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.
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.
Either comfortable walking shoes or light-weight hiking boots are appropriate for all safari activities.
For protection against the sun, a brimmed hat, sun tan lotion 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.
Other items to consider include: lip balm (it can get quite dry in the Mara), insect repellant and a good book to read!
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.
For more in-depth advice on planning for your Kenya safari, view our comprehensive Kenya packing guide in pdf format.