Clothing and Equipment List


Swahili Coast and Safari


Comfortable casual cotton clothing is recommended, with a sweater or fleece for the evenings. During the wildlife drives (especially from May to August) it can be rather chilly so please pack warm clothing. Bring muted colours rather than bright clothing (which animals can see from far away and take flight).

The following list of clothing and equipment is intended to be fairly comprehensive and experienced travellers may well take a good deal less luggage than we recommend.

Please note: Due to the limited space in the vehicle passengers are limited to one barrel type bag per person, maximum weight of 15kg and one medium sized hand luggage.



          Passport - including appropriate visas

          Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

          Airline tickets

          Additional passport photos

          Travel insurance details

          Emergency contact numbers

          Trip information and itinerary

          Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch



          Walking boots or strong walking shoes (optional)

          Trainers or strong sandals (all purpose wear)


          Long sleeved shirt

          Long casual trousers

          Shorts/short trousers

          Fleece or sweatshirt

          Lightweight wind/waterproof jacket

          Warm hat and gloves (for early morning game viewing)


          Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)



          Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

          Lightweight daypack

          Travel pillow


          Camera, memory card(s)*

          Universal travel adaptor

          Insect repellent (with high DEET content)

          Personal first aid kit

          Washing kit (wet wipes and dry-antibacterial hand wash)

          Toilet kit (toilet paper/tissues)



          Water bottle

          Torch and batteries

          Alarm clock



*Itís a good idea to bring extra battery backup for cameras as recharging isnít often available in camps.Also, bring extra memory storage for cameras.



The following items can also be useful:


          Face wipes

          Moisturising cream

          Snacks/energy bars

          Padlock for your bags

          Small mirror

          Spare glasses/contact lenses

          Earplugs (against snorers!)

          Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)


These items are also useful but donít pack them in your hand luggage Ė put them in your main bag only!


          Penknife/small scissors

          Safety pins

          Small sewing/repair kit

          Nail clippers


Personal First Aid Kit
Your tour leader will be first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.

Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags. You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.


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