Kenya is blessed with a variety of wildlife and missing a game drive while in Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park or Lake Bogoria is something you can’t afford. Game drive is a magical activity that will expose you to wildlife and get to understand it while witnessing the natural beauty of Kenya at a close up.
Initial preparation is the best step to take to make your game drive enjoyable and interesting. To make easy for you to plan your next game drive we have come up with a checklist that will help you know the essential items you need for your adventure.
Here are 5 essential items to bring with you as you explore wild Kenya safari game drive:
Game drive clothes
As you pack your game drive backpack you should consider what kind of clothes to wear for the game drive. Brighter clothes will make you stand out which in turn may scare animals away hence you should wear dark coloured clothes that will make you blend with the surround for a successful game drive. Grey and brown coloured clothes are perfect for your safari game drive.
The type of shoes you wear will determine how far you can walk during you game drive safari. Wearing open shoes or high heels is a bad idea hence you should wear closed shoes that are light for your foot. Some of the plants, flowers and insects my require you to get out of the van and walk to their location to see them closely.
Photography is the best way to keep and tell your Kenyan game drive adventure. While on game drive you will be taking many photographs hence you should carry your camera, smart phone can serve the purpose but if you want to get the best out of your drive you should carry a digital camera with telephoto lens. Remember; don’t forget to pack extra battery and memory card, this will save you from running out of power or memory which will make you miss the whole experience.
You will also need to carry protective gear for your equipment from dust and rain. We recommend storing your accessories in a waterproof and dustproof bag.
During game drive you will get close to animals, but other animals including birds are frequently viewed from a distance which can only be achieved by using a binocular. Binocular will not only make you see animals from far, but it also makes images clear and vivid.
Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Protecting yourself from sun while in the bush is a precautionary step that you should adhere to avoid getting sunburn or even falling sick. Brimmed hat reduces direct exposure to the sun. Remember to apply sunscreen before and during safari game drive, apply scent free sunscreen to avoid attracting scent hungry bees and other insects. Polarized sunglasses are good for reducing glare and protect your eyes.
Share you game drive experience with us in the comment section and let us know some of the items that were helpful to you during your game drive experience.