Packing Guides

Many of our guests choose to wear light, comfortable ‘classic khaki’ safari clothes. However, comfort is the rule and anything goes, including muted colour shirts, T-shirts and jeans.

For the Masai Mara, Laikipia and Loldia

Safari packing list


1. Clothes

We suggest ‘layering up’ for game drives as it is much cooler in the early mornings and you can remove the layers as the day heats up. The temperature also drops slightly in the evenings so it’s a good idea to bring a warm fleece and covered shoes for night-time.

2. Footwear

Either comfortable walking shoes or light-weight hiking boots are appropriate for all safari activities.

3. Other essentials

For protection against the sun, a brimmed hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are also suggested. A pair of binoculars for use on game drives is highly recommended. Be sure to bring a camera, possibly with a zoom lens and enough memory card space as the photo opportunities will be endless.

4. Extras

Other items to consider include: lip balm (it can get quite dry in the Mara and Mugie), insect repellant and a good book to read!

5. Water bottles

Our guests receive a complimentary branded water bottle on arrival which can be refilled from Reverse Osmosis filtration units around our camps. Our guests will have an unlimited supply of purified water – even on game drives. Providing guests with a re-useable bottle is part of our conservation ethos, in an attempt to eliminate single use plastics.

Other notes:

  • Governors’ Camp Collection offers complimentary laundry services throughout our properties with 24hr turnaround.
  • Please note that there is a strict 15kg limit in soft bags (inclusive of hand luggage), for most internal safari-bound flights within Kenya. When flying with Governors’ Aviation we offer storage of any excess luggage at our office at Wilson Airport, for collection on your return to Nairobi.

For more in-depth advice on planning for your Kenya safari, view our comprehensive Kenya packing guide.