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Packing list

We recommend a number of items for a trip to Southern Africa. We have compiled a packing list for you with the most essential requirements.

Clothing

  • Hiking boots
  • Slippers or rafters (hiking sandals)
  • Raincoat/windbreaker
  • Long pants or zipper pants
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts, long and short
  • Pullover
  • Underwear and socks
  • Hat and gloves (Only in the winter: May to August)
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
  • Snorkel gear (only for Mozambique or Malawi)
  • Plastic bag for dirty laundry
  • Laundry detergent

It is advisable to pack the clothes in plastic bags against the dust.

Care and protection

  • Good sunburn (factor 20-30-50)
  • Lip balm with sunblock
  • Head covering, cap or hat
  • Insect repellent (with DEET)
  • First aid kit (painkillers, bandages, diarrhea inhibitors etc.)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Vaccination booklet (check the necessary vaccinations on the website)
  • For contact lens wearer: spare glasses

 

  • Passort + copy
  • Debit card + credit card
  • Cash – good to have some cash before arriving in Africa
  • Daypack for excursions and walks
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and / or headlight (a mini Maglite type AA with white bright LED (s) is recommended)
  • Spare light for flashlight and batteries
  • Field bottle / water bottle
  • Something to read (books, travel guide etc.)

Electronics

  • Mobile phone
  • Camera with spare batteries or second battery and memory – separate storage for the files is recommended in case your camera loses
  • Charging cord 220V and / or 12V for film camera / battery charger (lighter plug)
  • World plug (an adapter is sometimes available in stores on site)