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What to Bring

Depending on the time of year that you are travelling it may either be very hot, or fairly chilly. You will be advised on the correct clothing to bring for your particular safari. An essential is malaria medication as well as mosquito and insect repellent and spray. Most malaria medications need to be taken for a week prior to entering the malaria zone and for a number of weeks after leaving the malaria area. Consult your doctor for further advice.

Luggage should be limited to one medium sized bag and soft luggage should be used – no hard suitcases please.

  • Hat, sunglasses, sun cream
  • Toiletries
  • Malaria tablets
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Waterproof jacket (may rain)
  • Warm clothing for nights
  • Shorts & T-shirts
  • Walking shoes and thick socks
  • Camera & binoculars
  • Torch (will be very useful)
  • Water bottle each
  • One small day pack
  • Pocket knife if you have (not essential)
  • Notebook/diary
  • Books
  • Soft luggage (no suitcases please)
  • Cash for gratuities and personal requirements ie. curios

Please note that if you become ill with flu type symptoms for up to six months after having visited a malaria area it is important to inform your doctor that you may have contracted malaria in order to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment.

It is customary to tip the guides and staff at the various camps

Alcoholic Beverages:
At the private lodges all drinks are generally excluded from the package/lodge rates. You will be able to choose from a wide selection at the bar.

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