FARM TO FORK MEALS
Watch giraffes stroll by while enjoying a meal. Hear the song of a Southern Ground Hornbill while sipping from your drink.
Emboo River's meals are served in our lounge area along the river bend, on the terrace in front of your room or in the midst of the savannah for a bush breakfast or lunch.
Emboo River's Chefs apply a Farm to Fork concept, by using local and fresh ingredients to make sure that you enjoy delicious meals!
Within the camp, Emboo River has its own organic vegetable and herb garden - called 'shamba' in Kenya - with bell peppers, squash, rosemary, basil and a monkey proof cover. Guests join Emboo River's Chef in the garden to select fresh ingredients for their meals. As Emboo River is in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, more substantial farming cannot and should not be done. Therefore, Emboo River has a shamba outside the Reserve where vegetables, fruits and honey are produced. The produce is organic which means that Emboo River’s farmers use natural products as fertilizers and to keep insects away.
Emboo River's menu includes dishes inspired by Kenyan, Indian, Italian, Belgian, Ugandan ... cuisine.
Also, Emboo River’s menu is based on a ‘flexitarian’ diet: it is mainly focused on vegetable dishes and limits the number of meat dishes. Limiting the consumption of meat has a big impact on the environment, because the production of meat is paired with high use of water, deforestation and the emission of methane gas.
Fresh drinking water is sourced from a local women-led project from Friends of the Mara, a community based organisation, where borehole water is cleaned through solar powered technology.
Want a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Emboo River's team was trained by the well-known Connect Coffee! Connect Coffee provides us with the best coffee beans and assists farmers to improve their coffee production (both quantity & quality) and their welfare!
Got special requests? Gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, extra spicy, ... Just give us a heads up and our Chefs will prepare meals that are finger licking good.