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SAFARI PACKLIST

  • Binoculars are probably one of the most important things to bring to Africa. They will enhance your viewing experience tenfold. Try and get at least 8 x 30 magnification.

 

  • Malaria tablets- if you are going to a malaria area. It is important to consult your doctor for the best prophylactic for the area you are visiting.

 

  • Good quality sunglasses - tinted fashion glasses are not good in strong light

 

  • Sun hat

 

  • Sun block lotion at a minimum factor 30

 

  • Insect repellent e.g. Tabard, Rid, Jungle Juice, etc

 

  • Basic medical kit (aspirins, Band-Aids, Imodium, antiseptic cream and Anti-histamine cream etc)

 

  • Golf-shirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved cotton shirts

 

  • Shorts/skirts

 

  • Long trousers/pants

 

  • A sports bra can be a comfortable option on some of the bumpy game drive roads.

 

  • Good walking shoes (running/tennis shoes are fine). If you are going on a walking safari, make sure you take shoes that are comfortable and already walked in.

 

  • Sandals

 

  • Warm sweater/fleece

 

  • Light rain gear for summer months (late November to April)

 

  • If you are using a telephoto camera, try and make sure you have at least a 200mm lens, but if you can go bigger, up to 400mm, then go for it as you will not be disappointed. Size does count on safari!!!

 

  • Recharger to charge your camera battery.

 

  • Make sure you have enough memory cards for your camera. There are a lot of large cards on the market but a suggestion is that you get a few smaller ones, to make up the same amount of memory. This is in case you have a problem with a card in the camera. For example instead of a 16G card you get 2 x 8G. This way you can still keep taking pictures and sort out the problem card back home.

 

  • Waterproof/dustproof bags/cover for your cameras.

 

  • If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case you get irritation from the dust

 

  • Personal toiletries (basic amenities supplied by most establishments) Please note that bright colours and white are NOT advised whilst on safari. Please remember that there may be a restriction on luggage limits on your safari