Food throughout most areas of East Africa is similar. Whenever a dish has a Swahili name, it invariably contains coconut and bananas. There is coconut milk in curry, soups, vegetables, egg dishes, fish, meat and poultry, as well as in dessert dishes. The bananas are used in meat stews as well as with fish and poultry. Ugali, the perennial cornmeal porridge, is the primary staple. Rice is also frequently eaten.
On Kilimanjaro, you can expect: for breakfast - oatmeal, eggs, toast and fruit. Lunches are usually eaten en-route to the next campsite and therefore consist of sandwiches and fruit. Dinners include meat, carbohydrates and vegetables.