Safari packing list

What are you going to put in your Packing list during your preparations for a safari in Kenya? For a better experience and in avoidance of inconveniences, it is good to arrange your safari packing list accordingly.

  In this post, am going to guide you through what you need during your Kenya safari  from the right clothing to all items that you need 


Kenya is the hub for African wildlife safari. It lies on the equator hence, experiences all seasons that’s summer, winter, springs and autumn. We don,t have extremes of different temperatures so the climate is fairly friendly.

About the landscape, there is different land forms which include: mountains, hilly slopes, flat areas and lakes. All these constitutes your destinations of interest since, our national parks are distributed all over.

Having explained an overview of Kenya from  a tourism perspective, lets jump to what should be included to your safari packing list to make your Safari experience  memorable.


Right clothing is the most important thing when you are packing to visit Kenya for a safari. Depending, on your preferred destination, best clothing for safari varies from thick warm clothes to light clothing good for coastal beaches.

If you are planning to visit the Mount Kenya region, consider packing warm clothes and boots for trekking. up at the top of the mountain gets cold and the surface is rocky. But if the coastal regions or Lakes is your choice, well, consider shorts and vest top. Most people in these regions are conservatives we therefore recommend for decent clothing while on your trip. 

For wildlife game parks and reserves, you need shirts, cargo pants or jeans these are the best clothes to put on  a safari. Don’t put on bright colors since they kind chase wildlife away. Put on neutral colors that blends well with the game reserve. 

Nairobi safari doesn’t involve a lot of intense activities. you therefore need easy footwear and light clothing since on normal day it is not that cold.


Many if not all camps and hotels have laundry services. Many hotels the service is inclusive in hotel charges, while others it is separate. before you book, inquire.

However, the service does not include personal undergarments such as panties and boxers. They supply detergents which you can wash by yourself. We recommend that you carry extra clothes to change as other dry up.


Traveling documents should be your first things to set in place during your packing for safari preparations. For your convenience, these are documents required during you entry.

  • Passport with valid visa
  • Airline tickets
  • Health cards; vaccine cards and yellow fever certificate
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Copy of passport, visa, and any other important documents.
  • Travel insurance
  • Cash and travelers cheque

Cameras and electronic devices.

Travelling brig along memories. Memories are well preserved in clear pictures on the epic scenes like wildebeest migration, or beautiful land forms at the Tsavo!

Having said that, you need the following:

  • Camera and different kinds of lenses for clarity.
  • Chargers for cameras, phones and laptops or anything else you will have carried.
  • Batteries
  • Extra storage devices like phones, memory cards and even laptops
  • Binoculars
  • A good camera case to avoid destroying your gadgets
  • spotlight because it gets very dark during the night.

Toiletries and Medicine.

On your packing list, include these essentials.

  • Toothpaste and brushes
  • Deodorants
  • Mosquito repellents. Africa has a lot of biting mosquitoes
  • Sanitary towels, tampons and other women hygiene essentials
  • Sun screens (wear them when it gets hot between 11:00 Am to 3:00 Pm)
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Hair brush and combs
  • Hand lotion
  • Shampoo (some hotels provide shampoo)
  • Lib palm


We need accessories during our travelling. during your Safari, you may need the following:

  • Sun glasses
  • Prescription glasses
  • Small back pack
  • Notebook/Pen
  • Favorite snacks
  • Money/document pouch
  • Ear plus/headphones
  • Scarves
  • Cap/hat
  • Alarm clock


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