Kenya Safari Packing List

A Packing check list guides one on what to take on your Kenya safari, with careful consideration required for the weather, comfort, local culture and more. Do ensure you pack minimally and use layers.

Note also that local flights to national parks such as Masai Mara have luggage restrictions of 15kg total weight allowance per person (including carry-on bags).

Below is a list of the essentials that should be included in your packing list: Clothes, Shoes, Hats & Sun Screen, and Medication, Insect repellent, Cameras & photophraghy equipment’s & other stuff.

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Documents

1. Passports (with visa entries)

2. Health cards (vaccination certificate)

3. Airline tickets / E-tickets

4. Cash & Travellers’ Cheques

5. Separate record of Travellers’ Cheque numbers

6. Credit Cards (VISA, Mastercard and / or American Express)

7. Photo-copy of passport / visas / insurance papers

Clothing

The suggested safari items list given below is a basic indication of what you should bring. On safari, khaki and green coloured clothing are recommended and bright colours are best avoided (fine for the coast and Nairobi). You can now own our quality merchandise worn by our guides in the field. This merchandise is inspired by the adventure-seeking style of an African Safari. Click here to view and for more details.

Please note that camouflage-patterned clothes are illegal because they are worn by local soldiers. In the highland areas north of Nairobi it may get extremely chilly at night or in the early mornings, especially June, July, and August when temperatures can be very much colder, so it is recommended that you pack some items of warm clothing.

1. Trainers / Walking shoes / safari boots

2. Comfortable shoes: loafers / moccasins / deck shoes

3. Hat

4. Jacket / Windbreaker / Fleece for the very chilly early morning and evening game drives

5. Waterproof light rain jacket

6. Warm sweater / Fleece jacket

7. 2 pairs safari trousers / chinos

8. 2 pairs safari shorts

9. 4 pairs sport socks

10. 3 short sleeve shirts

11. 1 long sleeve shirt

12. 2 t-shirts

13. Nightwear

14. Swimwear

15. 1 pair casual trousers (men) evening outfit (women) – for evening in the city

Toiletries & Medicine

1. Malaria prophylaxis

2. Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)

3. Motion sickness pills

4. Insect repellent (containing DEET for mosquitos)

5. Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)

6. Lip Balm

7. Shampoo / Conditioner (if you have a preferred brand otherwise shampoo provided by most hotels, camps)

8. Deodorant

9. Toothpaste / Toothbrush

10. Hair Brush / Comb

11. Electric / Hand Razor

12. Emery Boards / Tweezers

13. Hand Lotion

14. Feminine Hygiene Supplies

15. Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 11am and 3pm.

Other Supplies

1. Sunglasses / Case

2. Prescription glasses (and a spare pair)

3. Flashlight (small with extra batteries, or headlamp)

4. Batteries (for electronic equipment)

5. Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.

6. Alarm clock

7. Money pouch or money belt

8. Binoculars (very important, one pair per person. For most people magnification of 8x or 10x is ideal)

9. Small Day backpack

10. Favourite road snacks

11. Books / Magazines / Journal

12. Pen / notepad

13. Tube of Travel Wash (for small items of laundry)

14. Earplugs


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