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What I’m Packing For Kenya

Kenya, here we come!

With the flurry of back to back category 5 hurricanes, we were displaced for awhile and things were hectic to say the least.  We most definitely weren’t in any place mentally to plan our yearly anniversary trip and so we put it off until things settled.  This year, we’re celebrating my husband’s birthday in a big way with an African safari.  I can’t wait to share the experience with you upon my return but until then, we’re in full planning mode and here is what I’m pulling together as my must-have travel bag.

This LifeStraw Filter Bottle came highly recommended to me by some of my favorite nomadic friends and after finding myself too frequently thirsty on my Costa Rica trip, this one is definitely taking priority.

I’ve talked about this one before but this satin lined hat not only protects my hair, it offers a bit of shade too.  I’ll also be protecting my eyes with glasses and my skin with this sunscreen.

The caribbean sun is intense so I can only imagine what it’ll be like in Africa so I’ll be slathering on copious amounts of my homemade sunscreen.  I’ve saved so much money since I started making my own several years ago and I also love it for its simple, skin loving ingredients and reef safe, non-nano formula.

I’m not one to straggle on what outfits to pack with me.  With that said, I really struggled with which essential oils to pick from.  As you know, I use them for all of my DIYS to natural remedies.  After some thought, I naturally settled on Thieves EO for its multi-purpose capacity.

This last one was a priority for my husband.  He hiked Yellowstone last year and really regretted not having a pair of quality binoculars.  Since I don’t know much about them, I reached out directly to our safari guides and friends who have gone on safari before.  The consensus was that these were a solid pair with great clarity and durability/usability.

I’m also packing a warm jacket {desert nights can apparently get very chilly}, important documents, my camera/phone, activated charcoal/pain meds, homemade trail mix, clothes/extra socks/underwear, comfy shoes and toiletries.  That’s pretty much it.  No matter where the destination, our goal is always to pack a single personal bag and an empty one to carry back souvenirs.

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