Egypt is a country where you will encounter various types of scenery – extremely hot days, cool beaches, chilly nights, dusty and rough roads and so much more. We want you to be prepared for any occasion from the airport to your destination. Here are a few tips on what to pack for your trip to Egypt.
PACK FOR THE TIME OF YEAR
Depending on the time of year that you visit Egypt, the weather conditions may vary. However, Egypt is considered to have a hot desert climate.
During summer, Egypt is extremely hot. Therefore, it is advisable to pack cool loose clothing, cotton is the best type of material for hot weather. Alongside cool clothing, it is quite important that you pack necessities to protect you from the sun such as sunscreen, sun hats or caps, sunglasses as well as a handheld battery fan to keep you cool.
In the colder months, Egypt is known to get quite cold, if you are visiting in the months of November and December make sure to pack in a warm jacket and winter clothing.
MORE SPECIFIC ITEMS
For the ladies, adding a maxi summer dress is always a YES! When visiting Egypt – especially during summer. However, your summer dress – if long enough, with long sleeves – can quickly be turned into attire that needs to be worn in certain religious tourist sites. A two-for-one bonus!
For both ladies and gents, packing some cool cotton t-shirts and button-down shirts for the heat is a definite life saver. Adding a light sweater for those chilly nights is the best combo.
Shoes are one of the most important items to pack when travelling because of all the walking and touring you will be doing. They do take up some weight in your bags, so it is important to choose wisely. Egypt’s streets are mostly dusty and uneven, so wearing flip-flops or sandals is not advisable – you will be left with dirty and dusty feet, and they could even lead to injury. However, do pack a pair in for the resorts and beaches. For adventuring and exploring a pair of good old sneakers keeps your feet comfortable and clean!
Egypt is predominantly an Islamic country, and you will definitely want to explore their mosques. Pack in a headscarf and keep it in the bag you will be carrying daily. Adding this item will have you prepared for any situation where there is a regulation of wearing a headscarf in a holy site.
Even though Egypt is quite a safe country, it is always important to keep an eye on your belongings as you may be too excited and leave something behind. Therefore, pack in a crossbody bag that is big enough to carry your daily essentials and electronic devices – it easy to carry and has enough room.
When travelling anywhere in the world, it is always good to have memories of it. Investing in a high-quality but compact camera for travelling to capture some great memories is something you will not regret. Having a camera allows you to save storage space on your phone and makes it easier for you to keep all your travel photos in one place.
DO NOT FORGET
Everyone has been through the trauma of leaving behind one important thing when packing to travel.
Here is a quick list of things not to forget:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Essential/Cronic Medications
- Feminine hygiene products
- Chargers and electronics (laptops, iPads/tablets etc)
- Neck pillow – flights can be long!
- Small cash for tips but try and keep your payments as card transactions for safety