Can You Enjoy a Safari on a Strict Diet?


This question of diet on safari has become more and more popular given the situations of persons. Most people have changed their eating behavior to much more lighter or keto diet. Some it’s not because they are keeping their bodies in shape, it’s because of heath `issues that are forcing a change in diet.

Regardless of the diet plan and changed people is still much in love with traveling and will soon find it hard or easy when it comes to what they will eat on safari.

What is diet? Diet is a daily routine of eating specifically designed by doctors, nutritionist or personal trainers to persons with health issues or those trying to keep their bodies in shape.  These will include prep meals, pre-planned meals, vegetarians and those with a specific eating disorder disease.

Most people have embraced the keto diet, but what is keto diet? The ketogenic diet or keto diet is a very low-carb.It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called Ketosis.

While people want to travel they would love to maintain their strict keto diets. But will this be found on any safari or they will have to pre-plan their meals. Travel with a few snacks ore eat whatever is available.

According to Linda a hotel owner in Uganda, they get different clients with different priorities in eating and they have tried to incorporate all these kinds of diets in their meal preparations. She says the good thing with Uganda is a lot of vegetables are available almost everywhere making preparing these kids of meals much easier.

What is in the strict diets on safari

The good news is that Uganda is known for having very vibrant food traditions. Popular meal options for those on a strict diet (such as diabetic, gluten-free, ketogenic, low-carb and other diets) include but aren’t limited to:

You will find organically cultivated and freshly served fruits. Avocado, pears, oranges, apples, bananas, pawpaw’s,  pineapples, cucumbers, grapes, lemons, tangerines and so on. Getting these fruits you will not need any hustle they are easily available and cheap.

Whether fresh or dry, the most available nuts include groundnuts, coconuts. While the almond nuts are cashew nuts are only in supermarkets. These ones you will need to be specific with the lodge or buy and travel with them.

Vegetables are everywhere in all shapes, colors and some are very free. In Uganda we do not serve food with gout greens or vegetables as to some f our cultures it is soup served with other foods like plantain and dodo.

In cases of diabetic or low sugar diets, unripe plantain porridge dish is perfect for vacationers on a diabetic diet. Not only is it low in glucose and sugar, it is also easily digestible and finger-licking good. When booking with your safari organizer try mentioning all these so that you find them ready.

When it comes to meats from fresh, boiled, grilled, sautéed, fried, baked to roasted; meat can be prepared. Chicken, Fish is also available. However much we have fish and in different types we may not be having the sardines or tuna’s very fresh as we also import. Uganda has fish like tilapia, gold fish, Nile perch, lung fish and much more.

When making a reservation with health complications are traveling on diets safari, please speak and speak and speak. Do not get tired of reminding the tour operator that you traveling on diets. They are the best in safari arrangement in cases like these.

Do not try to arrange Uganda diet safari by yourself if you need to be a success. Get yourself a Uganda safari operator to help you on this. Either way do pack up some personal snacks for the road just in case.

Drink plenty of water to cover up for you in case you’re eating less of what you need because we all know water is life.


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