What to pack for student trips.

Packing essentials for student trips to Uganda, Essential packing list for student trips to Uganda

When going on a student trip to Uganda, it’s important to pack wisely to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are some essential items to include in your packing list in our Packing Essentials for student trips to Uganda:

When travelling to Uganda, no matter how long it is, there are so many things that need to be remembered.

In order to help you out, here is a packing list.

  • Shirts/Blouses/Tops/Dresses
  • Pants/Skirts/Shorts
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Jacket
  • Sweatshirt
  • Pyjamas
  • Walking Shoes
  • Belt
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush Cover
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Brush
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Bar Soap
  • Face Wash
  • Q-tips
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Charge & ATM Card
  • Some Cash
  • Government Issues ID
  • Passport *
  • Extra Passport Photo *
  • Visas *
  • Vaccination Certificates*
  • Copies of Important


  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Snacks


  • Backpack
  • Fanny Pack
  • Purse
  • Security Pouch
  • Travel Bag
  • Luggage Locks


  • Email a copy to yourself/ friend or parents*
  • Travel Tickets/Documents

Seasonal/Weather Permitting Health Food

  • Long Underwear
  • Winter Coat
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Sweaters/Cardigan
  • Scarf
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Hat (baseball or knitted)
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimsuit
  • Raincoat
  • Umbrella
  • Poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Prescription Medication
  • Allergy Medication
  • Pain Relief
  • Epipen
  • Bandages
  • First Aid Kit
  • Vitamins
  • Water
  • Water
  • Water
  • Collapsible Plastic Water

Miscellaneous (on the plane, on the bus)

  • Lip Balm
  • Travel Pillow/Blanket
  • Earplugs
  • Sleeping Mask
  • Plastic Bags
  • Reading Material
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues
  • Deck of Cards
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Chargers
  • iPod
  • Headphones

Packing essentials for student trips to Uganda

All types of trips have different things to consider. Take a look at what we feel is important to

consider before any trip:

Comfort over fashion

❏ Comfortable shoes are the most important thing to pack!!!

❏ What is your body temperature like- keep this in mind when deciding what to wear

❏ We recommend wearing layers each day

❏ Keep your day bag light, you will be carrying it the whole day

❏ Keep in mind the time of year of travel (if a holiday is near, there may be a lot of people)

❏ What is the weather usually like during the time of year of the trip

❏ Look up the weather forecast for the trip, keep in mind that this can change

❏ Leave room in travel and day bag for souvenirs Travel by Plane

❏ If you are travelling by plane for less than 5 days we suggest only bringing a carry-on bag

❏ If flying, liquids must be 3 ounces or less in containers sealed in a Ziploc bag

❏ Neck pillow for the plane

❏ Prescription medication needs to be in the container with the original label

❏ Which of the documents are needed for the destination

❏  You might need an electric converter or adaptor

❏ Best shoes to travel in while on a plane Overnight Trips

❏ How many days will you be at your destination

❏ How many nights will you be at your destination

❏ Hotels do provide shampoo, conditioner, and bar soap

❏ If there is a dinner cruise on the itinerary, will you be able to change it

❏ Does the hotel have a swimming pool, are you allowed to use it?

Travel by Tour Van

❏ Extra socks to change into if it is hot outside

❏ Sweatshirt to leave on the Tout van

❏ Blanket/Pillow for the Tour van

❏ Snacks can be left on the tour van while at attractions

❏ Travel shoes

❏ Some motor coaches have outlets inside to charge cell phones

Day Trips

❏ Extra Socks

❏ Water Bottle (at least one to carry and one to have on the bus)

Do you have your Msafiri tour gear?

❏ Make sure to purchase or bring your Msafiri Tours String Bag and bracelet with you on the trip if they have already been given out

Clothes Personal Hygiene Items Documents