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Packing list Africa Safari

A Packing list Africa safari gear, things to pack.

Below is a general list of suggested packing list Africa things to bring for a tour to Africa. Kindly note that some of the items listed may not be of use on some of the different African Safaris.

  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • One Pair of smart/casual trousers
  • 4 shirts/T-shirts (any combination)
  • 1 light cotton dress for the ladies
  • 2 fleece / jersey for the cool evenings
  • one wind-breaker / water proof jacket
  • 1 warm jacket
  • a pair of walking/running shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals/ reef shoes (useful for showers)
  • Underwear as well as socks
  • 1 swimming costume
  • 1 sun hat, 1 towel, toothbrush/toothpaste,comb/hair brush
  • razor & blades (preferable battery operated shaver)
  • Suntan lotion/sunblock
  • Lip-balm
  • Hand cream as well as moisturizing cream
  • Insect repellent, bug spray
  • Tissues or disposable moist tissues
  • Plastic bags (to pack wet/dirty clothing) – You Won’t bring this in Rwanda.
  • Sunglasses, otherwise Spectacles
  • shampoo and then, hair conditioner
  • deodorant
  • Plasters as well as band aids
  • Pain killers/paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (consult your pharmacist for advice)
  • Throat lozenges
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Anti-malaria pills
  • Self testing malaria kit
  • Fungal infection powder
  • Re-hydration powder
  • personal medication
  • Eye drops, Sunscreen as well as Moisturizer.

More information on what to pack for Africa

In addition to the above packing list for your Safari in Africa, you need to carry a guide book to the wildlife of Africa, Birds as well as plants. These should be handy for consulting and taking notes on what you will see on tour. Some simple games like playing cards or monopoly may come in handy, especially during the afternoons. We also would recommend a journal to record your experiences on the trip. A pair of binoculars, SLR camera with a good telephoto lens then one wide angle one for taking pictures of the African landscapes. You may also carry a disposable camera for miscellaneous photography. A mono or tripod is helpful when taking pictures of the chimpanzees or Mountain gorillas.

On the plane, you may carry a pillow for your neck to provide comfort during the long haul flights and the longer transits on the rough roads in Africa. Earplugs on the other hand, a white noise gadget should be a good idea.

A simple alarm clock should be included in a packing list Africa luggage, for the morning game drives. As well as timing for different tour activities .