Safari Packing List

Packing List

The packing list provided below is just a general guide on what to take on your safari. Where possible luggage should be kept to a minimum due to the weight / space restrictions.


Passports (with visa entries)
Health cards (vaccination certificate)
Airline tickets
Cash & Travellers’ Cheques
Separate record of Travellers’ Cheque numbers
Credit Cards (VISA, Mastercard and / or American Express)
Photo-copy of passport / visas / insurance papers


The list given below is a basic indication of what you should bring. We recommend that you bring khaki and green coloured clothing. Bright colours should be avoided while on safari (fine for the coast and Nairobi). Please note that camouflage-patterned clothes are illegal because they are worn by local soldiers.

Trainers / Walking shoes
Flip flops
Jacket / Windbreaker
Sweater / Sweatshirt / Fleece jacket
2 pairs safari trousers / chinos
2 pairs safari shorts
4 pairs sport socks
3 short sleeve shirts
1 long sleeve shirt
2 t-shirts
1 pair casual trousers (men) evening outfit (women) – for evening

Toiletries & Medicine

Malaria prophylaxis
Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)
Motion sickness pills
Insect repellant (containing DEET for mosquitos)
Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
Lip Balm
Shampoo / Conditioner
Toothpaste / Toothbrush
Hair Brush / Comb
Electric / Hand Razor
Emery Boards / Tweezers
Hand Lotion
Fem. Hygiene Supplies

Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 11am and 3pm.

Other Supplies

Sunglasses / Case
Prescription glasses (and a spare pair)
Flashlight (small with extra batteries)
Batteries (for electronic equipment)
Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.
Alarm clock
Money pouch
Pocket Knife (not in hand luggage)
Binoculars (very important, one per person)
Day pack
Favourite road snacks
Books / Magazines / Journal
Small Sewing Kit
Small Scissors (not in hand luggage)
Pen / paper
Tube of Travel Wash (for small items of laundry)