Safari Packing & Checklist


  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito and tick repellent  (typically mosquitos are not a problem ) 100% DEET is reccommended
  • Batteries for all your equipment that needs it
  • Plug adapters, we use 220 volt, 3 pin
  • Binoculars
  • Still and video camera along with chargers
  • Flashlight
  • Your Invitation Letter (if you are bringing your own firearms, we will provide this for you)

It is very important that you do not forget your invitation letter. Without it the police will not allow you to leave the airport with your firearms!


  • Cash ( you can exchange dollars for Rand at the airport )
  • Credit Card ( call them to inform them of your travel plans )
  • Gun documents ( 4457 & SAPS 520 )
  • Medical documents
  • Passport
  • Plane tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Address and contact details of your outfitter / PH in Africa


  • Comfortable walking boots – preferably ones that you have worn before
  • Jacket
  • Clothes you can layer
  • Gloves
  • Hat / Cap
  • Long pants, zip off are best
  • Clothing is best if it is neutral colors.  No nylon,  brush pants or bright colors


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Your brand of toiletries that you can not do without
  • Hairdryer / curling iron (we will have a blow dryer and curing iron in the room)
  • Shaver
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant


  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Malaria tablets ( remember you usually have to start the course before you leave)
  • Headache tablets
  • Any personal medication
  • If you are bringing prescription medication, we recommend you also bring a copy of your doctor’s prescription if you need a refill
  • We strongly suggest that you  get a certificate  or letter of coverage from your medical insurance company