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#61 bushbaby

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:06 AM

T.U.S.K.E.R :-)



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 08:14 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.

 

~ @COSMIC RHINO

 

When I first visited Kenya, I asked for tea.

 

What was served to me wasn't anything at all like what I'd ever had before.

 

After I was told that ample milk and sugar had been added, I tried it.

 

A new taste! I gradually learned to like it.

 

Now when staying in a lodge or tented camp, I make tea more or less in the local style.

 

Were I to do so back home in Beijing, my students would get a good laugh!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:35 PM

@Tom Kellie I would love to try rise hibiscus tea.....was it available in tanzania? ?
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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:43 PM

@Tom Kellie I would love to try rise hibiscus tea.....was it available in tanzania? ?

 

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I'm sorry, but I don't know as I've never yet visited Tanzania.

 

Rose hibiscus tea in small boxes, with attached flexible straw, are sold in Kenya's larger markets.

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 09:51 AM

~ @gagan

An new addition to favorite safari beverages, based on this past October's visit to Sabi Sands, South Africa.

 

When I arrived early for the second lunch at Leopard Hills, barman Admire cheerfully suggested what he described as being a refreshing cocktail.

 

I'm not much of an alcohol drinker, generally sticking with tea or juices.

 

However, given Admire's persuasive description, I agreed to sample what's apparently the unofficial house cocktail.

 

It's called ‘Steelworks’. Leopard Hills makes it with fresh passionfruit, seeds and all, which appeals to yours truly.

 

I ended up having it as a standing pre-lunch order.

 

A New South Wales sheep rancher saw me drinking a ‘Steelworks’ cocktail so ordered the same. He loved it!

 

I'm looking forward to welcoming the new year and a return to Africa with a chilled ‘Steelworks’ within three weeks!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

@Tom Kellie ..sounds great ...unfortunately my travelling days are at halt now...but still I drink some jaggery drinks in bangalore these days.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:52 AM

~ When on safari in Kenya, a standard ritual in Nairobi is to buy small boxes of fruit juice.

 

@Anthony Gitau stops at a service station to fill-up with fuel, as well as checking the suspension.

 

While that's going on, I slip into the service station market to buy an assortment of boxed fruit juices for use throughout the safari.

 

Flavors range from apple juice, to black currant juice, rose hip pomegranate juice, white grape juice and passionfruit juice.

 

If we're in Meru town, I also buy a large salted popcorn from the vendor outside of the door to Nakumatt.

 

They're refreshing during game drives, during long treks between nature reserves and in the lodge rooms before bed.

 

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:19 AM

                               Q: What do Honey Badgers drink for sundowners?

 

                               A: Mead. 

 

 

                                                                               Tom K.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

@Tom Kellie I love to drink coffee in the morning while I'm on safari. Kenyan coffee is outstanding and the best coffee isn't even exported. I love to drink South African wine with my dinner. 

At lunchtime I do love fruit juice as well.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:45 AM

~ @optig

 

In every city of moderate size or greater where I live, Kenyan coffee is offered in restaurants, coffee shops or bars.

 

It's marketed as a premium product, deservedly so.

 

Perhaps more surprisingly is that Kenyan tea is available in upscale restaurants here.

 

Quality matters!

 

Tom K.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:48 AM

Just returning from Porini Lion Camp. 

 

Clearly Tusker is the obvious choice when viewing the sun set behing a careully positioned girsffe or acacia.

 

What did impress me however was that my 5.30am tray included ground Kenyan coffee in a plunger - reason enough to return!

 

Interestingly given the emphasis on sustainability at Porini the wines are shipped in from Chile rather than from South Africa which would surely have a smaller carbon footprint?







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