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Packing List

Documents

  • Passports (with visa entries)
  • Health cards (vaccination certificate)
  • Airline tickets
  • Cash & Travellers' Cheques
  • Separate record of T/Cheque numbers
  • Credit Cards (VISA, Mastercard and/or American Express)
  • Photo copy of passport/visas/Insurance papers


Clothing

The list given below is a basic indication of what you should bring. We recommend that you bring khaki and green coloured clothing. Bright colours should be avoided while on safari (fine for the coast and Nairobi); camouflage clothes are illegal because they are worn by local soldiers.

  • Trainers
  • Flip flops
  • Hat
  • Windbreaker/Jacket
  • Pullover Sweater/Sweatshirt
  • 2 pc. safari pants (or chinos)
  • 2 pc. safari shorts
  • 4 pair sport socks
  • 3 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 2 t-shirts
  • Pyjamas
  • Swim Trunks
  • 1 pair casual slacks (men) evening outfit (women) - for evening
  • Bras (sports type) - women
  • Belt
  • And any other items not mentioned above.


Toiletries & Medicine

  • Malaria prophylaxis – seek advice from your doctor
  • Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Insect repellant (containing DEET for mosquito's)
  • Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrush  - toothpaste provided by hotels
  • Dental Floss
  • Hair Brush / Comb
  • Electric / Hand Razor
  • Emery Boards
  • Tweezers
  • Hand Lotion
  • Fem. Hygiene Supplies

Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day - between 11H00 and 15H00.


Other Supplies

  • Sunglasses / Case
  • Prescription glasses (and a spare pair)
  • Flashlight (small with extra batteries)
  • Batteries (for electronic equipment)
  • Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.
  • Alarm clock
  • Money pouch
  • Pocket Knife (not in hand luggage)
  • Binoculars (very important, one per person)
  • Day pack
  • Favourite road snacks
  • Books / Magazines / Journal
  • Small Sewing Kit
  • Small Scissors (not in hand luggage)
  • Pen/paper


Kenya Visas Requirements


Kenya Visas may be obtained on arrival


Visas are required for all visitors to Kenya, EXCEPT for Nationals of the following countries who do NOT need a Kenya visa:


Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Nationals of all other countries require a visa. Visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport in Nairobi or Mombasa, EXCEPT for citizens of the following countries who DO need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya:


Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Somalia, Iran,Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Cameroon, Pakistan, Tazikstan, North Korea

For other nationals, visas can be obtained at the airport upon arrival in Kenya, or from the Kenyan Embassies / High Commissions abroad prior to departure. Currently the visa fee is US$50. Please note that if you obtain the visa on arrival at the airport, payment should be made in US$ cash banknotes and the immigration officers do not accept credit cards or travellers' cheques, so you will need to have the exact amount in cash. The visa is valid for three months, allowing return into Kenya from Tanzania or Uganda at no extra fee.


Climate in Kenya


Kenya's climate varies across the country, from the tropical humidity of the coast, the dry heat of the savannah or semi-arid areas and the cool air of the highlands. Temperatures in these areas are fairly constant year round with an average of 27°C (80°F) at the coast, 21°C to 27°C (70°F to 80°F) in the hinterland, while in Nairobi and the highlands over 5,000 ft, the daytime temperatures normally range between 19°C and 24°C (66°F to 75°F).

Most parts of the country experience two rainy seasons: the 'long rains' falling over a ten week period between April and June, and the 'short rains' over a five week period between November and December. The rain tends to fall mainly at night and is usually a short and heavy tropical downpour.

Rain may occasionally fall outside of the normal rainy seasons. In the highland areas north of Nairobi it may get chilly at night or in the early mornings - especially June, July, August when temperatures are cooler - so it is recommended that visitors pack some items of warm clothing.

Average Monthly Temperatures - Kenya

Average Monthly Temperatures °C

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F

M

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M

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Nairobi City

Ave Daily Min

12

13

14

14

13

12

11

11

11

13

13

13


Ave Daily Max

26

25

26

24

22

21

21

21

24

24

23

23


Mombasa City

Ave Daily Min

24

24

25

24

23

23

22

22

22

23

24

24


Ave Daily Max

31

31

31

30

28

28

27

27

28

29

29

30