Packing List


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Daily laundry service is available, unless otherwise noted for your specific safari

3 each  Shirts

  • Olive green preferably or “darkish” and quiet.  Long and short sleeve shirts for “layering”.  Remember, if it is summer in the US, it is winter in Africa.  If you are hunting in Tanzania, you might also opt for Cabela’s Go Away Performance Bug Proof Clothing to repel tsetse flies and mosquitoes (www.cabelas.com).

3 pairs Pants

  • Olive green preferably or “darkish” and quiet.  Long pants or pants that zip off into shorts.

3 pairs Casual but warm clothing for evenings

  • Sweat suits are perfect

1 each Hat/Cap

  • Full brim if your complexion is fair – you will be out on the hunting vehicle ALL day in some cases.

1 set Thermal underwear

  • light weight, for June, July, August – South Africa and Namibia only

1 pair Ankle high boots

  • or higher if you prefer but MAKE SURE they are well broken in and bring extra laces. If you are hunting in Kigosi, it is advisable to bring an extra pair of boots in case you go “swamping” for buffalo and your boots get wet.

1 pair Light “slip on” shoes

  • for evenings around the campfire – crocs are good

1 pair House shoes

  • to get up in the middle of the night

4 pairs Socks

1 each Medium weight sweater

  • You might opt for one with Windstopper or Gortex lining

2 each Jackets

  • 1 medium and one slightly heavier (for May, June, July, August). Also, one that is waterproof or a rain poncho. If you are hunting in Tanzania, you will need a Bug Suit (jacket and pants) for the Tsetse flies and mosquitoes. They can be ordered from Cabela’s and the Bug Out – Bug Pack is recommended.

4 each Underwear

1 each Day pack/small duffle

  • This will be to hold your personal items on the truck every day. Backpacks with MULTIPLE pockets are the best.

1 each Sunscreen

1 each Insect Repellent

  • AUTAN by Bayer (Aloe based) NO DEET PLEASE!! Autan can be ordered from expresschemist.co.uk. and is VERY effective on the tsetse flies in Tanzania.

 

1 each Sunglasses/eyeglasses

  • Lense cleaning kit and repair kit with extra screws in the event you lose one. We suggest you bring an extra pair of prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses if applicable.

1 pair Lightweight gloves

  • Lightweight leather or lightly lined. Your hands may get cold in the hunting car or sitting in a blind.

1 pair Gaiters

  • to wear over your boots, they keep your socks and boots protected against elements.

1 lot Personal items

  • medical prescriptions, antihistamines, Tylenol or ibuprofen, anti-diarrheal, lip balm with sunscreen, nasal spray for the dry dusty air, wash & dry towelletes (for the trip to the timber, etc.), Blister kit, foot powder, antacids, etc.

1 each Flashlight, personal grooming items and razor (220 volts if elec.)

1 each Belt and ammunition pouch

  • Leatherman or knife if desired, as well

1 each Binoculars

  • good optics are essential to a successful hunt!

1 each Still camera and/or video camera

  • make sure to take extra batteries or battery charger as well as extra SD/memory cards

1 each Battery chargers (12V and 220V)

1 lot Ammunition

  • Note: you are permitted 11 pounds of ammo in your suitcase. Do NOT pack in your gun case with firearms

1 set Soft Case for rifles

1 set Firearms

  • Note: up to 3 calibers are permitted, no automatic or semi-automatic. These should be registered before you leave your country of origin.

See special notes on Firearms Transportation.

Travelers Checks are very difficult to cash in Tanzania.  Bring US dollars in several denominations.  Tanzania also REQUIRES that NO BILLS BE ISSUED prior to 2001.  THEY WILL NOT TAKE THEM, so don’t bring them.  When you go to the bank, just request bills that were issued NO EARLIER THAN 2001.

AND . . . After your safari, before you head to the airport for your return trip…  if you intend to use the “day pack” as your carry-on for your flight that you used for personal items on the truck . . .  MAKE SURE it does not have any unused “lost” ammo in it.  DUMP THAT PACK OUT AND START OVER.