The following is a list of suggested items to bring with on your safari – it aims to cover most of the major items you may need but is not exhaustive.
Please bear in mind the luggage restrictions on light aircraft transfers is usually 20kg, including camera equipment, in soft sided bag with dimensions of 62 cms (long), 30 cms (high) and 25 cms (wide). Many properties offer a same day laundry service (usually un-ironed) and that the service is often complimentary.
- Quality sunglasses – preferably polarized.
- Sun hat
- Polo-shirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved cotton shirts
- Shorts & trousers
- More formal attire for your stay at prestigious city hotels or on one of the luxury trains – safari lodges are s
- Good walking shoes (training shoes will often do the job)
- Flip-flop or sandals
- Swimming wear
- Warm winter jersey or fleece (it’s often chilly in the early mornings and evenings)
- Warm coat and scarf & gloves for the colder winter months (May to September)
- Light rain gear for summer months (late November to April)
- Camera equipment and plenty of memory cards
- If you wear contact lenses, bring along a pair of glasses as you might get irritation from the dust in certain parks at certain times of year
- BINOCULARS – ESSENTIAL
- Newman’s bird book – if you are a keen birder
- Personal toiletries (most properties offer the basics)
- Malaria tablets
- Moisturizing cream & suntan lotion
- Insect repellent sprays or creams
- Basic medical kit to include aspirins, plasters, Immodium, antiseptic cream and Anti-histamine cream)
- Visas, tickets, passports, money and any required medical certificates (e.g. yellow fever for Tanzania)
- Waterproof and or dust-proof cover for your cameras.
NEITHER white nor bright colours are advised whilst on safari.