Mombasa What to Pack

  • Me (left) trying to make good trades with Simon.
    Me (left) trying to make good trades...
    by TIMBOND
  • What to Pack
    by Linky_Pinky

Most Recent What to Pack in Mombasa

  • Felicityfowkes's Profile Photo

    Presents for locals

    by Felicityfowkes Written Mar 15, 2008

    Miscellaneous: Check www.stuffyourrucksack.com. It's a website dedicated to people reporting what was needed in certain areas and people going to these areas.

    Don't just hand out things to strangers - especially the 'sweets for children' is a bad thing. We have seen lots of children not going to school any more, because they are more successful begging. It also kills their pride. But giving pencils (in our schools biros were not allowed to be used), sharpeners, erasers to schools is definitely a good thing. If you haven't got any at home, buy them in Kenya -they are cheaper and you also support the local market.

    Otherwise, why don't you go and visit a school? I am sure the headmaster can point out some children, who couldn't afford school fees (around 9 pounds/year) or uniforms (around 4 pounds). It's far more rewarding and you have really helped.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Film

    by hurghadalady Written Jan 4, 2005

    Luggage and bags: Lightweight suitcases, but sturdy. They are thrown around at the airport like nothing on earth.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Keep it light. During the day it is hot, even the nights are not cold.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Any brand of toiletries and medical supplies can be found in the local supermarkets. I found that the local things worked best.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you take plenty of film. You can get your films developed cheaply enough but film is expensive.

    Was this review helpful?

  • TIMBOND's Profile Photo

    Take cold medicine and maylaria tablets

    by TIMBOND Written Mar 13, 2004
    Me (left) trying to make good trades with Simon.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Leather belts, cotton socks, good condition gym shoes. All are good trade items

    Photo Equipment: Plenty of memory sticks for the digital cameras. When I visited there were no digital cameras, so I went thru almost 100 rolls of film.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Packing List

    by vipuli Written Sep 7, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: Normal baggage but compact

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Your bermudas and t-shirts

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun tan lotion
    Malarial tabs
    Dehydrating salts
    diahorrea tabs

    Photo Equipment: Camera
    Voltage is 240v
    English plugs

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Some of the hotels and camping sites ofer good secured area. You can ask your travel agent

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget your toothbrush!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • Linky_Pinky's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by Linky_Pinky Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: backpack to take with you on safari, suitcase full of clothes for dinner.Bumbag for camera and wallet/purse.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimwear and light cotton clothing.boots, trainers, sandels.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito Tablets (do finish the course) Insect repelent,use your mosquito net and make sure it's tucked in, maleria is no joke. Take your own steril hyperdermics, rehydration sachets, sunscreen, immodium, and aftersun.

    Photo Equipment: Do take a video camera with you, one with a good zome

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: When on Safari everything is provided except for personal stuff.

    Miscellaneous: Take a torch invalueable many powercuts.Watch out for Jungle men, or white apes as they're know (see picture) lol.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kezman's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by Kezman Updated Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sunglasses, shorts, t-shirts, trousers for the night time

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You must take mozzi spray and malaria tablets, I heard a few horror stories of locals who have lost kids to malaria

    Photo Equipment: If you go on safari a zoom lens is a must, take a camcorder if you can - oh, and lots of film, animals don't pose, you may need to take a few to get a good shot!!!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Trousers for night, lots of mozzies

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Mombasa

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

63 travelers online now

Comments

Mombasa What to Pack

Reviews and photos of Mombasa what to pack posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Mombasa sightseeing.

View all Mombasa hotels