Lots of questions for August Kenya trip

Jul 21st, 2003, 03:40 PM
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Where did you get the photo board from the Carnivore? I haven't been there for 10 years and I don't remember vegan meals, but I wasn't looking for it then. Now I like vegan meals more as we find out how dangerous meat is to our health. Also the wild meats are pretty tough and dry as I remember. Thanks. Liz
Jul 22nd, 2003, 03:35 AM
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Hi Liz!!! I have to preface this by saying that I am not an adventurous eater by any stretch of the imagination. My attitude toward food is that if I don't recognize it, it does not go in my mouth. Having said that, going to Carnivore was a huge step for me. I found the gazelle to be very moist, as was the ostrich and zebra. I passed on the eland meatballs. The best by far, however, was the crocodile. Absolutely delicious, except now I have this sudden urge to pull my food under water and roll ....
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Jul 22nd, 2003, 04:19 AM
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You are sooo funny! Remind me never to eat with you.
I do remember the crocodile. It tasted like chicken. The rest seemed kind of tough. One was juicy. Long time ago though. I did try everything. I was actually there twice. Dinner the first time and lunch the next time. Both were fine. But meat was all we had. Thats why I was surprised to hear they had vegetables. I'll let you know pretty soon now. Liz
Jul 22nd, 2003, 04:34 AM
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Liz -

As we left the restaurant on both occasions turned around and took a photo of the menu board. Didn't check for vegan at the time, but sure enough in the photo - there's a vegan plate, also children's portion prices.

We tasted everything and agree, the Croc was pretty good, others were a bit tough - but mostly we stayed with what we recognized by sight and taste.
Jul 22nd, 2003, 07:29 AM
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Oh, guess what I just found.


The Carnivore and a video showing them cooking, etc., and the menue board that Sandi took a picture of is there too. Just found it.
Andy, this will get you excited, it did me. I can hardly wait!
Jul 22nd, 2003, 08:12 AM
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So then I found this site. It's their saloon. Can you imagine the food? Unbelievable. Things have surely changed in ten years.

Jul 22nd, 2003, 08:43 AM
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This one is for Jan.


I thought that it wasn't wild game at the Carnivore, and sure enough, this bears that out.
Aug 5th, 2003, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for those websites Jan. It makes me hungry just reading the restaurant report and the menu. And I was glad to read it's not true wild game but farm-raised animals.
Andyev must be on his trip right now, I hope he posts a report when he returns.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 02:30 PM
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The animals at Carnivore are likely NOT "farm raised. For more info read Jan's thread "Think what you eat."
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Aug 5th, 2003, 02:39 PM
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Actually I'm leaving in 6 days! I'm going to be in Masai Mara on the 19th and hopefully I'll be there in time for the migration. Thanks everyone for your help and I'll post a report when I get back. Everyone else, have a safe trip. By the way, I am going to Carnivore Resturaunt and can't wait!

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Aug 5th, 2003, 08:16 PM
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Sorry, I meant thank you Liz (not Jan)for the website and article on Carnivore. But thank you Sundance and Jan for the added info on the gamemeat situation.
Andyev, we leave 17 Aug. and will be in the Mara on the 23rd. Hoping we both have migration encounters but I know it will be a fabulous wildlife experience regardless of the migration. Bon voyage!
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Aug 10th, 2003, 05:39 AM
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I'm sooo excited for you. You are down to hours now and you are probably packed.
Please be safe, enjoy each place and beware! You have a good chance of being bitten by the Africa Bug. (If you are lucky.) We'll be awaiting your return. Liz
Aug 10th, 2003, 12:14 PM
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Well, first of all congratulations on your upcoming trip to Kenya. As a seasoned traveler myself, it was my trip to Kenya that is the highlight of my life. Casual dress, shorts and T's during the afternoon safaris but bring a long sleeved shirt for early morning and evening safaris. Kaki pants and a golf shirt for dinner. Lots of film. Take a flash light as the safari club turns off the generators at midnight which means no electricity to your tent until 5:00 a.m. You will have the time of your life. Take a balloon trip across the Mara. Expensive but WELL worth it.
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