Presents for locals
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.
- National/State Park
- Family Travel
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.
Take cold medicine and maylaria tablets
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.
Luggage and bags: Normal baggage but compact
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Your bermudas and t-shirts
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun tan lotion
Photo Equipment: Camera
Voltage is 240v
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!!
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.
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
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