What to pack for an African safari? can be a tricky question—especially considering that the small charter planes taking you to your destination have strict luggage weight limits, often under 40 pounds
Underneath are the things you need if you want an answer to what to pack for an African Safari.
1. Passport, itinerary, travel insurance docs and eTickets.
2. Prescription Meds Remember to put your prescription medications in your hand luggage
3. Prescription glasses (sunglasses, hat, sunblock, etc) You will be outdoors for much of the time, so be prepared, be sure to pack more than one set (in case you lose one or they get broken).
4. Camera, video, and binoculars Along with still and video cameras binoculars are essential for optimum wildlife viewing on safari.
5. Casual but comfortable clothing
Wearing clothes in layers is the most practical way to cope with fluctuating day/night temperatures and cool evenings whilst on safari.
Here’s the “must-haves” to pack for your safari:
T-shirt, shirt or blouse – long sleeves and collars help to protect from the sun and mosquitoes and a fleece or warm jacket
A pair of safari trousers – those that zip off at the knees is very handy.
Comfortable walking shoes (or boots) and socks.
Hat and Bandanna or cotton scarf and a sarong.
Maybe a pair of open sports sandals for general daytime use in warmer months.
Swimsuit – a number of lodges and camps have swimming pools.
These tips will help you to figure out what you need to pack for an African safari.