Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Africa Packing List

This is my own personal packing list, so obviously some things are unique to me and my situation (female, staying in Uganda for over a month, furnished house in the city, etc.) Even though it wouldn't be perfect for everyone, I thought I'd share it here since I get emails every year asking questions about packing for Africa! You can save and print this list, so please enjoy and share and let me know how I can be praying for you on your trip :)  PS--sorry it looks funky.  Couldn't figure out a better way to have the list easily save-and-print-able.



  1. Thank you for sharing! I'm going to Kenya in 22 days on my first mission trip and will definitely look to this list as a resource!!!

  2. Hey Julie! I'm a sophmore in college seeking a degree in Middle Childhood Education, and I aspire to either be a missionary or be very involved in missions with my major! :) I was wondering if there was a personal email I could reach you at to talk with you about your experience in Africa, how you came about it, what influenced your decision, if you are a teacher, etc. I'm really feeling called to Africa for my work, and would love to know more about what I'd be getting into. Thanks! - Kenzie. (My email is

  3. Hi Julie! I was wondering if maybe you could email this to me because I cannot save and print from here.. Thank you!!

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  5. Hey! I am leaving for Kenya Thursday for 6 weeks!! I would love this emailed to me if possible!

  6. Thanks for sharing, I am moving to Uganda for 6 months and I am trying to do some research on what I need to pack, this was very helpful!

  7. Oh my heavens! This is way to cool! I'm going on a missions trip this summer to Uganda, a different part I believe, but couldn't help but giggle at this God moment! The list is awesome, are their any other tips you could give for being in Uganda?

  8. I will be sending a birthday gift to my young pen pal in a small remote village in Uganda. I do not know what to send, actually. Hoping you may be able to help. She is 12 years old, has many siblings and they do not have electricity in their home, nor running water. She is a student, speaks three languages,and I thought about a book, but do not know what might be popular for a girl her age. Thank you.