What to Bring
These are good resources and field guides with information about different species of wildlife in the area & maps to show where they have been recorded.
A hat will protect your head and half of your face from the scorching heat of the Mara’s sun. Wide brim hats are designed specifically to provide maximum amount of sun protection without blocking your vision.
Though the days are hot, you’ll be faced with a chill evenings. It is advisable that you pack a very warm jacket as it is very cold in mornings and nights.
Use a bit of bug/mosquito repellent to cover exposed skin from mosquitoes and other biting bugs especially if you have sensitive skin. Most bug/mosquito repellents protect from bug bites for up to 8 hours or more.
A flashlight will provide enough light for walking around the camp at night. A head strap on hands-free activity light is also recommended.
In the Mara, you just never know when something amazing will pop up, especially those too far away to see well, for which you need binoculars. Binoculars are especially important for viewing birds.
Don’t miss out on plenty of opportunities to photograph some of the most incredible scenery and wildlife that Africa has to offer.
Carry plenty of bottled water, other beverages and snacks to munch on in between meals and for the lengthy transfers between the Mara & Nairobi.