Packing for a Round The World trip

Some people dread packing. Some people love it. I think we can say we enjoyed packing for a round the world trip!

From the start, we wanted to take one backpack each. We added the constraint that we wanted one of them to pass as aircraft carry-on luggage. Since Margarida already had a 60L backpack, we only had to buy the smaller one.

Our backpacks

The weeks leading up to the departure were full of shopping and indecision on what to take or not. As we often do, we left some purchases for the very last day!

Our flight to Nairobi is tomorrow, Sunday, but Friday we already tried to fit everything in our backpacks, and fortunately managed to!

Since we plan to camp, we decided also to take cooking supplies to try to keep our meal costs low.

We take already some dry soup as well… we also take a small stove but since we are taking the plane we can’t take the gas bottle. (Since we are quite amateur campers we didn’t test the stove, fingers crossed that it works!)

We fit all the toiletries nicely in the three necessaires we had, and as you can see there is quite a lot of medicine mixed in!

And all neatly packed:


Together with the camping supplies (we take a tent, inflatable sleeping mattresses, sleeping bags, mosquito net…), the toiletries and towells go in the large bag:

The small bag had to fit the rest and we were happily surprised to see we could fit it all!

Missing from the pictures are 3 of my t-shirts, and the shoes we will wear most of the time. There was even space for a beach towel!

Packing for a Round The World trip is a bit misleading! We are packing for 3 months in Africa! But for a round the world trip I am sure we would take more or less the same stuff, maybe more warm clothes depending on the season and climate.

We fly out tomorrow already, so we will know soon enough what we forgot. All our friends who did trips like these complained they took too much stuff!

And you, what do you think we are missing? Or what should we have left at home?



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *