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Packing List, What to Pack for Safari Tours Kenya Tanzania

What to Pack for Safari Tours to Kenya Tanzania: Packing List What to Pack for Safari Tours Kenya Tanzania.

safari cameraHere's a list of what to pack when going on safari, it is best to pack it in a canvas holdall as space can be limited on some of the vehicles. It is also useful to take a small rucksack on the vehicle with you for carrying your camera, binoculars, spare film and any thing you might need whilst traveling in the vehicle. The lodges supply towels and toiletries so no need to pack them.

  1. Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime. Neutral tones like beige, khaki, stone and brown don't show the dirt and dust that you will be exposed to.
  2. A pair of good walking boots if planning any walking safaris
  3. A wide brimmed hat to shade you from the sun - this should have straps as if standing in the van or jeep it could be blown off. For people that have done numerous safaris Tilly hats are a good brand and also insect repellent hats,
  4. Plenty of high factor sun cream.
  5. A good pair of binoculars
  6. Long trousers and long or short sleeved shirt for the evening for men as protection from mosquitoes similar for the ladies, maxi dresses are popular with Ladies plus a pashmina if chilly.
  7. A fleece or jumper for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives as it tends to get a bit chilly especially in the highlands and the Masai Mara.
  8. Plenty of film or memory for your camera and a battery charger.
  9. A small first aid kit.
  10. Swimming costumes as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.safari pants
  11. A book on East African Birds and Wild life to allow you to identify what you see on safari and from your lodge.
  12. Good pair of sun glasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very powerful. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off in the van..
  13. A pair of trainers and sports socks. Plus safari shoes for ladies with socks.
  14. A pack of wet wipes.
  15. A small maglight or torch.(flashlight)
  16. A bottle of drinking water in your hand baggage. (Easily purchased in Kenya) Most vans will have cool boxes which you can order drinks from the lodge/camp the night beforehand if going out all day or for a game drive.
  17. A small blow-up cushion.
  18. A small supply of pens, pencils and exercise or notebooks are handy for children. The gesture is always appreciated. Don'tsafari boots take sweets as these are bad for children's teeth - most people do not have/cannot afford toothbrushes
  19. Toilet roll and plastic bag to put the non-organic stuff in.
  20. Mosquito repellant Mossie electric ball with chips to put on at night in lodge and camp. (if needed)
  21. A small amount of bubble wrap and some clear mailing tape (you can wrap it around a zip lock baggie folding over the end to make it easy to find). This comes in handy to wrap a delicate souvenir (like a carved giraffe with delicate legs and neck). It weighs next to nothing, and if you don't need it, you can toss it.safari shirts
  22. 1-3 plastic 'compression bags'. They are very handy to place all of your dirty clothes in for the return home. To squash out the air, you just seal the bag shut, put it on the floor, and lay on it. It creates extra room in your bags for any souvenirs that you may have acquired. It also makes it very easy to transport your dirty clothes to your washer once you get home.
  23. A small notebook/travel journal and a couple of pens because everyone will want to hear what you did and what you saw while traveling to such an amazing place.