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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, spring, and autumn. We don,t have extremes of different temperatures so the climate is fairly friendly.

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

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


The right clothing is the most important thing when you are packing to visit Kenya for a safari. Depending, on your preferred destination, the 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 a vest top. Most people in these regions are conservatives we, therefore, recommend 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 of chase wildlife away. Put on neutral colors that blend 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 a normal day it is not that cold.


Many if not all camps and hotels have laundry services. In many hotels, the service is inclusive in hotel charges, while in 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 thing to set in place during your packing for safari preparations. For your convenience, these are documents required during your entry.

  • Passport with a 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 traveler’s cheque

Cameras and electronic devices.

Traveling brig along with memories. Memories are well preserved in clear pictures on the epic scenes like wildebeest migration, or beautiful landforms 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 gadget’s
  • 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
  • Sunscreens (wear them when it gets hot between 11:00 Am to 3:00 Pm)
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Hairbrush and combs
  • Hand lotion
  • Shampoo (some hotels provide shampoo)
  • Lib palm


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

  • Sunglasses
  • Prescription glasses
  • Small backpack
  • Notebook/Pen
  • Favorite snacks
  • Money/document pouch
  • Earplugs/headphones
  • Scarves
  • Cap/hat
  • Alarm clock


Generally, Kenya is a wonderful country full of thrilling safari experiences. Some parts are hot, others cold and others extremely cold. So pack accordingly the depending type of fun you are looking for.