Mt. Kenya and Maasailand Gear and Clothing List

 Backpack – 60-70 liter backpacking pack

 Sleeping Bag – 15-30 degree bag, down or synthetic

 Tent – 2 person shelter (lightweight would be nice, if you happen to have a 3

or 4 person tent, let me know)

 Hiking Boots – medium-weight sturdy hiking boots (waterproof is nice, but

not absolutely essential)

 Ground Pad – foam or inflatable, simple is fine

 4 stuff sacks – extra stuff sacks for organizing food and gear

 Camp shoes – an extra pair of comfortable shoes for wearing at camp

(sneakers, crocs, etc.)

 Socks – 3 pairs of good quality hiking socks (1 pair is for a Maasai woman)

 Long underwear top and bottom (must be synthetic material)

 Thick fleece or wool sweater/top layer

 Fleece pants

 Rain jacket and pants (waterproof)

 Puffy jacket (down or synthetic)

 1 long-sleeve sunshirt (button-ups work well)

 2 T-shirts for hiking (synthetic material preferred, but cotton is ok)

 1 pair shorts or capri style hiking pants (optional)

 Nylon hiking/wind pants

 Sun hat

 Warm hat

 Warm gloves

 Water bottles – 3 liter capacity

 Headlamp w/ batteries

 Cup/Bowl/Spoon

 Pocket knife

 Underwear – 2-3 pairs

 Sunscreen – at least 30 spf

 Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, floss, wipes, tampons, chapstick

 Box of ziplock bags

 Moleskin

 3 bandanas

Optional Items

 Camera!!

 Gaiters

 Trekking poles

Clothing for Maasailand Section (think modesty!)

 1 long comfortable skirt

 1 pair comfortable pants (could be your hiking pants)

 1 or two changes of clothes for travel days and Nairobi days

 Sandals

 Towel

 Travel size shampoo and conditioner

 Binoculars (optional)

Things that make great gifts in Maasailand

 Wrist watches

 Colorful fabric

 Clothes

 Books!! (Any book is worth its weight in gold in Maasailand)

 Children’s toys, clothing or books

 Pens and pencils

 Any kind of jewelry

 Beads

 Candy or any kind of treat

 Headlamps

 Solar lamps