Planning to go on a Kenya Safari? Is it your first time to go on Kenya Safari? Here are some things you need to know before you plan a safari. Make sure your passport is valid for 06 month from the time of your travel. Book your Visa in advance as of now Kenya government no longer issue Visa upon arrival at the airport.
Pack your travel suitcase with a variety of heavy and light clothes that you can use depending on the weather of the day. Pack the walking shoes that you will need during the time of your walking safaris that are arranged at the camps in the evening. Don’t forget to pack the long sleeved shirts and pants, hut, sun screen and the insect repellents as well as the malaria tablets.
Regarding the money travel with the current US dollars as the old notes are not allowed and when even taken to Forex banks are exchanged at the low rate. Pack notes from 10 – 100$ and the small notes can help you to tip walking guides and waiters at the camps.
Also, upon your arrival at the Kenyatta International Airport get the Kenya shillings which is much used in the rural areas and other places to buy souvenirs. Well the same packing list that am advising you to carry can suit any other travel in Africa. Eco Tours Rwanda combine a suitable Kenya wildlife gorilla trek in Rwanda and here staying in the Governor’s safari camps suitably set at the foot slopes of the parks and blend with nature.
Curiosity and sense of adventure, an open mind and enough memory cards for the camera! As a general guide, comfortable and casual clothing that you can wash and wear is recommended while on safari. Muted colours are best for game viewing. Game drives are generally conducted in the early morning and the late afternoon, which can be cold, especially in winter. The temperature often warms up during the day, so it is best to dress in layers.
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Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours
Long-sleeved shirts that offer protection from the sun and mosquitoes
Shorts or a light skirt
Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives
A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain
Swim and beachwear
Comfortable walking shoes
Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip salve
Binoculars and camera equipment
The luggage allowance on small flights is usually limited to a maximum of 15 kg (33 lbs), which includes hand luggage, so please bear this in mind when packing. Most lodges and camps provide a same-day laundry service for your clothes.