Vegan and Vegetarian Safaris at Needles Lodge

Posted by Denis on Wed May 29, 2024 in Needles Lodge.

At Needles Lodge, our dining experience caters to all diets, featuring vegan, vegetarian, and specialized options. Enjoy dishes like spiced vegetable tagines and butternut sweet potato curry, made with locally sourced ingredients. Dine in our open-air area, surrounded by the African bush, with gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free choices ensuring every meal is a sustainable delight.

Culinary Delights for All Diets

At Needles Lodge, our dining experience is thoughtfully curated to cater to all dietary preferences, ensuring that everyone can indulge in the rich flavours of Africa. Start your day with our morning buffets featuring fresh fruits, artisanal breads, and a variety of vegan spreads. As the day winds down, savour our creative vegetarian dishes such as spiced vegetable tagines, hearty lentil bakes and a delightful Vegetable Lasagna. Each meal is crafted to not only be delicious but also environmentally conscious, utilising sustainably sourced ingredients.

A Menu Inspired by Nature

Every dish at Needles Lodge reflects the essence of the African bush, bringing nature’s bounty directly to your plate. Our chefs select vegetables and herbs from local farms, ensuring that each bite supports our surrounding communities and reduces our carbon footprint. Enjoy unique offerings like Vegetarian Garden Pie, Chilli Chickpea and Coriander Fritters with Marinated Onion Salad, and Butternut Sweet Potato Curry, each prepared with love and respect for the environment.


Vegetarian (garden) pie can also be done vegan


Experience Dining in the Wild

Dining at Needles Lodge is an immersive experience, with meals served in our open-air dining area, surrounded by the lush African bush. Evening meals are particularly enchanting under the starlit African sky, a perfect end to a day of adventure. Whether it’s a tranquil breakfast accompanied by the morning calls of distant wildlife or a lively dinner recounting the day’s sightings, every meal here is unforgettable.

Vegetable lasagna can also be done vegan


Specialised Dietary Accommodations

We understand the importance of catering to specific dietary needs. Our menu includes options for gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free preferences. Our kitchen staff is trained to handle various dietary requirements with care and precision, ensuring every guest enjoys a worry-free dining experience. Treat yourself to specialties like Butternut Bobotie, Mushroom Bourguignon, and Paneer Butter Masala, all tailored to meet your dietary needs without compromising on taste.

Chili Chickpea and coriander fritters with maranaded onion salad

Join Us for a Sustainable Safari


We invite you to experience the beauty of the wilderness with the assurance that your dietary needs will be met with utmost care. At Needles Lodge, we blend exquisite culinary craftsmanship with an unwavering commitment to conservation and sustainability. Book your stay today and indulge in a safari experience that aligns with your lifestyle and values, where every meal is a journey into the heart of Africa’s natural splendour.