What you should pack for your Kenya safari depends on where you are going and the kind of activities you plan to do. Here are some of the things you should pack forunforgettable Kenya tours.
One tip for packing clothes is to bring pieces that are versatile. Remember, there are baggage limits, especially if you will be taking small connecting flights. Bring clothes that can be worn multiple times (sweaters/jackets/trousers) and those that can easily be paired off.
Consider the weather- if you are visiting Kenya between April- June, it will be raining. As such, pack a rain jacket, a sweater, trousers, and boots. It helps if they are in darker colors that won’t show dirt as quickly.
Regardless of what you have heard, it gets quite chilly in the mornings and evenings, so carry a warm sweater and scarf for that.
For warmer times of the year, carry light, long-sleeved t-shirts, and trousers/ shorts. Long sleeves are essential as mosquitos, and other bugs can be a menace, especially when outside.
You want to bring something smart for dinner or a night out. For ladies,a dress/ skirt or trousers that can be paired easily with a top will do. Men should carry pants and at least one long-sleeved shirt.
If you plan to swim, remember to pack your swimming wear.
Finally, carry shoes that are comfortable and easy to get in and out of, such as canvas shoes. Do not forget to pack some sandals for the evenings or for walking around the lodge.
Toiletries and First Aid Kit
While some safari lodges might provide some bathroom essentials, it is always best to pack what you think you will need throughout your safari in Kenya. Alternatively, you can buy these things once in Kenya. Important items here include: