What to bring to Africa

What would you need?

PACKING CHECKLIST AND LUGGAGE INVENTORY
Check the items listed below to be taken with you on your trip. Add additional items in the blank spaces provided. Use this list as a guide. In case of baggage loss, assess the value of items lost and file a claim with your baggage-loss insurance company.

Safari clothing can be any comfortable cotton clothing and should be neutral in color (tan, brown, khaki, light green). Avoid dark blue and black, as these colors attract tsetse flies. Note that cotton clothing is also much cooler on safari than synthetic fibers.Please note that all clothes washed on safari may be ironed, so cotton clothing is preferable. Synthetic clothing may be damaged.

Please read your itinerary carefully as you may have a strict baggage weight limit (i.e. 33 pounds/15kg per person), so please pack accordingly.Virtually all safari camps and lodges provide daily laundry service and many provide complimentary shampoo and conditioner, so you can travel with much less clothing and toiletries than you might imagine!

Woman’s Clothing

Sandals or lightweight shoe
Walking shoes or lightweig hiking shoes
(not white for walking safaris)
Wide-brimmed hat
Windbreaker
Sweater or fleece
3 pr. safari* pants
3 pr. safari* shorts
5 pr. safari/sport socks
3 short-sleeve safari* shirts
3 long-sleeve safari* shirts
Swimsuit/cover-up
1 pr. casual slacks or skirt
1 or 2 blouses
Belts
6 sets underwear
3 bras

OPTIONAL

1 cocktail dress
1 pr. dress shoes and nylons/ panty hose
1 sports bra (for rough roads)

Men’s Clothing

Sandals or lightweight shoes
Walking shoes or lightweight hiking shoes (not white for walking safaris)
Wide-brimmed hat
Windbreaker
Sweater or fleece
3 pr. safari* pants
3 pr. safari* shorts
5 pr. safari/sports socks
3 short-sleeve safari* shirts
3 long-sleeve safari* shirts
Swim trunks
1 pr. casual slacks
1 sports shirt
6 sets underwear
Belts
Large handkerchief
OPTIONAL

1 pr. dress slacks, shoes and dress socks
1 dress shirt/jacket/tie

Toiletries & First-Aid

Anti-malaria pills (prescription)
Vitamins
Aspirin/Tylenol/Advil
Motion sickness pills
Decongestant
Throat lozenges
Laxative
Anti-diarrhea medicine
Antacid
Antibiotic
Cortisone cream
Antibiotic ointment
Anti-fungal cream or powder
Prescription drugs
Medical summary from doctor
Medical alert bracelet or necklace
Band-Aids
Thermometer
Insect repellent
Sunscreen/sun block
Shampoo (small container)
Conditioner (small container)
Deodorant
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Hairbrush/comb
Razor
Q-tips/cotton balls
Nail clipper
Emery boards
Makeup
Tweezers

Sundries

Passport (with visas, if needed)
International Certificates of Vaccination
Air tickets/vouchers
Money pouch
Credit cards
Traveler’s checks
Personal checks
Insurance cards
Pocket calculator
Sunglasses/guard
Spare prescription glasses/contacts
Copy of prescription (s)
Eyeglass case
Travel alarm clock
Small flashlight (torch) and extra batteries
Binoculars
Sewing kit
Small scissors
Tissues (travel packs)
Handiwipes (individual)
Anti-bacterial soap
Laundry soap (for washing delicates)
Large ziplock bags for damp laundry
Copy of Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries
Maps
Business cards
Pens
Deck of cards
Reading materials
Decaffeinated coffee/herbal tea
Sugar substitute

Species to Hunt

Main species to be hunted are: blesbok-common, blesbok-white, buffalo, bushbuck, bushpig, caracal, duiker, eland, eland-livingstone`s, gray rhebok, hartebeest, jackal, letchwe, mountain reedbuck, nyala, oribi, ostrich, porcupine, reedbuck, springbok-common, springbok-black, steenbok, waterbuck, wildbeest-black, zebra-burchell.

Sable

Buffalo

Blessbuck

Eland

Wildebeest

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