Kenya Safari Packing List

Kenya Safari Packing List

What to pack for a Kenya safari

Here is a list of what to pack when going on Masai Mara safari in Kenya. It is also useful to take a small rucksack on the vehicle with you for carrying your camera, binoculars, spare film and anything you might need whilst traveling in the vehicle.

Feel free to add to the list.

What to wear in Kenya,Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime. Bright colors’ alert the animals during game drives in Kenya National Parks, so stick to neutral tones like beige, khaki, stone and brown.

For Ladies: A high-impact rated sports bra (level 3 or 4) is essential for safari driving! The tracks are typically very rough. For multi-day Kenya safaris, bring two so one can be washed/dried whilst you wear the other.

A pair of good walking boots if planning any walking safaris
A wide brimmed hat to shade you from the sun
Plenty of high factor sun cream
A good pair of binoculars
Long trousers and long sleeved shirt for the evening as protection from mosquitoes for the gents and similar for the ladies, and mosquito repellant for areas of bare skin (Mosiguard (natural) or Jungle Formula (containing DEET) are good products).
A fleece for the early morning and evening game drives, as it tends to get a bit chilly especially in the highlands and the Masai Mara.
Plenty of film or memory for your camera and a battery charger.
A small first aid kit.
A light weight waterproof jacket in case of a sudden shower
Swimming costumes as most of the lodges have swimming pools.
A book on East African Birds and Wild life to allow you to identify what you see on safari and from your Masai Mara lodge.
Good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very powerful.
A pair of trainers.
A pack of wet wipes.
A small maglight or torch.(flashlight)
A bottle of drinking water in your hand baggage. (Wild Peak Adventures provide drinking water while on a Kenya Safari)
A small supply of pens, pencils and exercise or notebooks are handy for children or staff if planning for a cultural Safari. The gesture is always appreciated. Do not take sweets as these are bad for children’s teeth – most people do not have/cannot afford toothbrushes. DO NOT give money.

Toilet roll and plastic bag to put the non-organic stuff in.