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#41 inyathi

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:04 PM

Cold beer, white wine or when available Savannah Cider with ice and a bowl of salted cashew nuts :)

 

Worst drink a cup of coffee with a shot of Konyagi :wacko: :blink: :(



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

Not that I'd change a thing.... I love my sundowners here on the river; we just observed an eagle and two osprys fighting. Called for a subdued, white non oaky chard in my mind!! It was perfect.

 

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Also called for a telephoto lens focussed on the action!

 

Your river life sounds mighty fine!

 

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:29 PM

@graceland...so you drink Hendricks?!

 

Whenever its' available; have not seen it in Africa though :(

 

When I flew last year to Zim, I was chatting with the FA about gin and  tonics in Africa; she filled a bag full of Tanquery Gin small bottles for us to take on our mobile. And gave us a full bottle of Saphhire Blue from First Class. Let me tell ya; our guide was stoked :P  He borrowed some lemons from another camp :D after SPOTTING them.

 

(We were not in F; she just scooped it up and handed it to us!) So be nice to those FA's;  you never know!


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:30 PM

 

Not that I'd change a thing.... I love my sundowners here on the river; we just observed an eagle and two osprys fighting. Called for a subdued, white non oaky chard in my mind!! It was perfect.

 

~ @graceland

 

Also called for a telephoto lens focussed on the action!

 

Your river life sounds mighty fine!

 

Tom K.

 

 

You are so right Tom, though the binos are always ready, my iphone needs a zoom!


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 03:15 PM

Cold beer for daytime drinking - Windhoek Draught (black can) by preference.

 

A lager shandy made with Stoney's is nice in the heat of the day.

G&T from dusk onwards - preferrably Hendrik's gin, but Malawi gin is a very acceptable local(ish) alternative.

 

An enamel mug of malt whisky (not necessarily brimmed!), accompanied by a slice of fruit cake is ideal just before retiring.

 

Wine just doesn't seem to work in the bush - even taking very nice quality wines has been a waste in my experience. Perhaps a combination of very high ambient temperatures and the 'robust' food we tend to prepare?


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 03:27 PM

Amarula is too sweet for my tastes. Was in the wine biz for 25 years, so naturally that's the choice with meals, and most of the SA wines are decent enough. Would love to see more sparkling wines offered at camps, as every safari day is a celebration! Appalled by the instant coffee offered at many otherwise fine camps. Was delighted with French pressed coffee at Nanzilla Plains in Kafue NP last year. G&T's are a part of the fabric of a sundowner, and rather appropriately British it seems to me.


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

@marg - Hendricks is brilliant, indeed!!!


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:05 PM

@madaboutcheetah  yes, and cucumbers are the garnish for Hendricks.


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:53 AM

@madaboutcheetah  yes, and cucumbers are the garnish for Hendricks.

Quite delightful; @marg we need to have one together!

 

And of couse Hari is invited!


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 09:16 AM

coffee in the mornings (and none of that amarula - I want to be AWAKE on a game drive)

white wine for sundowners

red wine with dinner

 

The quality doesn't seem to matter too much when you are sat around a campfire with all the sounds of Africa around you. I can only remember 2 occasions where I had to buy red wine as the included version was unpalatable ;)


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 11:55 PM

East Africa is all about Tusker and Tangawezi  and man I love orange Fanta in glass. Tried Tafel, Windhoek, Mosi and Castle with a Tusker on the Kenya airways flight home. I've given all my pets African names and I think Tangawezi might be next.



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:52 PM

a very cold Pilsner Lager does wonders for me after a long, hot dusty day out.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:36 AM

Amarula can be bought through Bevmo in the US (to the person who said they couldn't get it here). I had it in cocoa once, but mostly on the rocks. I served some to friends in the states, but nothing tastes as good as it does out in the bush. Otherwise G&T seems just right, as someone said. 


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:15 AM

~ Re-reading this thread has set me to thinking about passion juice again.

 

I leave for Kenya one week from tomorrow, so the dream is heading towards refreshing reality in the foreseeable future.

 

Having been abstemious nearly all of my life, alcohol doesn't come to mind when I think of going on safari.

 

The sole exception has been a recurring taste for South African Fish Hoek rosé, as offered in Sopa lodges.

 

Chilled in a bucket, seated on a terrace, watching a sunset, it's a pleasant coda to a long day.

 

Tea with ample milk and sugar has been an acquired taste in lodges and tented camps. 

 

At home I wouldn't prepare it in that fashion, yet while on safari its satisfying.

 

The plain reality is that most of the beverages I consume on safari are small boxed juices bought at a Nairobi petrol station before setting out.

 

Black currant, mixed fruit, red grape, pink guava, apple, and passion. They're my safari treats!

 

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:10 PM

A local beer for sundowners. Tusker, Nile Special (Big beer. Big Taste), Everest spring to mind

With dinner red wine if available. If not I will continue with a beer.

Not really possible on most safaris. A proper lime soda always works for me. With the sugar syrup on the side so you can add it according to your taste. Best one ever was on the terrace of a maharajah's palace now Taj hotel. I still have no idea how I blagged my way into that place considering how I was dressed at the time!

 

Almost never spirits. Although I do remember having to drink the local rice whisky when homestaying with the Iban in Borneo, it was considered impolite to say no. I had about two sips but luckily the friend I was with kept them happy drinking her's and also the rest of my share :)

 

And naturally tea. Favourite way to be consumed is with cake before the afternoon game drive!


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 05:38 PM

Bitter lime was my favourite drink ..alongside chinese food in dar es salaam..arusha's ginger tea and azam juice I still remember. .
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:48 AM

Bitter lime was my favourite drink ..alongside chinese food in dar es salaam..arusha's ginger tea and azam juice I still remember. .

 

~ @gagan

 

If bitter lime was your favorite drink...as well as ginger tea and azam juice...what is your present favorite?

 

As ever, I enjoy a small cup of cherry juice, with most of the day featuring Darjeeling tea with honey, cinnamon and lemon.

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:03 AM

~ @gagan

 

While writing my trip report I remembered a drink which I especially enjoy on safari.

 

It's rose – hibiscus juice. It's sold in small boxes in supermarkets or at service station shops.

 

The slightly tangy taste is refreshing during arid game drives in Samburu.

 

If it was available where I live, I'd buy it.

 

The closest that I'm able to get is brewing rose – hibiscus tea, with honey and cinnamon added.

 

Writing a trip report, looking at photographs, stirs up half-forgotten pleasures.

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:46 AM

water or tea

 

I don't drink alchol

 

usually only instant coffee is provided, I have nothing to do with nestles  for their continued active  marketing  of infant feeding formular  as a substitute for breast milk .  Given that there are problems  with the water this is unsafe.


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:48 AM

people here might like to know that the barman at Lewa safari camp  likes to mix equal quantities of Amarula cream  with good blended scotch 

 

it gets a good reaction


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