Safari Packing list

Safari Packing list

Documents

Passport & correct visas
Emergency phone numbers
Africa travel insurance policy
Extra passport photos
Copy of your passport, kept in a separate place than your passport
Copy of marriage certificate, if applicable especially if you recently tied the knot
Medical history
Copies of prescriptions

Equipment

Binoculars
Flashlight or headlamp
Camera, memory cards, extra batteries, battery charger and lens cleaner
Money belt
Washing powder/travel soap for laundry
Plug adaptors – generally in Africa it’s 3-prong round or square
Lighter/waterproof matches
Travel alarm clock
Mini combination locks (keys get lost)
Mini sewing kit

Clothing

Wear neutral colours: khaki, light brown/green, tan. Avoid bright colours and white for improved game viewin
A safari jacket  
Comfortable short and long sleeved shirts (2 or 3 of each
Comfortable shorts and long trousers (2 or 3 of each) 
About 5 sets of underwear
Pyjamas
Swimming costume
Flip-flops or sport sandals (public showers, airing feet)
Comfortable safari hiking/walking shoes (not white). 
About 5 pairs of socks
Extra shoelaces

Supplies

Insect repellent/Mosquito Coil
Sunblock and after sun lotion
A travel towel 
Skin cream
Malaria tablets 
Citronella or other body soap/shower gel
Sunglasses – make sure they have polarised lenses.
Wet wipes/hand sanitizer or no-water/antibacterial soap – very handy in the safari vehicle.
Pocket Knife with scissors 
Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss
2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner
Tweezers
Lip balm
Q-tips & cotton balls
Razor & shaving cream/gel
Sanitary requirements (shops are sometimes few and far between, and very basic)
Band aids 
Painkiller
Antiseptic cream
Motion sickness tablets
Anti-diarrhoea medicine
Re-hydration salts 
Pen/pencil
Plastic bags (wet washing/muddy shoes/organise clothes in suitcase)
Small compass
String/rope (washing line, tying sleeping bag, etc.)
Cold/flu tablets
Allergy remedy 
Some people take a basic antibiotic in case
Sterile needles (in case you need an injection and don’t trust the hygiene conditions) 
Prescribed medicine