CUISINE

We make and bake every bite of our delicious food on site to offer you a superb fusion of Italo-Afro-bush gourmet for which Elephant Watch is famous far and wide. Vegetables are sourced locally from the foothills of Mt. Kenya, and then spiced to perfection with herbs from our organic garden. The meat comes mostly from our organic farm in Naivasha, or from the lush cattle ranches of Laikipia where livestock is pasture-raised and free to roam.

You will love our cold avocado and gazpacho soups, fresh tropical juices, daily baked focaccia, rye rolls and crunchy cookies, home made ice-creams, relishes, jams, honey in the comb (from our organic apiary), and fresh pasta and rice salads. We like to plan each day to suit your needs, so picnic breakfasts and lunches are carefully prepared to be unwrapped on the banks of a river as a herd of elephants stroll by. It’s a sensory delight!

If you want to taste the local cuisine, roasted goat – Samburu-style fresh off the fire – is one of our specialities. Be prepared to bite into a sizzling chunk then slice it off the bone with a sword. No knives or forks allowed! Just a pinch of salt. Painting your face with red ochre and cow fat is optional.

At night, the orange flames from the fire and glow of hurricane lamps light up the dining table where we serve iced wine and mouth-watering grilled meat and fish. The river burbles gently below us as owls hoot and baboons bark under a black sky scattered with a million stars. In the distance, the tune of a Samburu flute keeps pace with an elephant splashing across the river. It simply can’t get any better, until the pudding arrives!

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