What to bring?

Here are just a few suggestions:

  • A camera and telephoto lens if you’ve got one – it’s better for wildlife shots
  • Insect repellent
  • A good sun hat and waterproof sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with a cord
  • A photocopy of your passport, important phone numbers, credit cards, driver’s license, medical insurance, and tickets
  • Good walking shoes and a pair of sandals for relaxing at the end of the day
  • A bathing suit and beach or pool wear
  • Any prescription medication you are taking, and anti-malarial prophylactics
  • An extra bag to bring shopping home in
  • Try to travel light – weight restrictions on charter aircraft can be quite low, and bags can become quite heavy under the African sun…

You check on these basic facts and you will be well on your way!