The below Packing List is supplied as 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 on light aircraft, but we are able to store excess baggage at our head office in Nairobi (ask our Sales Team for more information).
Soft bags (that are lockable) are preferable to large rectangular suitcases. On the Safarilink and Airkenya light aircraft flights the weight of luggage that can be checked in is limited to 15kgs.
At many camps and lodges a small amount of laundry may be done for you (e.g. one or two items per day per person). This is washed by hand and generally doesn't include personal items such as underwear for which a supply of detergent is provided in the tents for use of guests. Ask our Sales team for more information when you book.
For more ideas on useful travel products and recommended safari books and guides see our Gamewatchers Online Travel Store.
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.
Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day - between 11am and 3pm.