Gene's Luggage


WHAT TO PACK FOR A SAFARI

 

It is really important to travel lightly and minimize your travel accessories.

Travel clothing can help reduce the amount of items you take.

Try to limit the colors of your garments to: Beige, Khaki, Green and Lt Brown. It is important to blend in.

CLOTHES 

  • 2 – T-shirts (quick drying, antimicrobial fabric can rinse clean.)
  • 2 –  Long sleeved shirts  (travel shirts can block sun and bugs)
  • 1 – Travel vest  (lots of pockets and can be an extra layer)
  • 2 – Zip off pants  (pants and shorts in one)
  • 1 – Safari hat  (Wide brim and crushable)
  • 3 – pair of socks  (quick drying and insect repellent)
  • 3 – pair of underwear  (quick drying and antimicrobial)
  • 1 – bathing suit
  • 1 – lightweight down jacket or windbreaker
  • Lightweight gloves & wool hat
  • Pajamas
  • Flip flops/sandals (wear in the shower)
  • Comfortable hiking boots or walking shoes

ACCESSORIES

  • Kindle or iPad (Great way to carry books and guide books)
  • Headlamp (Helpful for walking between tents at night)
  • Waterproof plastic bag (Keep damp clothes separate)
  • 2 Pairs of reading glasses (Extra just in case)
  • 2 pair of sunglasses (Hard to get a spare pair during the trip)
  • Cell phone (Use at the airport)
  • Chargers for your phone/kindle (Remember to bring the correct plugs to access the wall socket)
  • Lightweight duffel bag for gifts
  • Goggles (Dust can be an issue)
  • Small note pad with retractable pen  (Nice way to keep a log on what happened during the day)
  • Journal (Write down your daily stories during down time)
  • Metal water bottle (Refillable and crush proof)
  • Camera (Take a telephoto lens, extra memory cards and batteries)
  • Small flashlight (As bright as possible)
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