Safari Packing Guide


  • 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 -
  • The passport should be valid at least for the next six months from the time of entry
  • Proof of required vaccinations 
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Credit card – remember to notify your bank you are travelling abroad
  • Contact details for your tour operator
  • Some cash – ATMs 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

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Prescription Medication

  • Check with your GP what medication you need while travelling

  • Anti-malaria medication

  • Antihistamine for allergies and insect bites

  • Painkillers

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Deodorant

  • Body Lotion

NB: The lodges provide basic toiletry


Clothing, Shoes & Other Wear

  • 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

  • 2 pairs of shorts

  • At least 4 t-shirts or short-sleeved shirts

  • 2 long sleeved t-shirts or shirts

  • Swimming costumes – most lodges have a swimming pool

  • 1 sweatshirt or fleece top

  • 1 jacket/windbreaker if possible waterproof

  • Scarf – comes in handy when it's chilly or dusty

  • Comfortable walking shoes – hiking trainers are best

  • Sandals or flip flops

  • Sunglasses – good sunglasses are essential

  • A good pair of binoculars for each

  • Camera with lenses, spare battery and extra memory cards


Other Basics

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

  • Pocket tissue and hand sanitizers

  • Power bank for your phone

  • You can load your Ipad with great holiday reading material