On Safari with Chef Saisi and Alex
Wild Luxury Cooking – three wondrous words to make 2014 or 2015 an unforgettable year.
Wild Untamed nature, in Africa’s most thrilling grasslands
Luxury The chance to be pampered and treated like visiting royalty
Cooking Expert guidance as you learn new culinary skills
This recipe involves eight unforgettable days, travelling between our two Bushtops camps and cooking al fresco in the bush, using local tools and traditional ovens. Couples, single guests or groups will be given expert tuition, uncovering the secrets of traditional East African food from our award-winning Executive Chef, Philip Saisi.
Philip is a local legend, with more than 20 years’ experience of traditional and international cuisine. He will teach you how to create nutritious wonders for breakfast and lunch. Then you can relax and allow him and his staff to display their own multiple talents over dinner.
Leading the party is Alex Sarikas, whose charms reflects a lifetime of experience looking after the most discriminating guests. A storyteller with an insatiable love of life, Africa, travel, guests and food, Alex is the ideal host.
Alex and Saisi will meet you in Nairobi, then guide you through the market to select ingredients. Then the culinary expedition begins!
By the time you leave us, you will be an expert in making Swahili coffee and spicy local tea (chai ya tangawizi). Your mandazi fried bread will join banana bread and coconut pancakes as new breakfast favourites. You will be equally at home with a list of new main meal specialities, from Sukuma Wiki (collard greens) and chapatis to amalgams of Ugali (maize flour) and delicious Irio. You will have prepared mouthwatering dishes of Muhogo wa Nazi kwa samaki (coconut cassava with fried fish), eggplant fritters and Kachumbari (tomato and onion salad). Your beef biryani will be as good as your rack of El Molo lamb. You will have concocted the most delicious Zanzibari coconut and fish soup, served up fish in banana leaves and mastered prawns Upanga and prawns piri piri, as well as Takaungu fish. This array of newfound expertise will extend to green paw paws and Mahamri (coconut and cardamom donuts) and snacks such as Coconut Kachori (patties with potato). To this you will add tasty morsels, such as arrow root and banana chips.
If this sounds like your kind of adventure, then we would be delighted if you joined us on one of our tours.
Min. number for this tour is 4 persons. Price on request
Visas required for Kenya & Tanzania (USD 50 each), not included in price