Suggested Safari Packing Guide


Documentation in Your Carry-on Bag

  • Passport and visas – also carry a copy in your safari bag / checked luggage
  • Covid 19 vaccination and Yellow Fever certificate
  • Credit card, ATM card, secondary ID, money
  • Travel insurance documents & wallet cards
  • Camera (I mean a nice camera or phone)
  • Your medications.
  • Some emergency cloths just in case your luggage gets delayed at the airport.


We recommend modest clothing in the towns/cities and casual shorts, shirts, and beach wear while at the camps, lodges, and at the beach. Neutral safari colors of green, khaki, and beige are the best while dark colors like blue and navy may attract some insects like the Tsetse flies.

  • 3 T shirts or golf shirts
  • Some short sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long sleeved shirts for evenings
  • Long pants for evenings
  • Some pairs of shorts or capris
  • Convertible pants
  • Wind or rain jacket – lightweight
  • Fleece sweater or jacket for layering on cool nights
  • Walking sandals
  • Closed-in shoes, or running shoes
  • At least 4 pairs socks
  • Several underwears
  • Swimsuit or swim trunks
  • Hat, visor or bandana
  • Light weight cotton bath or pool robe
  • Lightweight pajamas
  • Flip flops or pool shoes


  • Personal toiletries & cosmetics in small containers
  • Anti-malaria pills
  • Prescription medication – take in your carry-on only
  • Otc medications such as Advil, Reactine, Gravol, Rolaids, visine
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Anti-itch or hydrocortisone cream in case the bugs do bite
  • Converter and adapters for East Africa
  • Sunglasses and extra prescription glasses if you wear them & have extra
  • Small basic sewing kit to fix a hem or a button
  • Small bit of duct tape – roll some around the end of a pencil
  • Flashlight or reading light
  • Suitcase locks for in camp
  • Extra batteries to suit your needs
  • Binoculars, if you would rather use your own favorite pair
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Small note cards with envelopes – a nice way to give tips to people

If your safari involves internal flights, most bush planes have a weight guideline, the maximum luggage weight is 15 kgs /33Ibs in soft-sided bags. The standard checked luggage should have the three dimensions of 24 inches (60cm) height, by 18 inches (45cm) length and 13 inches (33cm) width.


  • If this is your first long flight, then think of Inflatable neck pillow which can help your feel refreshed and minimize neck pain.



  • Suggested for guests doing Gorilla tracking either in Uganda or Rwanda, visiting Victoria Falls in Zambia or those who plan on booking either of the optional excursions activities e.g. Natural walks, and Balloon Safaris.



In an effort to curb litter and support environmental sustainability, Kenya has banned most single-use plastic bags. Those arriving in Kenya via airports or land borders will be required to surrender any prohibited bags. (You will not be fined as long as you comply.) The Ziploc® bags used to carry liquids through security are exempt from this ban. The following sorts of bags will not be permitted:

  • Duty-free carrier bags
  • General shopping bags
  • Bin liners (sometimes used to protect luggage during rain)
  • Dry cleaning bags (commonly wrapped around clothing)

Some suitable & allowed replacements:

  • Durable, reusable shopping bags
  • Bags made from cloth, woven grass or sisal


  • Guitars
  • Rain Gear
  • Safari hats
  • Garden Gloves
  • Surgical Face mask.
  • Socks you can tuck them
  • Picnic Lunch (from the lodge/camp)
  • Long pants and long sleeved shirts.
  • Comfortable trekking/hiking boots.
  • Back pack to carry your personal effects.
  • Camera with enough memory and fully charged
  • Some Money for tipping the porters and the guides.
  • You need to hire a porter, they are waiting at the trekking starting point.
  • Energy snacks, water, and a packed lunch, you will be given from the lodge.
  • Walking stick (this can be provided at the lodge where you will be staying)

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