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The Ultimate Packing Guide for Daylight Adventures and Safaris in Kenya

Are you getting ready for an unforgettable Kenyan safari with Daylight Adventures and Safaris? Proper packing is essential to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience exploring the incredible wildlife and landscapes of East Africa. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about what to wear and pack for your Daylight Adventures safari in Kenya.

Choosing the Right Safari Clothing

The iconic safari look of khaki pants, a lightweight shirt, a vest with pockets, a wide-brimmed hat, and sturdy boots is not just for show – it’s practical and perfect for your Kenyan adventure with Daylight Adventures. Here’s what you should pack:

Light, Neutral Colors

Pack clothing in colors like tan, brown, beige, or green made from breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, or rayon. Loose-fitting and comfortable pieces are ideal for long days on safari drives over bumpy terrain with Daylight Adventures’ expert guides. Neutral tones help you blend into the landscape during walking safaris, while bright colors can scare away animals. Avoid dark shades like black or blue, which can attract tsetse flies.

Long Sleeves and Pants

To protect yourself from mosquitoes and other insects, pack long-sleeved shirts and pants like khakis or chinos. Wearing closed shoes with socks provides additional coverage. Consider investing in ExOfficio’s BugsAway clothing line, which is lightweight, easy to wash and dry, and repels bugs – perfect for your Daylight Adventures safari.

Durable, Comfortable Footwear

Closed-toe, sturdy shoes with good grip like sneakers or Timberland Chukka boots will keep you comfortable during long periods of walking and driving on safari with Daylight Adventures. Pack waterproof shoes if your safari falls during Kenya’s wet season. Bring at least two pairs: one for safari activities and one pair of sandals for relaxing at camp.

Other Safari Essentials

In addition to the right clothing, don’t forget to pack these crucial items for your Kenyan safari with Daylight Adventures:

– International power adapter with multiple sockets

– Small flashlight and extra batteries

– Wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses

– Binoculars

– Camera with zoom lens

– Bandana for protecting hair from dust

– Bug repellent spray or bracelets

– First-aid kit with medications like antihistamines, pain relievers, anti-diarrheal, and antimalarials (consult your doctor first)

– Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer

– Money belt for valuables like passport, credit cards, cash

– Daypack or shoulder bag for carrying essentials during drives

– Copies of important documents like passport, visa, travel insurance, etc.

Packing Tips for Daylight Adventures Safaris

Pack Light in Soft Bags

Regional airlines and bush planes have strict baggage weight limits of around 33 lbs (15kg) total per person, including carry-ons. Use a soft-sided, durable duffel like the Patagonia Black Hole or The North Face Base Camp bag. Pack lightweight, quick-drying clothes that can last a few days since laundry services may be limited.

Avoid Camouflage Patterns

Camouflage clothing is illegal in Kenya, so leave those items at home.

Dress in Layers

Be prepared for any weather by layering your clothes. Mornings and evenings can be chilly from June to August if your Daylight Adventures safari visits highland areas like Mount Kenya, Nakuru, Samburu, or the Aberdares. Pack warm layers like a fleece, sweater, and flannel pajamas.

Choose Appropriate Undergarments

Sports bras provide extra support for women during bumpy safari drives with Daylight Adventures. 

Stay Organized with Packing Cubes

Skip plastic bags and use packing cubes to neatly organize and access your belongings, since plastic bags are banned in Kenya.

By following these tips on what to wear and pack, you’ll be fully prepared for the adventure of a lifetime on safari with Daylight Adventures and Safaris in Kenya. Looking stylish yet practical will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the incredible wildlife and breathtaking landscapes East Africa has to offer.

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