Packing list

DOCUMENTS

  • Passports (with visa entries)
  • Health cards (vaccination certificate)
  • Airline tickets
  • Cash & Travellers’ Cheques
  • Separate record of Travellers’ Cheque numbers
  • Credit Cards (VISA, Mastercard and / or American Express)
  • Photo-copy of passport / visas / insurance papers

 

CLOTHING

The list given below is a basic indication of what you should bring. We recommend that you bring khaki and green coloured clothing. Bright colours should be avoided while on safari (fine for the coast and Nairobi). Please note that camouflage-patterned clothes are illegal because they are worn by local soldiers.

  • Flip flops
  • Trainers / walking shoes 
  • Hat
  • Jacket / Windbreaker
  • Sweater / Sweatshirt / Fleece jacket
  • 2 pairs safari trousers / chinos
  • 2 pairs safari shorts
  • 4 pairs sport socks
  • 3 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 2 t-shirts
  • Nightwear
  • Swimwear
  • 1 pair casual trousers (men) evening outfit (women) – for evening

 

TOILETRIES & MEDICINE 

  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Insect repellant (containing DEET for mosquitos)
  • Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrush
  • Hair Brush / Comb
  • Electric / Hand Razor
  • Emery Boards / Tweezers
  • Hand Lotion
  • Fem. Hygiene Supplies
  • Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 11am and 3pm.

 

 

OTHER SUPPLIES 

  • Sunglasses / Case
  • Prescription glasses (and a spare pair)
  • Flashlight (small with extra batteries)
  • Batteries (for electronic equipment)
  • Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.
  • Alarm clock
  • Money pouch
  • Pocket Knife (not in hand luggage)
  • Binoculars (very important, one per person)
  • Day pack
  • Favourite road snacks
  • Books / Magazines / Journal
  • Small Sewing Kit
  • Small Scissors (not in hand luggage)
  • Pen / paper
  • Tube of Travel Wash (for small items of laundry)

 

 

The coldest months in Kenya are July and August and the hottest December to February.

 

NOTE

If you are going to visit any local communities, please note that there is a dress code required, especially in the Muslim coastal areas. It is not polite to wear shorts or miniskirts, so please carry with you a piece of cotton cloth you can fix easily around your waist. Packing space is limited on all modes of safari transport, so you will need to restrict your baggage to 12 - 15kg. It is always possible to wash your clothes during your travel (in the hotels and lodges, as well on the camping trip). In case your program includes transport with small propeller planes (normally between National parks), please note, that baggage restriction is strictly 15kg per person including the hand baggage.

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