We advise all clients to pack as little as possible to minimize ‘headaches’. Space on Safari vehicles is limited and on all domestic charter and scheduled flights baggage allowance is about 20 kgs. On safari per person. Extra luggage can be stored in Nairobi.
Following are some items we recommend for carrying:
- Pairs of Shorts, 3 +
- Pairs of long trousers or Skirts (for women)
- Swimming suite
- A smart evening attire
Long sleeved shirt or blouse
- A pullover or sweater
- Smart casual shoes, sneakers and hiking boots with strong ankle support for hiking.
- Under wear and socks enough for at least 3 days
- A jog -bra for women will be good for bumpy roads
- Light sleep ware
- Personal toiletries and insect repellent
- Small carry on bag
- Adequate supply of film
- Sun protection cream and hat
- Sun glasses
- Lastly do not forget to carry your Passport, vaccination certificates, airline tickets and loose change (money) for shopping*.
On the trip, the following services are included:
- Accommodation in Nairobi on the first and last night will be based on BB.
While on safari it will be based on FB.
- Camping part of the trip will include camp meals, guides and community camping equipment, including comfortable and roomy two-person tents, portable cot with pillows, separate kitchen and dinning areas, toilet and shower tents.
- Meals as noted (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Airport transfers
- Game drives as noted in the itinerary
- Ground transportation
- Additional guides and porters where necessary
- Entrance and camping fees
On a safari, morning and evening can be so cold and as such layering tend to work very well. Since we will be driving with the roof top open, the upper body part is exposed and as such it can be very cold. The best way to layer is to have a Gor-Tex jacket. Two of the areas that might be cold to warrant warm clothes are Ololokwe and the Loita plains. Below find a packing list that could be used. You can use your judgment to decide on the quantities although I have given some recommendations.
- Synthetics are easier to wash and dry.
- Bring warm long underwear as sometimes during the evening talks around the camp fire it might be chilly. Since we will be having talks around the camp fire, they will come in handy.
- Avoid cotton as they hold moisture and keep you chilled and can be hard to dry during the month of August.
- Long-sleeved, synthetic shirt. They are easy to handle in terms of washing and drying. Besides they are wrinkle free!
- They come in handy during the game drives. During the heat of the day and also the evening, they can be used to keep off the sun rays and protect one from mosquitoes and biting insects.
- Short sleeves come in handy during the warm part of the day.
- Jackets come in handy in the mornings and evening. Although we will be having our meals in a dinning tent, there will be times when we will be having round the camp discussions/ talks.
- During the month of August it might be cold and as such warm clothes are very important.
- Quick drying synthetic fabrics are the best especially in the camping portion.
- On the hikes, shorts will come in handy especially during the hikes.
- Sun hats with wide brim with a chin strap to hold it in place, base ball hats also work well.
- Bandana helps alot especially when it comes to game drives and keeping dust off the hair. On some hikes, the soil can be so loose and as such bandanas help in keeping dust off. It also protects you from sunburn.
- With the erratic weather changes, packing a Gore-Tex rain jacket to also act as a wind breaker especially morning and evening game drives.
- Synthetic for easy washing and drying. They are equally comfortable.
- Hiking boots with good ankle support and good traction.
- Sandals and teva would be great for around camp on safari.
Leisure clothing’s/ Others.
- City clothes that can be used during meals at the lodges and in the city.
- Water bottles to be used during the hikes and game drives.
- Iodine water purification kit.
- Toiletry kit-soap, toothpaste and so on.
- Although toilet papers will be provided during the safari at the camps and the lodges, some prefer to bring their preferred brands. Should that be the case, then one can bring!
- Insect repellent with about 35% DEET.
- Sun glasses. With dust being an issue when it comes to contact glasses, recommend participants to carry glasses. This is because it can be so discomforting and, as such glasses will come in handy.