Wild Kenya Safaris suggests "Safari Essentials," a general list of guidelines & factors to 

prepare for your trip better. It is useful to carry a handbag with you at all times, for your passport, currency, other valuables, camera, spare film and any important items you may

 need whilst travelling in the vehicle, such as regular or emergency medication. Other items may include:


1.   Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime

2.  A pair of good walking shoes, if planning any walking safaris

3.  A wide brimmed hat to shade you from the equatorial sun 

4.  Plenty of high SPF sun cream. 

5.  A good pair of binoculars and camera

6.  Long trousers and a lightweight long sleeved shirt for the evening  as protection from mosquitoes.

7.  A light sweater for your early morning and evening game drives as it tends to get a bit chilly especially in Masai Mara/Highlands.

8.   Extra film or memory cards for your camera and a battery charger with universal adaptors. (Kenya gernally has 3-pin UK style adapters and the voltage is 240v)

9.   A small first aid kit with basics such as iodine, band-aids, antibacterial cream, etc.

10.  Swimming costumes as some of the lodges and camps may have swimming pools.

11.  A book on East African Birds and Wild life to allow you to identify what you see on safari and from your lodge. 

12.  Good pair of sun glasses as you are on the equator where the sun is direct. 

13.  A pair of sneakers and sports socks. 

14.  A pack of antibacterial wipes.

15.  A small maglight or flashlight.

16.  A bottle of drinking water in your hand baggage. It is advised *only* to drink packaged mineral water throughout the country.

17.  A small blow-up cushion for cross-country drives.

18.  A small supply of pens, pencils and exercise or notebooks are handy to give out to lesser fortunate children alongst the drives.

This small gesture is always appreciated.

19.  Toilet roll and plastic bag for discarding the non-organic items

20.  A Mosquito repellant with "DEET" as a main ingredient whilst a course of anti-malarial tablets is recommended.

21.  A small amount of bubble wrap and some clear mailing tape (you can wrap it around a zip lock baggie folding over the end to make 

it easy to find).  This comes in handy to wrap a delicate souvenir (like a carved giraffe with delicate legs and neck)

22.  Simple laundry bags for your dirty cothes.

23. All travel documents (inc. valid passport) and identification (required upon entry into Kenya).  Please do carry

foreign currency for exchange (note: please do not carry US Dollars printed before the year 2000, as they are not widely accepted in Kenya). The foreign exchange can be done at the airport.

24. Kenyan visa, mandatory at the time of entry (can also be obtained upon arrival)

25. An inexpensive tri-ban phone, as Kenya's leading telecommunication providers, Safaricom or Airtel,offer pre-paid sim- cards to use in your phone, which will enable you obtain a local number. This is always recommended on long journeys.

26. It is highly recommended to leave expensive jewelry and trinkets in your home country and not to bring valuables with you inside the country.

27. All prescription medicine. To plan in the event of of medical emergencies, read below:

In Kenya, the only available medical care in remote places such as the bush, is by air. The Flying Doctors provides this service. 

Please do contact us for more Information!