Travelling is one of the best leisure activities that one can participate in, but there can be many difficult or uncomfortable situations that may arise. Travellers must know how to act in a new region, and how to ensure that their trip is safe, exciting, enjoyable, comfortable, affordable, and luxurious. In 2020, we have travel gears and accessories that make the experience easier and hence, more fun. Here are the travel gears and accessories that can make your East Africa trip amazing!
Tourists should try to get filtered water, avoiding tap water and bottled water to ensure hygiene and reduce plastic waste. Excellent for hiking and camping trips in East Africa, LifeStraw is an eco-friendly device which can filter up to 1000 gallons of contaminated water. It does not require batteries, and can be easily carried due to its small size. It is affordable, easy to clean, and durable.
Power banks and portable chargers are a must-have for any trip. In East Africa, tourists enjoy experiences such as camping, safaris, and climbing. In these areas, devices can quickly run out of charging, and outlets may not be present. Visitors must get power banks, such as the slim and light TravelCard charger which is easily portable, and has two integrated charging cables, or Jackery Bolt which can fully charge 2 phones!
Neck pillows are a great addition to your packing list. The Travelrest Ultimate pillow is soft, washable, affordable, and scientifically tested. The sensitive memory foam adjusts according to the traveller’s neck shape, making their travels comfortable. Another option is the BCOZZY Chin Supporting neck pillow, which is soft, comfortable, and can be adjusted to suit the tourist’s face shape.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
Waterproof and made of stainless steel, the Tudor Black Bay GMT is a must-have for travellers who have to switch between time zones. The watch has a Pepsi bezel calibrated for 24 hours and a snowflake hand for an additional timezone!
Flashlights and hand-held torches are essential for adventure trips, such as safaris and hiking. GearLight’s High Powered LED Flashlight is water resistant, durable, shockproof, and has a long battery life. The efficient, versatile, and powerful device has a 12 times brighter LED bulb, and the tactical tail switch allows single hand.
Exciting experiences do not always come with modern bathrooms and hot water availability. If the need arises, travellers might need to use dry shampoo in order to maintain good hygiene. Batiste dry shampoo has a starch based formulation that keeps hair fresh, cleans it without water, removes dirt and oil, keeps the hair shiny, and adds a classic fragrance. The bottle is easily portable and affordable.
2020 is a year of modern accessories, which make our travels more comfortable than ever before. The Sleepy Ride airplane footrest has a soft memory foam that adjusts to suit the traveller. The support provides relief to the legs and lower back, and so, visitors do not get tired during their journey, and are saved from soreness! It is easy to use, and can be stored easily as it is light-weight and compact!
Taking pictures of the mesmerising locations is an essential element of any trip to East Africa. In 2020, a good gadget to keep is the Xenvo Camera Lens Kit, which enables professional level photography from our smartphones. The clip-on lens works for both Androids and iPhones.
Pocket Size Washing Machine
During an East African safari or camping trip, a Scrubba Wash Bag is a great item. This wash bag comes with a flexible wash board, and requires only 2-4 liters of water and a bit of washing liquid, to clean clothes within 3 minutes! This portable and lightweight gadget is best for campers, backpackers, and adventure seekers!
Vasque’s Saga GTX is a lightweight shoe, with a durable sole designed for walking on rugged terrains. The shoe is breathable, and allows air ventilation so the wearer is always comfortable! The Tecnica Plasma is another great boot, which does not need to be broken-in, as it fits instantly. The stiff rubber sole is good for walking in rough areas, and flexible so it can be used for both, long and short hikes. Hiking boots, and comfortable walking shoes, are a must-have for a East Africa vacation!