The ultimate Kenya packing list - What do I need to pack?

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You want to travel to Kenya and ask yourself: What do I need to pack? We have the perfect packing list for your Kenya trip compiled. Here you can easily download the Kenya packing list as a PDF. You can find the english Kenya packing list here.

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Checklist travel documents

  1. COVID certificate
  2. Valid passport (check the validity and renew it if necessary)
  3. Copy of passport (save digitally or keep separately from original)
  4. Visa (must be applied for online before entry)
  5. Insurance policy Health insurance abroad (online)
  6. Vaccination card (check if you need to refresh your vaccinations)
  7. Flight ticket (printout or e-ticket)
  8. Travel credit card
  9. Cash
  10. List of emergency contacts and allergies, if applicable.
  11. Optional: International driver's license (if you still want to rent a car

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Checklist Electronics

  1. Mobile phone with charger
  2. Headphones
  3. Powerbank or solar charger
  4. Flashlight (preferably USB rechargeable)
  5. Headlamp with red light so as not to disturb animals (preferably USB rechargeable)
  6. Adapter/Travel Plug Type G
  7. Binoculars (for safari)
  8. Extra batteries
  9. Optional: Camera with charger
  10. Optional: Rain cover for your camera
  11. Optional: Laptop/Tablet/E-Reader/Kindle with charger
  12. Optional: Multiple socket

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Checklist toilet bag

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Dental floss
  4. Deodorant
  5. Hairbrush
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Shaver
  8. Shower gel/soap
  9. Shampoo/Conditioner
  10. Nail care
  11. Face lotion
  12. Lip protection with UV protection
  13. Tweezers
  14. Hygiene articles 
  15. Optional: Make-Up

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Checklist first-aid kit

  1. Hand sanitizer or wipes
  2. Anti-mosquito
  3. Painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin)
  4. Diarrhoea medication (e.g. Imodium Akut, charcoal tablets)
  5. Malaria prophylaxis
  6. Wound cream (e.g. Bepanthen)
  7. Plasters and blister plasters
  8. If necessary, tablets against travel sickness

Personal comfort checklist

  1. Backpack (pay attention to hand luggage dimensions: 55x40x20 cm for the plane)
  2. Sunglasses
  3. Earplugs / earplugs
  4. Books/Magazines
  5. Headgear/Cap
  6. Sleep mask
  7. Microfiber towel
  8. Travel pillow (for flights and longer journeys)

Checklist Environmentally Conscious Travel

With these little things you can actively help to avoid plastic in Kenya and simply make your contribution to environmental protection:

  1. Reusable silicone tubes filled with your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
  2. Reusable bottle (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)
  3. Optional: Reusable cup (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)
  4. Optional: Stainless steel outdoor cutlery (knife, spoon, fork, chopsticks, straw)
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Clothing and shoes checklist

  1. Underwear
  2. Thin socks
  3. T-shirts (long and short sleeve)
  4. Thin and thick sweaters
  5. Jeans/long pants
  6. Shorts
  7. Swimwear & towel 
  8. Wind and rainproof jacket 
  9. Multifunctional scarf
  10. Sneakers (closed shoes)
  11. Sandals (open shoes)
  12. FlipFlops 

Clothes for outside at night and early in the morning:

  1. Warm socks
  2. long sleepwear/pajamas
  3. Cap & Gloves

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For information on the weather in Kenya you can read the article on the Best time to travel Kenya's read through.

Recommended vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations for direct entry from Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

For your trip to Kenya, a vaccination or immunity is generally recommended against: Hepatitis A, poliomyelitis and yellow fever, for long-term stays or special exposure also against hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies and meningococcal disease (ACWY).

Make sure that your standard immunizations are according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch-Institute are up to date.


Basically, less is more. The important documents, such as the passport, must not be missing, of course. On a round trip with many stops, it is simply easier to travel light. In addition, a light suitcase on the outbound flight also leaves more space for travel souvenirs. If you feel like it, you can also take a look at the most beautiful beaches Kenya an.

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