Safari Essentials

Our Recommended Safari Travel Essentials:

We are frequently asked by our clients for packing tips for their safari vacation. These are the main items that we suggest, along with links to Amazon’s newest sales. The list of safari items provided below serves as a general suggestion for packing for your safari. Due to weight and space limits, which limit each passenger’s total weight allowance to 15 kilograms (including carry-on bags) on light aircraft, luggage should be kept to a minimum wherever feasible. However, extra baggage can be stored at our head office in Nairobi; contact our sales team for additional details.

REMEMBER: No plastic bags please

Kenya has outlawed plastic bags since August 2017. It is currently illegal to possess plastic bags (though the government has stated that Kenyan manufacturing and retail establishments will be the target of fines at first, not private citizens). It is recommended that travelers not include any plastic bags in their carry-on or suitcases.

Click HERE to download the Gazette Notice on the Ban of Plastic Carrier Bags

Safari FAQs

Yes, the standard baggage allowance is 15kg inclusive of hand luggage. However, additional options are available for heavier baggage.

Complimentary secure storage is available at our Office in Nairobi. Please inquire with  our safari consultants first.

Yes, it includes both checked baggage and hand luggage.

Our check-in staff usually allow a leeway of up to 2 kgs. Additional excess baggage may be carried at the discretion of the captain, subject to space availability and will be charged at the prevailing rate.

Soft bags are preferred due to limited volume and irregular shape of luggage compartments in our aircraft. Large rigid suitcases may need to be carried on the next available flight in extreme situations.

Many camps and lodges offer limited laundry services. Please inquire at the time of booking for more information.

Essential documents include passports, health cards (vaccination certificates), airline tickets/e-tickets, cash, credit cards, and a photo-copy of important documents.

Khaki and green-colored clothing are recommended. Avoid bright colors, especially on safari. Camouflage-patterned clothes are illegal. Warm clothing is essential for chilly mornings and evenings.

Essential items include malaria prophylaxis, prescription drugs, motion sickness pills, insect repellent, sunscreen, toiletries, and feminine hygiene supplies.

Necessary supplies include sunglasses, prescription glasses, flashlight, batteries, converter plug set (if needed), binoculars, day backpack, snacks, books/magazines, and earplugs.

It’s advisable to bring a combination of cash and credit cards for expenses. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are widely accepted.

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No specific restrictions, but it’s recommended to bring devices with extra batteries and converters if needed.

Yes, you can bring your favorite road snacks. However, alcoholic beverages may have restrictions depending on the safari destination.

 

Please inform us at the time of booking, and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requirements during the safari.

It’s essential to follow the instructions of your guides and adhere to safety protocols during wildlife encounters. Keep a safe distance from animals and avoid any actions that may provoke them.

Our staff are trained to handle emergencies. Medical facilities may vary depending on the safari location, but we will ensure prompt assistance and evacuation if necessary. It’s also recommended to have travel insurance covering medical emergencies.

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