What you should bring on an African Safari

A sleeping bag. A corner of the black sleeping...

A sleeping bag. A corner of the black sleeping pad can be seen at lower right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A picture of a pair of Binoculars.

A picture of a pair of Binoculars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A multi-purpose pocket knife with all...

English: A multi-purpose pocket knife with all the blades visible (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-01-20.

Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-01-20. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is a list of essential items to bring on safari:

  • A good flash light.
  • Batteries for your flash light.
  • Basic toiletries – tooth brush, tooth paste, biodegradable soap, toilet roll, sanitary pads (for the ladies), Small face cloth.
  • Small towel/ or kakoi can serve as a towel and wrap around.
  • Swimming clothes.
  • One pair of good long pants.
  • 3 pairs of shorts.
  • 5 t-shirts.
  • 5 under garments.
  • 1 rain/wind proof jacket.
  • 1 fleece.
  • 1 pair of hiking boots.
  • 1 pair of comfortable shoes/ sandals.
  • Biodegradable soap for washing clothes.
  • Matches/lighter.
  • Small pocket knife.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun block/lotion factor 40 or above.
  • Mosquito repellant – a good make is called peaceful sleep you can purchase in Africa.
  • Mosquito prophylaxis – ask your travel doctor as this is normally a prescription drug.
  • Yellow fever inoculation certificate – ask your travel doctor.
  • Water purification tablets – just in case, however most water from taps is fit for human consumption.
  • Zip lock bags.
  • Water proof bag for your electronic equipment.
  • A good camera with zoom capabilities.
  • Binoculars.
  • A good book for siesta time or time on the long distances on the vehicle.
  • A good Sleeping bag.
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