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What to Pack

Safari Planning Guide

Remember the saying “less is more?” Keep that in mind when packing for an African Safari. If you are flying on smaller planes in Africa, remember that 30 pounds (24 pounds in Southern Africa) of checked baggage in a soft sided piece of luggage, is strictly enforced. L.L. Bean has a variety of rolling duffle bags ideal for safari. Now you ask “How can I fit it all in 15 kg?” Here is a trick!! All the lodges and hotels offer same day laundry services at very reasonable prices. Yes, you can make your wardrobe work with packing just five outfits on your international flight to Africa, so that makes a total of six outfits. Cotton clothing work best in Africa, during the daytime, I recommend shorts and tee shirts or polo shirts. For the evening, I recommend a long sleeved shirt/blouse and trousers/slacks. Don’t pack jeans because they are very heavy. You will need a jacket, because early morning and late afternoon game viewing drives tend to get too cool. I take a fleece jacket. It is light and does not wrinkle, when crunched into the airplane overhead bins. I strongly recommend a hat, for shade from the African sun, and a pair of sunglasses.

Here's My Packing List

  • 3 pairs if shorts
  • 2 pairs trousers (gents)/slacks (ladies)
  • 3 tee shirts or polo shirts
  • 2 long sleeved shirts (gents)/bloused (ladies)
  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pairs of sports bras (ladies)
  • 1 pair of strap on sandals
  • 1 swim suit
  • 1 hat, preferably with a brim
  • 1 pair of sun glasses
  • 1 jacket, fleece work for me
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 1 medium sized backpack on safari, to carry your camera, passport, Wet Ones etc


  • Sunscreen is a must
  • Wet Ones
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Body Scrub
  • Shaving accessories
  • Bug repellant- Off now has a clip on, which works better than the spray-on (according to them) Medication- take a sufficient supply to last your entire safari, plus travel days to and from Africa. I strongly recommend taking a box of Imodium AD
  • January High
  • Febuary Peak
  • March High
  • April, May, June is low season and cheap (over Easter there is a supplement to be paid)
  • July, August, September & October is peak and very expensive
  • Nov to 22 Dec is shoulder season (over Christmas and New Year there is a supplement to be paid)
Rates QUOTED cover the following:-
  • Full board accommodation whilst on Safari, Bed & Breakfast whilst in Nairobi
  • All road transportation and unlimited game drives using custom made Four Wheel Drive Jeep complete with pop up roof for enhanced game viewing (Air conditioning is not suitable in the bush and does not work)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • All Accommodation is subject to availability
Rates do not cover:-
  • All items of a personal nature such as tobacco; laundry; phone calls, etc
  • Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary
  • Tips and porterage
  • Medical/Travel Insurance
  • Any extras incurred at the lodges/hotels
  • Any visa fees


Our booking policy
  • 25 % deposit upon confirmation of the tour before 60 days
  • 50% deposit payable within 44 to 30 days before the commencement of the tour
  • 75% deposit payable within 29 to 15 days before the commencement of the tour
  • 14 days or within 14 days prior to arrive 100% payment
Our cancellation policy
  • Release period 60 days before the commencement of the tour. No charge.
  • 59 to 45 days prior 25% of the cost of the tour
  • 44 to 30 days prior 50 % of the cost of the tour
  • 29 to 15 days prior 75 % of the cost of the tour
  • 14 days prior to departure 100 % non refundable