THE BUSH KITCHEN
All our food is home-made, 90% is home-grown in our organic garden at the farm HQ and all of the meat is locally sourced if not from here then from within a 60km radius. The only fish we offer is locally sourced.
All meals are hearty and clean, full of herbs, fresh vegetables and salads and lots of flavour. You can expect a full cooked breakfast, fruit smoothies and home made healthy juices, buffet lunches, afternoon tea and a three course meal in the evening – we promise you won’t go hungry! Using eco-charcoal ovens, our chefs produce freshly baked rosemary breads, shortbread cookies and cakes for tea. You are welcome to come to the kitchen to see what we’re up to and to learn about “bush” cooking styles.
We can cope with all special diets including gluten-free and vegan so make sure you let us know when you book.
We have a fully stocked bar with beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. We have fairly straightforward choices here being deep in the bush, but hopefully we have all you need for a holiday vibe! Ask for our signature El Karama cocktail menu made with herbs straight from the ‘shamba’. We also offer fresh juices and hand harvested and mixed herbal teas straight from Sophie’s own garden.
We love our guests joining us in our wonderful kitchen, which was recently rebuilt as a light barn-style open kitchen. It is filled with light and delicious aromas and speaks of our passion for farm to fork food! Kids can come in and bake treats for tea time and adults can take notes on delicious recipes first-hand with our chefs.
Family Food: As we welcome a lot of families with children here at El Karama Lodge, we have a simple children's menu option that can be shared at the beginning of your stay so that you can choose their favourite meals and reduce waste. We also offer fully flexible mealtimes for families with children, often cooking their food to take out in the bush at sundowner time for an early supper. At bedtime, we can even offer a member of staff to sit outside the room with a radio while children are sleeping.
We are delighted to share that Sophie Grant’s first cook book was published at the beginning of 2022. The Bush Kitchen: Notes and Recipes from the Wild is available for purchase through El Karama Lodge, all profits of this first edition will be donated to El Karama Wildlife Conservancy.