Packing List

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Packing List

Kenya has a pleasant, tropical climate due to its location. During the dry season in June to October, the average high is 75°F with a low of 68°F.Then from November to May during the wet season, the average high 82°F then cools down into the high 70°F.

Suggested Packing List:


  • Passport (MUST be valid 6 months after trip)
  • Personal medication. Note: It is best to be packed in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked luggage. Also, this medication should be in its original container. If this is not feasible, a copy of the prescription should be carried along with the medication.
  • Mosquito repellent (recommended with DEET)
  • One refillable water bottle
  • Small backpack or day bag for daily excursions


  • Short-sleeved shirts (we recommend thin, breathable shirts as it is can be hot and humid during the afternoons)
  • A warm sweatshirt / fleece / light jacket (it can get cool at night)
  • Rain jacket (lightweight, water resistant for sudden, unexpected tropical showers especially during the rainy season)
  • Gym / sportswear (for hiking / outdoor activities)
  • Undergarments, socks
  • Bathing suits (for pools)
  • Shorts
  • Several light pairs of long pants (we recommend wearing light pants especially in the evenings and early morning to prevent mosquito bites)
  • Hat
  • One pair of tennis shoes / closed toe sandals (these are for hiking and may get dirty)

**Mornings and evenings can be cooler.

***There is laundry available at the lodges at Sweetwaters and Encounter Mara but we recommend bringing enough lightweight clothes to last you through the trip. Clothes will be hand-washed; however for hygienic reasons, undergarments are unable to be washed, so pack accordingly

Bath/ Personal:

  • Glasses/contacts/contact solution
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, deodorant etc.)
  • Sunscreen heay
  • Bug spray (with DEET)


  • Light day bag or pack
  • Binoculars (highly recommended for wildlife viewing)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ear plugs
  • Portable charger (phone or camera)
  • Camera
  • Personal snacks
  • Books and/or magazines
  • Watch or small alarm

*Electrical outlets in Kenya are 240 volts and 50 Hz. Therefore, an adapter is needed if you coming from the U.S. We recommend purchasing a universal adaptor.