Packing List

Obviously, your packing list is going to look different depending on whether you’re going trekking or on a desert adventure to Danakil Depression, but there are a few things everyone should consider no matter where you’re going.
Once you have an itinerary lined up, we’re happy to give you packing advice for your particular destination and activities. If there are any baggage restrictions—if you take a domestic flight, for example—we’ll let you know that, too.

Some Travel Essentials

  • Clothes: Long warm clothes for the highlands, long light clothes for all other regions, sweater, jacket, cap (layering is key!)
  • Swimsuit (depending on destinations and hotels)
  • Footwear: firm travel shoes and sandals
  • small backpack as a daypack (besides the big luggage)
  • Passport, travel documents, vaccination identity card
  • Copies of the passport and health insurance protection (for loss, save copies also on dropbox or other cloud service or send it to your own mail address)
  • Credit card
  • Charging cable (for the camera, phone, etc.)
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Reusable water bottle or thermos
  • Toilet bag
  • Towel
  • Sun protection (headgear, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Insect protection (like insect repellent, mosquito nets exist in the lodgings)
  • Earplugs (accommodations/camps are partly very noisy)
  • First aid kit
  • Medication (depending on your own needs)