Packing List



  • Long trousers (note: in Kenya “pants” refers to underwear)
  • Skirts (if you’re a woman)
  • T-shirts and a few dress shirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Running Shoes (+ rubber boots if you plan to work on the farm)


Note: You can buy most toiletries at the supermarkets in Kisumu; however, if there are particular brands you like, you may want to bring your own

  • Dental floss
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash (you can buy all of this here)
  • Face wash (you can buy this here)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (you can buy this here)
  • Body wash/soap (you can buy these here)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant (you can buy these here)

First Aid Supplies

Note: You can buy most of this in Kisumu, but it’s a good idea to have a small amount on hand in case of emergencies

  • Band-Aids
  • Anti-bacterial ointment
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • After-bite
  • Antihistamine medication
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Immodium


Do not forget to get all your vaccines at a travel clinic and to bring your anti-malaria prophylaxis medication! If you prefer to buy your malaria prophylaxis in Kenya, you can do that but be sure to bring enough for at least a week to give you time to purchase more. Also be sure to pack any other prescription medication you may need while you’re here (most doctors at the travel clinic will prescribe Ciprofloxacin in case of traveler’s diarrhea).


  • Books/movies