1. Vaccinations and Malaria
Malaria tablets will also need to be taken depending on which parts of Kenya you are travelling too, Bubs had to take one tablet a day whilst we were there and I found the best way to give this to him was to first crush it between two spoons and then hid it in a desert such as custard, jam, ice cream, banana basically anything sweet that would disguise how bitter the taste is, also found it easier to give it in food as I knew it would be eaten in one mouthful rather than mixed with milk in case he did not finish his drink.
2. Car Seat and Baby Equipment
The only other piece of baby equipment I used was the travel steriliser, I used a Milton cold water system for bottles on a few occasions.I also took a portable highchair with me, but never needed to use it in the end as all restaurants we visited provided these.
We went during the rainy season so good waterproofs were essential, even along the coast where during the day we had beautiful blue skies and 30 degrees it still got cooler in the evenings. Also good to have thin long sleeves and trousers to provide additional protection against mosquitos.
I also took Longline UHT milk with me in my suitcase which was great to keep in the fridge for cereal ( also took cereal) and I requested the hotels to use this to make him some fresh fruit refreshing milkshakes, these helped cool him down after a morning in the pools.
Tuskers is a large supermarket in Kenya which sells lots of baby items including Pampers, these were more expensive than buying from here but as we were not tight on luggage allowance I took my own from England. Also if you are planning on buying them out there stock up when in major towns or cities, as nappies will not be available in a lot of the more remote locations.
Take lots of these as public toilets in particular only give you tissue after a tip, not good if you are unprepared with no change. As with travelling to any country, or even down the road - kids will always end up getting them sticky so the best course of action is to be prepared. We also did some glamping with Bubs so wipes are great when the water supply is only temporary.
Part 1 - The Journey - London - Nairobi
Part 2 - Narok
Part 3 - Masai Mara and Nairobi`
Part 4 - Diani Beach