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. As Emboo River is in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, more substantial farming cannot and should not be done. Therefore, Emboo River has a second 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 local and international cuisines. The menu is based on a ‘flexitarian’ diet, meaning that it is mainly focused on vegetable dishes and limits the number of meat dishes. Limiting the consumption of meat has a big positive impact on the environment, because the production of meat is paired with high use of water, deforestation and the emission of methane gas.
Emboo River's Chefs have been trained by the Mtofu team to create exquisite vegan dishes. Do you have other special food wishes? Gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian, pescatarian, extra spicy, homemade non dairy milks, spirulina and other superfoods ... Just give us a heads up and our Chefs will prepare meals that are finger licking good.
Ready to enjoy a Kenyan tea or 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 welfare. Emboo River's teas are created by Stir Me Tea. These loose leaf teas are grown in Kenya.
PS: Matcha-lovers, we got you covered.