Kenya Tanzania Backpacker Budget Safari Adventure Information
While on a Kenya Tanzania budget Backpacker safari adventure, getting the right backpack that fits comfortably is important. Surely you should consider what you will be using it for and the types of weights you will be carrying within it. However to make certain that you get the best fit possible and so make sure that you have a backpack that is relaxed you need to know just what length your body is. Below you will be advised what your torso length is and ensure that the backpack you use is as comfortable as possible once on your back.
The first measure the length of your torso, the only way this can be archived is you get a friend to help. What you need them to do is stand behind you and then measure the length of your torso from the top of your shoulders. They should start at the top of the vertebra which stick out the furthest at the top of spine (known as C7) and then measure down to the hip bone. Now that you have this measurement with you, check the torso specifications provided on each backpack and this will help to ensure that you purchase the one that is within your torso range.
In most cases today the backpacks made by most manufacturers come in frame sizes as follows:-
Extra Small – This is for a person who has a torso length of up to 15.5 inches.
Small – This backpack is for those people who have torso lengths of between 16 and 17.5 inches.
Medium or Regular – This backpack will be for those who have a torso length of between 18 and 19.5 inches.
Large or Tall – This backpack is designed for those people who have a torso length of more than 20 inches.
But as well as measuring the length of your torso you need to worry about your waist size, most backpacks including the Osprey Atmos 65 come with hip belts which are adjustable and are able to fit different size waists. Women have designed ones which come with much narrower shoulder straps as well as having conically shaped hip belts also. Also the shorter torso length backpacks available are ideal and have been specifically designed to fit women comfortably, but some men who have much narrower frames may well find that these packs fit them and are extremely comfortable.
Kenya has many campsites with locations that are truly out of this world and for anyone who enjoys budget backpacker adventure, a camping safari holiday in Kenya is a must. Kenya budget Camping guide, we have included the best camping safaris in Kenya
Kenya Camping Holidays, what’s available?
In Kenya there are two types of campsites, luxury camping – these camps have permanent tents complete with en-suite toilets. Budget backpacker camping (actual) camping, you come with your own tent and sometimes all your own equipment, most of these campsites tend be pretty basic and you have to be very self sufficient with the only thing being provided is a shower (mostly hot), a pit latrine for a toilet and wood for the fire. Within the backpacker budget camping group there are private campsites and national campsites, which you find in some reserves in Kenya. The private campsites tend to have better facilities and you often even get the luxury of a flush toilet! They also often have some sort of a restaurant so being totally self-sufficient is not mandatory.
Cheap Camping in the Masai Mara – There many options to camp in the Mara, but many are towards the more luxury end of the market where the tents are more permanent. Budget camps were you bring your own tent are available outside the Talek Gate
Budget Camping New Crocodile Campsite is on the banks of the Talek River and is operated by Edward Lions who has worked on the BBC’s Big Cat Diary
Riverside Campsite is opposite to the New Crocodile Campsite a little further along the Talek River and one of the most established. It is run by the Masai .The campsite has also a permanent shelter which is very useful during the rainy season.
Kicheche Camp Masai Mara – This campsite has a relaxed and laid back feel to it and you can be sure that it will never get too overcrowded as they limit the number of guests to 21. Kicheche camp be classified as luxury camping, as each tent has an en-suite bathroom complete with a flushing toilet.
Base Camp Explorer
The Base Camp Explorer in the Masai Mara is located on the banks of the Talek river near the Talek entrance gate. Again it will never feel to overcrowded as it is limited to only 15 tents.