Safari Bag Check: Teresa

So you've booked your safari, pored over your itinerary and daydreamed about meeting elephants. Now it's time to start deciding on your packing strategy and narrowing down what you want to bring. We suggest following our packing list and few key guidelines for stress free packing.

Passport & visas (if separate from passport)
Health certificates if needed
Airline tickets
Spending money & money belt
Proof of insurance
Photocopy of passport & traveler’s checks
International driver’s license – if renting a car

2 pairs of shorts or capris
2 pairs of lightweight pants or skirts/dresses for women
3 lightweight shirts
2 long-sleeved, lightweight shirts
1 lightweight sweater/fleece
1 warm/wind-proof jacket
Undergarments & socks – sports bra for women
1 pair all-weather sandals
1 pair lightweight walking shoes
1 pair evening shoes for lodges & cities
1 pair sunglasses (polarized is best)
1 sun hat
Warm hat & gloves (seasonally)

General toiletries
Prescription drugs w/ original labels
Glasses & contact lenses w/ solution
Sunscreen & sun protective lip balm
Insect repellant (containing DEET – 20% is optimal)

Luggage ID tags
Luggage locks (TSA approved)
Travel alarm clock
Travel umbrella (seasonally)
Camera/video equipment (charger & extra memory cards)
Plug adapters (we recommend a universal adapter)
Journal & pens
Book (see Reading List for suggestions)
Flashlight/headlamp & batteries
Water bottle

First Aid Kit
Malaria tablets
Prescription drugs w/ original labels
Motion sickness pills
Allergy pills (seasonal & food-related if needed)
The basics: bandages, antibiotic ointment, Imodium AD, antihistamines, antacids, pain relievers, waterproof tape, antiseptic, tweezers, small scissors, etc.


Deciding what you're going to bring is a fun way to amp up the excitment and anticipation leading up to your trip, especially with your kids, so let's get packing!

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