day tour in Africa.  For our camping meals, we had a dedicated cook, Simon, who prepared delicious meals on a portable cooker each day. 

Some local dishes include:

Ugali:  dough-like substance made of maize and water
Chipati:   flatbread similar to roti or tortilla.

Meals on my African tour

Day 2:  Camping meal in Tanzania

Tanzania Camping Meal: Green beans, meat and rice

Day 3:  Meal in a village near Mto wa Mbu Karatu, Tanzania

A Feast of Food: Potatoes, spinach, rice, meat, ugali, and much more

Day 8:  Meal in Moshi Village in Tanzania

Moshi Village Meal: Beans, potatoes, spinach, rice, and meat

Day 9: Meal on a cheese farm in Lushoto, Tanzania

Meal on Cheese Farm: Fresh cheese, cucumbers, carrots, and fresh bread

Day 11:  Night Market in Zanzibar

Grilled seafood (spicy and non-spicy) and vegetables on skewers

Day 17:  Camping Meal in Lake Malawi

Camping Meal: Fried potatoes, steak, lettuce and carrots

Day 19:  Meal in a village near Luwawa Forest Lodge in Malawi

Village Meal: Ugali, chicken, beans, and spinach

Day 23:  Sunset dinner cruise near Victoria Falls, Zambia

Dinner Cruise: Sausage, chicken, salad, and pasta

Day 32:  Camping meal in Namibia

Camping Meal: Vegetables, rice, and pork chop

Day 34:  Camping meal in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Camping Meal: Spinach, chicken, vegetables, and ugali

Day 37: Dinner at Napolitan in Swakopmund, Namibia

Big Game Burger at Napolitan restaurant in Swakopmund

Day 43:  Camping Meal near Orange River, Namibia

Camping Meal: Meatballs, vegetables, and chipati

Day 44:  Last meal of the tour at Highlanders vineyard in South Africa

Last Meal: Chicken, potatoes, bread, and rice


About Jan

In 2004 and 2010, I set aside time to travel the world in 3 parts. In 2004, I traveled to Thailand, Europe, and Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. In 2010, I traveled to 3 continents: Asia, South America, and Africa. I am not sure if I have a fascination with the number 3, but I seem to be constantly traveling by numbers.
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4 Responses to Meals on my African tour

  1. Edi says:

    Oh my gosh! A post made just for me! The food looks so good! How did the food taste? Did you like most of it? Was it good or more “interesting” than good? Do tell!

    • Jan says:

      The food was quite tasty and we were very lucky with our camping meals! We had this amazing cook that created meals from a portable cooker. One of my favorite dishes was the chipati which tasted like a tortilla (Day 43 picture).

  2. JO says:

    Jan, What a great collection of pictures around the theme! These meals look good – remarkable when you consider the conditions they were cooked under. Simon is indeed a talented man!

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