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What To Pack for Safari

what to pack for safari

What to pack for a safari should not be a daunting task anymore. Below is a list of items to help you pack for safari.

After months of planning and gathering all the necessary information about safari, you are now ready for your long-awaited trip.  However, you are wondering what do i need to pack.

Worry no more, we are here to help you get all the necessary gears and gadgets to make you safari smooth and easy.

Where possible we advise that you have your luggage at a minimum of 15 kgs due to space and weight. However, in case of excess luggage, you may have 2 separate bags where the excesses can be left in our office.

As from August 2017, Kenya banned carrying of plastic bags and therefore we recommend using of woolen bags which can be easily purchased at shopping outlets anywhere within the Country.

  1. Documents.

You are advised that you have the following documents with you;

  • Health card (Vaccination Certificate).
  • Airline ticket/E-ticket.
  • Cash – you might need some local products and therefore having some local currency will be important. This can be changed at the airport/hotel or the bureau.
  • Credit card. 

 

2. Clothing

Depending on the location and weather of the destination, we shall recommend on what to carry. October, November, December, January, February, March and July are cold season, the rest are warm seasons.

Game drives also may start early morning and the weather is usually cold we advise you have a warm clothing.

On safari, dull colors (green, grey, ivory, brown) are best advised for game drives as they camouflage well with nature colored are recommended for the coast.

  • Safari boots/Trainer shoes
  • Safari Hat
  • Jacket / Windbreaker / Fleece for the very chilly early morning and evening game drives
  • Khaki trousers/short, shirt ( 1 long sleeve shirt) for your game drive, t-shirt.
  • Swim wear
  • 1 pair casual trousers (men) evening outfit (women) – for evening in the city

 

3. Toiletries & Medicine
  •  Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Malaria prophylaxis (Malaria Preventive drugs)
  • Insect repellent (containing DEET for mosquitos)
  • Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Eye drops (for contact lens users because of dust/Alternatively, you can have a pair of sunglasses)
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo / Conditioner (carry your preferred brand otherwise shampoo provided by most hotels, camps)
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrush
  • Hair Brush / Comb
  • Electric / Hand Razor
  • Hand Lotion
  • Feminine Hygiene Supplies
  • Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 11am and 3pm.

 

4. Other Gadgets
  • Binoculars
  • Money pouch or belt
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • A pair of batteries for your gadgets
  • Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.
  • Book/magazine/journal
  • Prescribed glasses and a spare pair

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