Whether you’re travelling for fun, work, or both, you’re going to want to try new foods and partake in the local culture wherever you go. That said, bringing healthy, filling snacks for the journey will help you make nutritious choices when you’re in a pinch.

Aim for a minimum of 4 grams each of protein and fibre per snack as in one apple and a small piece of cheese, and bring options so you’ll never go longer than four hours without a bite. Keep added sugar to a minimum.

That way, you can enjoy real dessert once you arrive. Munch on anything that needs refrigeration within four hours of heading, on a road trip. Don’t forget to plan for unexpected delays, too. Take things that work as a light bite on their own or in a combo for a heartier snack.

Fresh Snacks

Fresh produce, like an apple, banana, or some baby carrots are easy options to tuck into your travel bag. Try to carry fresh fruits or fruit juice to keep your self hydrated. Furthermore, prefer fruit that is easily portable like grapes, bananas, and apples. Berries are also a great option and a good way to get additional hydration while travelling. All nuts contain healthy fats, protein and fiber, so you can use whatever type of nut you like best.


Light and airy popcorn is the perfect way to satisfy your snacking tendencies while keeping your small hunger away. This can make it an attractive snack to people with dietary restrictions on the intake of calories, fat or sodium. It’s a good snack to have while on a safari ride at the Lunugamvehera national park, located close to Thanamalwila.


Nuts are good safari snacks. Actually, they are a great healthy travel snack option. They are portable and give you a great dose of healthy fat and protein to ensure you’re not arriving at your destination hangry. Almonds and pistachios are travellers personal favourites and always have a bag of them in the travel bag. All nuts contain healthy fats, protein and fibre, so you can use whatever type of nut you like best.


Staying hydrated is the key to savvy travel — especially for long rides. Plan to bring at least one 16-ounce bottle of plain water. Additionally, bring an empty refillable water bottle with you as well, it might be required. Do not drink water from outside places if you are not sure if it’s clean or not. Water from Tranquil Wild boutique hotel, which is located in Thanamalwila is a good place to carry your water from.

Mints / Gum

We are not suggesting that mints or gum are a snack, but they are great to have as you travel. Popping a mint or chewing a piece of gum can help stave off cravings if you’re not ready to eat. Also, chewing gum can help reduce ear pain that sometimes occurs when flying on a plane. Lastly, fresh breath is always appreciated when travelling with others.


Sometimes nothing beats a peanut butter or a salmon with egg sandwich! Or a veggie-filled wrap will provide you with a snack that feels more like a meal. Pack your favourite sandwich that doesn’t require refrigeration and you’ll be ready to hit the road knowing hunger won’t be a problem.

Packaged Snacks

Packaged snacks definitely make the cut with the nutrition pros, provided they meet some healthful standards. Not all packed foods are unhealthy therefore don’t give up on them. Stuff like roasted Chickpeas and green grams are a good source of energy and quick snacks, which can be carried along easily.

When you make your next trip to Thanamalwila, book your stay at Tranquil Wild. This boutique hotel offers a very good itinerary for a adventures travel experience.