What to Pack for your Kenya Tour

What to Pack for your Kenya Tour

Safari wear should be comfortable and casual. Evenings and early mornings can be chilly so warm sweaters are recommended. Low heeled comfortable sports or trekking shoes are the most suitable walking shoes should you intend joining any walking safaris.

We recommend you bring warm clothes, including a fleece or light wool sweater and socks, to their normal safari gear. During the day it can get quite hot so don’t forget sunglasses and a high factor sunscreen, as well as a sun hat with a small brim.

Some specialist trips, i.e. mountain climbing, require extra items of clothing and footwear. Many hotels, lodges and camps have swimming pools so you are advised to bring swimsuits.

Due to limited space in the vehicle and light aircraft, we advise you to keep your luggage to the minimum. We suggest you pack your luggage into a small bag of no more than 15 kgs – the luggage limit for local flights issued by the airlines. Almost all safari lodges and camps provide same day laundry service.

Sample Parking List for a Kenyan Safari (7-10 days safari)

4 t-shirts

2 long-sleeve shirts

1 sweatshirt or fleece

1 lightweight raincoat

1 pair of comfortable shorts

2 pairs of cotton trousers/pants

3 pairs of socks

4 pairs of underwear (cotton, so that you can easily wash and dry them overnight)


1 pair of sunglasses (preferably with UV protection)

1 sunhat

1 warm woolen hat

1 swimsuit

1 pair of lightweight, durable walking shoes or hiking boots

1 pair of flip-flops or sandals (for wearing around camp)

Money belt

A supply of Ziploc bags to keep your dirty laundry separate from your clean clothes


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