Are you traveling upcountry? The Masaai Mara? Nairobi? What about the coast? The climate in different sections of the nation might vary greatly, so make a note of where you’ll be staying before you start packing. Our ultimate female travel packing checklist for Kenya tells you everything you need to know before going.
What you bring with you on vacation to Kenya will be determined by various factors, including your destination, the season, and the kind of trip you plan to do while there. The fact that many tourists mix safaris, city trips, and beach vacations may entice you to pack more than a couple of luggage. I wanted to make sure that our list of things to pack was as simple as possible, so I solicited the assistance of other seasoned travelers to find out what kinds of things people bring with them when they travel to Kenya.
Packing list for various Kenyan climates
The Central Highlands and Nairobi
Nairobi is located in Kenya’s Central Highlands area and has a moderate temperature for most of the year. The average yearly temperature ranges from 52 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 26 degrees Celsius). In Nairobi, the rainy seasons begin a little earlier than they do in the rest of the nation. The months of March through May are known as the “long rainy season,” whereas October and November are known as the “short rainy season.” The months of December to March are the sunniest, whereas June to September is colder and generally cloudier. Whatever time of year you visit Nairobi, bring sweaters and shorts.
Mombasa and its environs
Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, is hot and humid all year. The rains come in April-June and October-November, but they don’t cool things down and only add to the humidity. Sweaters are rarely needed while packing for Mombasa, and you may consider carrying mosquito repellent and anti-malarial.
Kenya’s north Eastern region
The northern part of Kenya is a dry region that receives a generous amount of sunshine throughout the year but receives very little rainfall. June through August is the optimum time to see Northern Kenyan treasures such as Lake Turkana and Sibiloi National Park. Temperatures are milder and more pleasant at this time of year.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve and Western Kenya
Western Kenya is typically hot and humid, with rain falling all year. One thing that you should not miss is a rain jacket or an umbrella because you are sure you may experience rainfall. Western Kenya is the home to the Maasai Mara, which has a wide range of wild Animals, and you can check out 8 Things to Know Before you Visit the Maasai Mara.
It is chilly all year in the highest peaks around Mount Kenya, especially at night, when temperatures can dip as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. On the mountain, the early mornings are usually clear and dry, but clouds will typically begin to build by the middle of the day: Pack warm clothes, extra blankets, sleeping bags, and wet weather gear in your baggage.
According to the World Population Review, Kenya is among the most advanced nations in Africa in terms of its level of modernization. Therefore, as long as you dress, you should not have any issues. The general dress code requires individuals to wear garments that reach their knees or longer.
So if you are a lady planning your next safari or visit to Kenya, the above tips can help you choose what to or not carry during your journey to Kenya. Other essential documents might be necessary, such as official documentation and medication. Welcome to Kenya.