Gourmet Kosher Safaris is famous for providing gourmet high quality kosher food in the most out-of-the-way places.
We prefer to use local high-standard kashrut authorities to provide our kashrut certification where available- for example, our African safaris and tours fall under the supervision of the Johannesburg Beis Din, Argentina under Rav Oppenheimer’s Adjut Kosher, and Australia under Community Kashrut.
Where not available, or where logistically more suitable, we take a registered mashgiach with us from another recognized koshrut authority.
Our food is prepared fresh on site in the presence of a full-time mashgiach- no pre-cooked food brought in from the cities, and no doubling up of the guide as mashgiach.
Our meat is all glatt by default, fresh baked products are pas yisroel, and regular milk is only used when our kosher certifier permits it on the basis of the ruling of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt’l – Chalav Yisroel lechumra is available in most venues on special request.
Although we are subject to the local import regulations and availability in all the regions we visit, we cut no corners and spare no reasonable expense to source the wide variety of kosher products required for a high-end culinary experience, including importing kosher meats, wines, and dairy products from the nearest or most suitable country with a viable Jewish community life.
Despite these efforts, there are certain limitations we cannot get around, such as the beef ban in India and ban on importing raw red-meats into the Galapagos, and our menus are adapted around these limitations to have minimum impact on the variety of quality dishes we can serve.
Where local quality kosher baked good are not available, our own pastry chef bakes fresh breads and pastries daily.
We strive where-ever logistically possible to serve quality lunch spreads where-ever we happen to be for the day- Where not possible, packed lunches are provided or a sandwich station is set-up at breakfast for clients to prepare their own.
By default, our tours include all drinks at meals, quality locally available wines at dinner, and snacks and bottled water on demand during excursions.
In short- we are not just a kosher tour operator, but the quality of both our food and kashrut is our pride and joy, and forms a major part of the luxury experience that we are famous for!