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. 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.
Do bring a cool box if coming by car. If you are coming by train we have one to rent and will pre-load it with frozen ice packs. There is an electric chest freezer at the car park – when your cool packs defrost just refreeze yours here and borrow our frozen ones. Please remember to swap them back before you leave! Cool packs are available to all guests, not just those arriving by train.
Also on site are various bbq options such as the Weber bbq and a tripod with hanging pot. We also 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 below for tutorial). 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!
Wood for the fire bowls is £15. We don’t provide charcoal, so please bring your own. Bring firelighters and plastic lighter. If you would like more chopped wood for your (inside) wood-burner it’s £20 a trug.