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Packing For Safari

Clothing

Your clothing should be lightweight, breathable, hand-washable, and quick-drying.

  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
  • Long pants (zip-off pants are very useful)
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Undergarments, socks
  • Sport bras for women (roads can be bumpy)
  • Sweater, jacket, windbreaker
  • Rain jacket and pants or rain poncho
  • Sun hat with brim and chin strap
  • Bandana (for dust, washing, etc.)
  • Belt
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit (and cover up for women)

Footwear

  • Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, closed toe, preferrably waterproof,
  • Tennis shoes, sandals, dressy shoes, and/or flip flops
  • Comfortable, breathable socks

Electronics

  • Store electronics in sealed water-proof bags (double bagged if possible).
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Camera, lenses, filters, memory disks 
  • Video camera, tapes
  • Tripod
  • Cell phone (note that there might be areas without network)
  • Batteries, chargers  
  • Electricity adapter

Safari

  • Strong binoculars
  • Quality camera with long lens
  • Wide brimmed hat with strap
  • If possible, Animal and bird guide books
  • On your safari, take along any items you need for the day in a separate day pack: sunglasses, camera and video (lenses, batteries, disks, tapes), binoculars, water, snacks, bandana, hat, wet-wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Toiletries
  • Nail clippers, file, brush
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Moist towelettes (handi-wipes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion (Badger foot balm is also helpful)
  • Hairbrush, comb, mirror
  • Small towel and washcloth
  • Facial tissue
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Q-tips 
  • Shaving supplies

First Aid

  • You really only need one first aid kit in your travel group, so coordinate with your travel companions.
  • Bandaids/plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Gauze bandages and tape
  • Throat losenges
  • Diahrea medicine
  • Antihistemines/allergy medicine 
  • Ace bandage
  • Any sleep aid drugs 
  • Malaria pills  (talk to your doctor)
  • Antibiotics  (talk to your doctor)
  • Prescription drugs (talk to your doctor)

Documents

  • Document organizer
  • Passport
  • Visas for all countries as necessary
  • Airline tickets, e-tickets (make sure name on ticket matches name on passport)
  • Copy of Saleva Africa Tours itinerary
  • Medical insurance card
  • Address book and Business cards if any 
  • Make copies of passport, visas, drivers license, airline tickets/schedule, travel itinerary, credit cards (front and back), travelers checks numbers, frequent flyer numbers, travel insurance, and emergency contact information. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a travel companions luggage and email them to yourself (or Google Docs).

Baggage

  • Suitcase or duffel (15kg max for internal flights)
  • Day pack for daily activities and easy access (rain cover is nice)
  • Waterproof plastic bags for storing clothing and gear (ziplocs work)
  • Packing cube, compression bag, clear toiletry bag for airplane
  • Money belt, security pouch, document organizer

Other

  • Sunglasses with straps
  • Eyeglasses, contacts, solution
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket knife
  • Notebook, pencil and pen 
  • Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
  • Duct tape
  • Matches or lighter
  • Clothes line, sink stopper, detergent
  • Cash, travelers checks, credit cards (including some small bills, U.S. dollars must be newer than 2002)
  • Guide books, maps, language books
  • Duct tape (can be wrapped around water bottle)

Kids

  • Games, toys, books
  • Swim toys
  • Gifts for local childrenGifts for Guides, Local People
  • Shoes, t-shirts, hats, warm clothing
  • Nerf football, frisbees
  • Candy, energy bars
  • Pens, school supplies

Notes

  • Extra luggage can be left in a locked storage room at your hotel for no charge.
  • Valuables can be left in a safe deposit box at your hotel (typically $1/day).
  • Its best to leave all jewelry at home.
  • Print a copy of your reservation and place it inside your checked baggage for identification purposes while you are traveling.
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5th Floor Devan Plaza,
Crossway Rd behind Soin Arcade, Westlands
P. O. Box 39052-00623 Parklands
Nairobi Kenya.
Tel: +254 (20) 4453541/42
Mobile: +254 721 527605
Fax: +254 (20) 4453542
Email: info@salevaafrica.co.ke
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