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WHAT TO PACK BEFORE GOING ON A TOUR

What to pack before Going on a Tour

Your luggage has to be limited on 20 kg to one backpack and one day pack. As rule, if you cannot lift your own luggage, then you’ve got too much problem! Most of people make the mistake of bringing too many clothes on tour; less is better.

Please keep in mind that this is an adventure tour and safari and luggage as any style of suitcase should not include. As the wheelie / trolley bags have a solid frame, they don’t squeeze into spaces the same way a backpack or a duffel bag does, some of the lockers are as narrow as 38cms. There aren’t many other places to put your bag and it will inconvenience to everyone else on tour & Safari. Also, by day two, the mud and stones will get into the little wheels on your wheelie bag and the novelty will be over and you’ll be carrying your suitcase. They aren’t as comfortable to carry as a duffel bag and as you think you don’t have to carry it, you end up packing a lot more than you normally would.

A compact & flexible duffel bag is perfect for stashing into a locker or an overhead shelf.

Not a good idea to bring this kind of bag on a tour or safari!

A money belt is an excellent way to carry your important travel documents, cash and cards

Buy a small combination lock to put on your locker – this way there will be no keys that may get lost.

On our camping safari you will have to bring your own sleeping bag as we do not rent out sleeping bags. So it is very important that you don’t forget to pack or buy a sleeping bag before you leave on one of our camping Safari.

Day Packs

Please check the itinerary for your specific tour and Safari as generally you will need to take along a smaller day pack for Safari. The daypack is where you cannot bring your entire luggage. Other tours also have overnight experiences where you will need to pack a daypack.

You should pack the following:

Kit for all weather conditions including:

  • 2/3 shorts/skirts
  • 1 jacket/anorak
  • Tracksuit/pullover
  • 2 pairs of long pants/jeans
  • 2 pairs of walking shoes/boots/trainers
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 3 or 4 T-shirts/short sleeve shirts or sundresses
  • 2/3 Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Smart casual change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Underwear & socks
  • Sun Hat – preferably that covers the back of your neck.
  • Raincoat
  • Kikoi/sarong
  • Beanie and gloves if you’re travelling in winter

Additional Items:

  • Towel & facecloth
  • Baby wipes/ Wet Wipes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch & enough spare batteries (headtorch is best)
  • Camera & spare batteries and memory cards
  • Water bottle. (A 2-litre Coke bottle works well)
  • Penknife
  • Insect and Mosquito repellent
  • Suntan lotion, sun block & after sun lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Biodegradable laundry detergent
  • Passport (plus a copy of your passport & visas)
  • Extra passport photos
  • Vaccination certificate
  • Money
  • Small sewing kit
  • Plastic bags (Ziplock)
  • Clothes line and pegs
  • Small scrubbing brush
  • A small padlock for your luggage locker in the truck
  • Small basic First Aid kit (painkillers, band aids, after-sun lotion, eye drops, anti-diarrhoea tablets.)