- Sun block (choose a factor as high as you can get +30)
- Mosquito repellent (DEET is popular)
- Flashlight batteries (and batteries for anything else that might need it)
- Power adaptor (220V or 240V is the standard power supply in Africa)
- Plug adaptors (bring a variety of plugs as there are many varieties: square pin, round pin, two prong etc.)
- Chargers for you mobile & other gadgets
- Comfortable walking boots - preferably ones that you've used before your trip
- Warm underclothes - for going out early in African winter mornings
- Gloves & beanie hat - also for those early mornings
- Long pants, zip off
- Change of clothes for about 3 - 4 days. (Daily laundry service)
- Tooth brush
- Tooth paste
- Your brand name toiletries that you can't do without!
- Water purification tablets (remember this is not necessary for South Africa as the water is safe to drink out of the taps)
- Necessary vaccinations for the country you are visiting (see your nearest travel clinic)
- Malaria tablets (remember you usually need to start the course BEFORE you leave home)
- Headache tablets
- Diarrhea tablets
- Any personal medication
- If you are bringing prescription medication, we recommend you also bring a copy of your doctor's prescription so as to avoid questions when you arrive
- A useful precaution - document your medical problems, recent medical history and medications taken for your outfitter/PH. It will be of great help in an emergency.
- Ensure your outfitter/PH are aware of any allergies you may have.
- Gun documentation (see above)
- Medical documentation (see above)
- Credit cards, travelers' cheques, cash
- Air tickets & your travel agent’s contact details
- Travel insurance (usually arranged by your travel agent)
- Address & contact details for your outfitter/PH in Africa
- Binoculars / field glasses
- Camera & video camera (buy a charger to plug into your safari vehicle's cigarette lighter)
- Mobile phone with roaming capabilities (needs to work on GSM system)
- Books & other reading material
- Accommodation bookings for before & end of safari
Q: How much clothing should I bring with me?
A: If you are staying in one of the main camps, no more than 3 days supply of clothing will be needed. Our staff will clean and press your clothes daily. If you have two pairs of boots the spare set will be polished. If touring, we will be going from place to place. One set of clothes for each day is recommended.
Q: What type of clothing is recommended?
A: A well broken in pair of boots with hard, moderately aggressive soles. Ankle height is most common. Clothing should be light weight easy breathing material. Typical cotton safari clothing will work best. A hat is a must, either a cap or wide brimmed hat will provide protection from the sun.