Wear Closed-Toed Shoes
East Africa is notoriously hot, so you’d be forgiven for assuming you should pack sandals. However, it’s also notoriously thorny (and sometimes snakey), so odds are you’ll actually end up wearing sneakers a lot of the time. Rubber tire sandals, which are sold in most towns and are exactly what they sound like, are a good compromise. It’s also a good idea to bring a lot of duct tape (for when thorns attack your volleyball) and tweezers (for when, despite all possible precautions, they inevitably attack you).