Packing List

Kenya has a pleasant, tropical climate due to its location.  During the dry season in June to October, the average high is 75°F with a low of 68°F.Then from November to May during the wet season, the average high 82°F then cools down into the high 70°F. 

Suggested Packing List: 

IMPORTANT: 
  • Passport (MUST be valid 6 months after trip) 
  • Personal medication. Note: It is best to be packed in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked luggage. Also, this medication should be in its original container. If this is not feasible, a copy of the prescription should be carried along with the medication.   
  • Mosquito repellent (recommended with DEET)  
  • One refillable water bottle 
  • Small backpack or day bag for daily excursions

Clothes:  
  • Short-sleeved shirts  (we recommend thin, breathable shirts as it is can be hot and humid during the afternoons)
  • A warm sweatshirt / fleece / light jacket (it can get cool at night)
  • Rain jacket (lightweight, water resistant for sudden, unexpected tropical showers especially during the rainy season)
  • Gym / sportswear (for hiking / outdoor activities)
  • Undergarments, socks
  • Bathing suits (for pools)
  • Shorts
  • Several light pairs of long pants (we recommend wearing light pants especially in the evenings and early morning to prevent mosquito bites)
  • Hat
  • One pair of flip flops / sandals / water shoes
  • One pair of tennis shoes / closed toe sandals (these are for hiking and may get dirty)
  • *Laundry service is not available during the trip. We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry during the trip.

Bath/ Personal: 
  • Glasses/contacts/contact solution 
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, deodorant etc.) 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Bug spray (with DEET)

Other: 
  • Light day bag or pack 
  • Binoculars (highly recommended for wildlife viewing)  
  • Sunglasses 
  • Ear plugs
  • Portable charger (phone or camera) 
  • Camera 
  • Personal snacks 
  • Books and/or magazines 
  • Watch or small alarm 

*Electrical outlets in Kenya are 240 volts and 50 Hz. Therefore, an adapter is needed if you coming from the U.S. We recommend purchasing a universal adaptor.