Temperatures and climate vary drastically from region to region and even throughout a single day. Basically the traveller should come prepared for hot, cold, wet and dusty conditions. Packing requires some careful thought and consideration.
Subdued safari colours such as khaki, green, beige and neutral colours (dark blue and black clothing is not practical for safari goers but can be worn at the lodges)
Shirts with long sleeves for a chilly evening and even in summer: as protection from the sun & mosquitoes
Golf shirt/T shirts
Shorts or light skirts
(Safari) trousers for evenings and cooler days
A fleece or thick sweater is recommended for early morning and evening if planing to go on safari.
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Swim and beachwear (most of hotels and lodges have swimming pool)
Comfortable walking shoes (running/tennis shoes are fine).
Medication and Toiletries
Sun block with high SPF. hat, moisturise and lip-salve are all essentials.
Personal toiletries – We do have complimentary shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion
Malaria tablets if applicable - please seek advice from your General Practitioner.
Basic medical kit containing plasters, travel sickness tablets, anti-septic cream, anti-histamine cream, pain relieving tablets for headaches, indigestion tablets, eye drops, medication for upset stomachs, re hydrate sachets and after-sun moisturise. If you have any allergies i.e. insect stings, or an asthma condition, please make sure you bring enough of your required medication with you.
Strong insect repellent.
Personal Eye Wear
A good quality pair of sunglasses (tinted fashion glasses are not good in strong light)
If you wear contact lenses, bring enough solution & a pair of glasses in case your eyes get irritated.
Photographic And Optics Advice
A good camera with zoom function.
We recommend you bring plenty of memory cards/film and batteries. A dust-proof bag ensures your camera is safe from the dust whilst on safari. 300 mm lenses are adequate for wildlife photography.
A pair of binoculars will enhance your game viewing experience and although most of safari guide will have pairs available to use, you may wish to bring your own.
Please don’t forget to ask permission before taking a photograph of any East African resident. There could be a charge for this.