Safari Packing Guide

Safari Packing List Guide

Documents

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    Passport (with visa if necessary) – single entry visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport in Nairobi or can be applied online before travel - http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html


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    Passport should be valid at least for the next six months from time of entry


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    Proof of required vaccinations


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    Health and Travel Insurance


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    Credit card – remember to notify your bank you are travelling abroad


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    Contact details for your tour operator


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    Some Cash – ATM’s are hard to come by in the wilderness, bring along some cash, USD currency is easily accepted in most lodges (advisable to have notes dated after 2004)

Toiletry Bag

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    Toothbrush and toothpaste


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    Prescription Medication


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    Check with your GP what medication you need while travelling


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    Get anti malaria


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    Get Antihistamine for allergies and insect bites


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    Get some painkillers


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    Insect repellent


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    Sunscreen


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    Deodorant


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    Body Lotion


  • NB: The lodges provide basic toiletry

Clothing, Shoes & Other Wear

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    2/3 pair of neutral – coloured cotton trousers or chinos – jeans are not recommended while on safari as it can get really hot at times


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    2 pairs of shorts


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    At least 4 t-shirts or short sleeved shirts


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    2 long sleeved t-shirts or shirts


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    Swimming costumes – most lodges have swimming pool


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    1 sweat shirt or fleece top


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    1 jacket / windbreaker if possible water proof


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    Scarf – comes in handy when its chilly or dusty


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    Comfortable walking shoes – hiking trainers are best


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    Sandals or flip flops


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    Sunglasses – good sunglasses are essential


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    A good pair of binoculars for each


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    Camera with lenses, spare battery and extra memory cards


Other Basics

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    A small torch – many lodges generators for power and they are normally switched off during the day and after 10pm at night


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    Pocket tissue and hand sanitizers


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    Power bank for your phone


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    You can load your Ipad with great holiday reading material


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