What to bring

Here is a list of items we recommend :

  • Warm weather clothing for the daytime (field shirts, T-shirts and light trousers)
  • A few sweaters or fleeces, shawls, shukas (wraps) for the chilly evenings
  • Raincoat (in the rainy seasons) (see our 12-month rainfall chart)
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Hiking boots
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Band-Aids
  • Antiseptic cream, anti-diarrhoeals, antacids and aspirin
  • Prescription medication that you may need
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch/ flashlight (headlamps are especially useful)
  • Large water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Books
  • Movies to watch in the evenings
    (Please consider donating any books that you bring to the Research Centre’s collection)
    Many items are available in Nanyuki town, from toiletries to medicines, and special food items.

Mpala provides the following:

  • Mosquito netting
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Laundry service