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Kenya School Trip Kit List

The following is a guide for school expeditions to Kenya, to help keep your personal kit costs to a minimum it is worth borrowing from friends or family, particularly with the larger more expensive items like ruck-sacks, waterproof jackets, etc

BAGS
65-75 Litre Rucksack (needed if you are trekking on Mt Kenya, Mt Meru, etc)
80-100 Litre Duffle Bag (some airlines may give you 2 x large bags for luggage allowance, one for personal kit and one for donations for the kids)
Waterproof Rucksack Cover (optional)
15-35 Litre Day Sack (can be used as hand luggage on the flight)
Small Waterproof Stuff Sacks (or a selection of standard plastic bags to ensure kit stays dry on the mountain - plastic bags have been outlawed in Kenya so better to pack these)

OUTER
Waterproof jacket
Waterproof trousers
Waterproof gaiters (optional)
Warm Insulated Jacket (fleece/insulated)

MID-LAYERS
Microfleece/woollen top(s)
Trekking Trousers (synthetic) zip-off ones are good 
Shorts 

School Expedition Kenya (12)

Happy workers making earth move on one of our projects.

BASE-LAYERS
Long sleeve Base Layer top(s) 
Underwear 

HEAD-WEAR
Warm Hat 
Wide-brim Sun Hat or Cap 
Sun Glasses

HANDS
Thick Gloves or Mitts
Thin liner Gloves

FOOTWEAR
Good Trekking Socks
Waterproof Trekking Boots (not trekking shoes)
Trainers/ general shoes
Sandals or flip flops

GENERAL CLOTHING
General Sweatshirt and shirts/tops
General T-Shirts
General Socks

SLEEPING
3-4 Season Sleeping Bag (comfort -5)
Sleeping bag liner cotton/silk (optional - helps keep bags clean and you can sleep in just the liner in warmer parts of country)
Stuff sack for Sleeping Bag
Thick Foam Mat or Self-Inflating Mat

ELECTRICAL
Head torch & spare batteries
Camera, memory card & batteries (a lot of people are using their phones these days)
Solar charger (optional)
Old unlocked phone (optional)

Volunteering in Kenya (21)

Volunteers together with locals enjoying some bonding and cultural exchange.


PAPERWORK
Passport
Photocopy of passport
Flight details
Student card 
Insurance policy details
Cash / bank cards
Notebook/Diary Pencil + Biro
Books / Cards / Games

EATING/DRINKING
2x 1 litre drinks bottles
Favourite high energy snacks
Plastic Mug, Plastic Bowl, Plastic Plate, knife fork and spoon

MOUNTAIN EXTRAS
Walking Poles (optional)

PERSONAL WASH KIT
Antibacterial hand gel
Wet wipes (optional)
Toothbrush with cover
Toothpaste
Shampoo and or Shower gel
Deodorant
Shave Kit + Mirror (optional)
Clothes wash liquid (optional)

School Expedition Kenya (13)

Student trips rock! Enjoying some fun in the sun.

PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT
Paracetamol tablets
Ibuprofen (tablets/gel)
Antiseptic Wipes
Small selection of plasters
Blister plasters (Compeed, etc)
Antihistamines (optional)
Rehydration Sachets
Antiseptic Cream
Sunblock Cream
Lip Salve (with SPF)
Personal Medications eg Anti-Malaria Tablets, Inhalers, Epipen, etc

We will have a large group first aid kit with everything needed for an expedition like this, including all of the above, we've just listed a few essentials under 'Personal Medical Kit' of items that tend to get used regularly.