Food and Accommodation
At Adventure Alternative we offer an exciting and adventurous camping experience for families, honeymooners, individuals, small teams, schools and other interest groups. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with the perfect adventure holiday in some of the best safari destinations in East Africa. The basic safari package that we offer can be described as follows:
Where You Sleep
The camping spots that we choose to pitch our tents vary depending on the itinerary and are individually selected based on a number of factors; including tourist attractions nearby, quality of facilities provided, scenic value, closeness to National Parks, security and cleanliness of camp/quality of staff. We have long term connections with all camps and can guarantee an authentic and comfortable experience in all locations.
You will be sleeping in large walk-in mobile safari tents with mattresses provided and mosquito nets built in to the doors and windows, all tents are imported from Nepal and are un-matched in quality, space and comfort levels.
At the designated camping grounds, usually lush green lawns, toilets and showers are provided. Most camping spots have flush toilets although in remote locations (Eg, Suswa or Samburu) it is more than likely going to be the long drop variety. The showers are mostly cold, which you’ll find to be quite refreshing after a long safari in under the hot African sun.
Camp lights are provided and your mobile phones, cameras, etc can be charged in the vehicles through the cigarette adaptors, or at charging points within the camps.
What You Eat and Where
Evening meals and breakfasts tend to be prepared in camp by our qualified cooks and you can choose to eat in the porch of the tent or under the stars. We will provide mobile safari chairs and tables. Lunches are usually on the go and tend to be packed lunches.
All meals are a balanced diet which will be discussed before starting a safari (beef and chicken are favourites although lamb, goat, fish and vegetarian options can also be discussed with the staff during the safari brief) and although rice, potato or spaghetti dishes are the most popular you’ll have the opportunity to try a couple of local delicacies too, no trip to East Africa would be complete without sampling Ugali or Chapati.
There’ll be no shortage of fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season and are served at all meal times. A typical breakfast meal includes bread, sausages, eggs, fruit and juices as well as tea/coffee/hot chocolate. We provide bottled drinking during the entire trip.
We are also able to accommodate special dietary requirements at no extra cost although we would advise that you let us know in advance.
Accommodation Upgrade Options
Generally, the mid-range accommodation on safari will be in cottages, banda’s or permanent tented camps and meals will be provided by our safari staff. However, there are half-board and full-board options available and you will find that this mid-range accommodation provides a number of basic services as well, including bars and restaurants, better quality toilets and shower facilities, more access to electricity and laundry services.
Top end accommodation provides a high degree of luxury in terms of attention to detail and facilities which can include jacuzzis, spa and massage treatments, swimming pools, excellent bars overlooking watering holes and rivers, elegant themed rooms and lobbies, laundry services, alfresco dining, balloon safaris as well as other intimate unique wildlife encounters. However you can still make use of these services at the lodges if you are on a camping safari, just be prepared to pay for it!
In Nairobi we have our own Guest House which you can make use of or we can direct you to one of Nairobi’s many hotels or travellers camps.