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Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

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Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

Hi there,

I was in Fiji recently and loved to try their local alcohol, called "Kava".

I am going to Kenya on a holiday soon, and was wondering if there is a traditional drink associated with Kenya that is drunk?

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1. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

Tusker! East African beer.

Enjoy!

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2. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

A matter of fact there is a local brew called "Mnazi" (or Palm wine). It's made from coconut trees, it's a natural drink that is fermented & contains no chemicals. It's ONLY available in Mombasa.

Only recently, it was legalised by the govt.

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3. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

There is also muratina. Not sure where you can buy it thou, as it is made in villages and manyattas.

Tusker is the local beer, and is a lager style beer. Apart from that, not much else.

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4. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

stick to tusker, if you get a bad mnazi then you will suffer big time , stick to bottled beer much safer

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5. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

Konyagi is a distilled drink from sugar cane. Readily available. Great with Ice and tonic. Make mine a double.

Go around the rear of villages and try their home Banana and Millet brew, Pombe. Everything in there including a stray cat.

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6. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

I'll stick to liquids that come out of a bottle, yuk! Maybe a plate of termites to go with it? Tusker is my tipple followed by either Kenya Cane or Kenya Gold. White rum and a Tia Maria liqueur.

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7. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

Avoid changa'a - home-distilled spirits. Dangerous and illegal.

Palm wine (mnazi) is great - and can be drunk from a bottle Tembofan! It doesn't have to be super-strong, and it's refreshing when nicely filtered and cold from the fridge.

Also check out Leleshwa wine and one of two other vineyards.

Richard

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8. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

Konyagi comes out of a bottle too. Or sachets.

Plenty to try and enjoy.

(I love those home made stills from half a Car tyre and a piece of pipe.)

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9. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

kenya gold and a tusker yum yum only 12 sleeps to go for me

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10. Re: Traditional Kenyan Alcohol for tourists?

If you have just blown the budget n a new Canon I should stick to water.