The backpack I used for my travels in Africa was the ‘Caribee Jet Pack 75L’ and I used it before for long travels because it’s very comfortable even when it’s super full!
What to wear on my trip to Africa?
- Skirts (at least 1 long)
- Long cotton pants
- Long-sleeve shirts
- Light hoodie
- Jacket (waterproof)
- Scarves (culture and weather)
- Short heels
- Canga (works as beach towel)
- Toilet towel medium
- Sun glasses
No need to pack a lot of items – use the dry cleaning shops – it’s cheap and quick or hand-wash as things dry from one day to another in Africa.
- Small containers for: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, deodorant, body lotion (restock in the hotels or buy new ones when finish)
- Sunscreen – I have used factor 50 during my trip
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Make –up bag: face cream, eye cream, foundation SPF 30, compact powder, bronze powder, eyeliner, eye-shadow, lipstick/lipbalm, tweezers, small mirror, cotton wool, tonic/make up remover.
- Accessories bag (I like to use this small plastic bags that you see in the image below): earrings, necklaces, bracelet, hair elastics, bobby pin, hairbrush, hair straightener (I didn’t really use it).
- Nail bag (nail file, nail polish remover, nail polish)
First Aid Kit
- Medication: ibuprofen, paracetamol, Imodium, laxatives, anti-sickness pills, oral re-hydration salts, anti-septic cream, malaria tablets (optional)
- Yellow Fever Vaccination card (depending which countries you are going)
- Mosquito repellent – IRF 4 with 50% DEET
- Toilet paper
- Portable charger
- Camera – I used the 100D Canon alternating with 2 lenses, the 70-300mm to close up and the 18-55mm to shoot wide pictures
- GoPro 4
- SD cards x6
- Travel adaptor
- Passport + Copies
- Passport photos
- Visas – You can get some visas in advance online like the East African Visa, valid for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda
- Flight information/tickets
- Hotel information/ reservations
- Travel Insurance
- Hand wash sanitizer
- Small toothpaste and toothbrush
- Inflatable neck pillow
- Snack Food
- Ear plugs
- Eye cover
- Baby wipes
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