Safari Packing List

This is for the person who is planning for an adventurous African safari and has no clue on what to pack? The following guidelines will greatly help you in packing preparations.

  1. Right Clothing

It’s important to pack the right and necessary clothing needed for an African safari. This is due to weather conditions and nature of the trip. Bright colored clothes are strictly prohibited.

Safari clothes include:

  • Safari boots
  • Dark colored long sleeved shirts
  • Warm sweater
  • 2-3 trousers/pants
  • T-shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Pair of comfortable shorts
  • Sun hats and glasses
  • 3 to 4 pairs of socks
  • Light rain coat
  • Cotton underwear
  • 3 to 4 pairs of socks
  • Pair of flip flop or sandals
  1. Medical Facilities

Health safety is highly required while on a safari. Though health insurance is issued by the tour company, personal preparation won’t do any harm. Consider having

  • Yellow fever health card (most crucial when travelling to Tanzania)
  • Pain killers
  • Mosquito repellants
  • Malaria medication
  • Bandages and plasters
  • Antihistamine for cases of insects bites
  • Allergy medication
  • Sunscreen
  1. Electronic Devices

The necessary devices include:

  • Digital camera with extra batteries
  • Tablet or Ipad for doing personal work or storing information
  • Binocular
  • Flashlight
  1. Toiletries

Hotels and lodges provide toiletries though personal stuffs will be of a great help especially if nature calls and you have to use bush toilet. Consider packing:

  • Toilet paper/Tissue
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo and air conditioner
  1. Supply Of Cash

Having cash is mostly recommended in a safari since not all places use credit cards. Additionally cash is most useful in case of purchasing personal items. US dollar is highly used for payment.

A wildlife safari is one of the greatest adventures that creates wonderful and lifetime memories.