What to pack for Safari in Kenya

What to pack for Kenya

Preparing for your trip to Kenya involves careful packing to ensure you have everything you need for various activities and changing weather conditions. Whether you’re embarking on a thrilling safari adventure or exploring Kenya’s diverse landscapes, here’s a comprehensive list of essential items to pack for your journey with Access To Kenya Safaris.

Luggage and Bags:

  • Backpack or overnight bag with shoulder strap
  • Day bag for day trips and essentials
  • Backpack with wheels (optional)


  • Closed-toe walking boots for comfort and protection
  • Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing for layering
  • Knee-length shorts and long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Warm clothing for cooler evenings
  • Smart-casual outfits for evening outings
  • Sandals or thongs for relaxation and strolls
  • Warm fleece and beanie for chilly temperatures
  • Lightweight, breathable fabrics (linen, cotton)
  • Sunhat, sunglasses (polarized), and high-SPF sunscreen
  • Quick-dry travel towel
  • Waterproof toiletry bag for showering
  • Headlamp or torch for nighttime navigation
  • Personal medical kit for minor injuries
  • Insect repellent to protect against mosquitoes
  • Water bottle (1.5-liter capacity)
  • Camera with spare battery or charger
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket for rainy seasons

Optional Items:

  • Binoculars for enhanced wildlife viewing
  • Sleep sheet for added comfort during hot seasons
  • Thermarest for better sleep on basic mattresses
  • Earplugs for a restful night’s sleep
  • Travel pillow for neck comfort during travel
  • A good book, journal, or earphones for downtime

Dress Code in Kenya:

  • Dress conservatively to respect local culture and customs
  • Wear long, loose-fitting clothing that covers the knees, shoulders, midriff, and chest
  • Opt for long layers to stay cool and protected from the sun and insects

Packing efficiently and lightly will enable you to manage your luggage more easily and enjoy your journey without unnecessary burdens. Access To Kenya Safaris recommends prioritizing comfort, sun protection, and versatility in your clothing choices. With the right essentials packed, you’ll be fully prepared to embark on a memorable adventure across Kenya’s diverse landscapes and cultural treasures.

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Get in touch with our safari booking team today!

If you would like more information on any of the range of safari trips we provide, contact the Access to Kenya Safaris. You can call us at +255 767 081 050 or contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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