WHAT TO PACK: PACKING LIST FOR KENYA
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Choosing what to pack
Making the right choice on what to pack while travelling to Kenya or any other part remains significant for an enjoyable trip though isn’t as easy as it seems. From unpredictable climate changes and other weather elements, culture and traditions of your destination to anything as simple as common sense, you are not off the hook until you take appropriate packing considerations as you travel to Kenya. Below find a general packing list for your Kenyan holiday:
A passport is a must for your entry into Kenya. It is a crucial document needed and must be produced at the airport or any entry point. Passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry, and with at least 2 blank (unstamped) pages.
A visa is needed to enter Kenya for most visitors. Visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport, but expect delays. To avoid these delays, visitors have the option to apply for an eVisa online prior to travelling. You may as well obtain a visa at the Kenyan embassy/consulate in your home country. Typical visa for tourist, professional or family visit is the single entry visa valid for 90 days paid in US dollars. There are also other types of visas. Check for more information on visas and entry requirements from the Kenyan embassy/consulate in your country.
Very important. You almost can’t have a trip without an insurance cover. Medical treatment and its expenses, trip cancellation, accidents, theft or loss of luggage are some of the misfortunes that may occur while travelling around the world. To be on the safe side and to make sure that your chances of a successful holiday in Kenya are increased, get yourself a travel insurance to Kenya.
- Khaki, dark green and brown coloured clothes for a safari
- Lightweight, long sleeve shirts and pants to protect you from the sun and bug bites
- A pair of shorts and at least one short-sleeved shirt
- A hat and sunglasses for the sun
- One nice outfit in case you have the need to go out at some point
- A bathing suit, a windbreaker and a sweatshirt gets you prepared for any weather.
Footwear and Personal Items
- Comfortable walking shoes and a pair of sandals while you are in the camp/hotel
- One pair of dress shoes to put on with your evening wear
- Allergy medications, malaria tablets and indigestion tablets
- Any other prescription medication should also be at the top of the list
- Sun screen and Chap Stick with sun protection
- Other basic toiletries
Equipment and Documents
- A digital camera is a must
- A pair of binoculars
- Bring batteries, chargers, adapters with you for your electronics
- Visa, credit cards, passport and health insurance cards
- Documentation for your prescription medicine
- Advisable to bring copies of these documents with you and store others in a separate area, just in case something happens to the originals.