Africa Safari Packing List

Packing for a safari can be a challenge because of the weight restrictions that small charter aircraft place on your bags. Since most of the accommodation facilities offer laundry services then you can pack a few clothes in preparation of your journey.

Pack two pairs of convertible hiking pants, three short sleeve T-shirts, two long-sleeved shirts, a fleece, bicycle arm warmers (for chilly mornings), three pairs of socks, four pairs of underwear, and a cashmere sweater and pair of black yoga pants for evening.

In the wet season, pack rain pants and a waterproof windbreaker that each fold into a small pouch.

Never go on a safari in Africa as well without;

  • Binoculars
  • Camera plus all the rest of the paraphernalia
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • An I Pad loaded with good books and magazines
  • Sunscreen with insect repellent (clear gel, not cream)
  • Hat with under-chin tie so doesn’t blow off all the time
  • Extra camera batteries and memory cards
  • Pair of flip flops in case shoes get wet
  • It is essential to keep a dose of Coartem or Cotecxin malaria cure in our sponge bags, just in case we ever get malaria whilst on safari.
  • Good flashlight is essential for good visibility at night when walking between the tents
  • A waterproof bag for not only protecting anything and everything from rain, but frankly, dust is an even bigger problem and anything waterproof will solve that too.

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