List of things to take on Safari

Safari – final checklist

You can download an image of this checklist, to help you mark off the items that you need to take along. The link: Safari checklist. To save it, right click on the link, and choose the appropriate option.

Travel essentials

  • Valid passport and Visa
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Airline ticket
  • International health card with immunisations (yellow fever)
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • US$ cash / travellers cheques (checks) / credit card
  • Small lock to lock zippers together
  • Sleeping bag for adventure camping
  • Small diary and pen

Clothing

  • Neutrally coloured clothing
  • 4 – 5 short sleeve t-shirts
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hankies
  • 2 pairs of casual trousers
  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Walking shoes
  • Lightweight shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm sleeping outfit for camping safaris
  • Wide-brimmed hat

Accessories

  • Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, handy wipes, etc. It’s best to bring small trail size containers.)
  • Towel
  • Sun screen and lip protection (SPF 30)
  • Ziploc bags to protect camera, binoculars and other such things from dust
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellant spray

First aid

  • Aspirin
  • Imodium
  • Valoid
  • Painkillers
  • Bandages
  • Throat lozenges
  • Eye drops

Other accessories

  • Camera, lenses and extra film, where applicable (ASA 200 film recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellant
  • Reading and writing material
  • Snacks
  • Sweets
  • Nuts
  • Video camera
  • Video tapes (if applicable)
  • Battery packs
  • Tri-pod