All-weather safari kitchens have a canvas canopy spread through the trees and are ideal in inclement weather as you can move your fire bowl underneath cover. So, whether you’re cooking on gas or cooking over embers – you’re covered! There is running cold water for drinking and each has a 2-burner gas hob. Do bring a cool box though. There is crockery, cutlery and loads of cooking implements for both cooking on embers or the hob. And the verandah kitchen at the cabin also has hot running water.
Also on site are various bbq options such as the Weber bbq, a BonFire tripod with hanging pot, and also the simple cooking-stair (essentially an iron step you place over the bonfire to heat food). We use Kadai Indian fire bowls on which you can cook or just use for warmth.
Another source of boiling water is by Storm Kettle for boiling water (see video for directions). A good cheat is to use tongs to grab some embers from your bonfire to kick-start the process. There is also a standard stove-top kettle to place on the gas hob – but that generally takes longer!
We provide wood for the fire bowls. And kindling is all around – please use what you gather. We don’t provide charcoal, so please bring your own. Bring firelighters and disposable plastic lighters. If you would like more chopped wood for your (inside) wood-burner it’s £12 a trug.
Download checklist of what to bring.