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For the final journey in the private plane, the luggage weight limit is 25lbs per person (including carry-ons, cameras, etc). It is very important that you use a suitcase which is not hard-sided, as it will have to fit into the pod under the plane: a soft duffel bag is ideal. If possible bring your luggage as a carry on as this saves time and avoids the risk of lost luggage.

We recommend:

•     Passport

•     Regular medications

•     Malaria tablets

•     Sunglasses

•     Binoculars

•     Headlamp or flashlight

•     A daypack – for when we go walking (one between two is ample)

•     Electrical adapter

•     Camera – for serious photographing of animals (I will have mine and share what photos I take)

•     Extra batteries for cameras, flashlights, etc (we can recharge camera batteries, but at least two is recommended)

•     Ziploc bags (they always seem to come in handy)

•     Travel journal?


Your clothes will be washed each day while out in the bush. The clothing you bring should be in neutral colors (preferably olive greens, browns, & dark tans) to avoid spooking the animals: Avoid black, white, or other bright clothing as well as flashy jewelry/watches. Be aware that camouflage is prohibited for non-military personnel in our safari areas. 

We recommend:

•     A hat (sufficient to keep off the sun)

•     Shoes – (tennis/running shoes are best), Tevas, Keens, or broken-in hiking boots (avoid heavy boots), and flip-flops for around camp

•     4 Pairs of socks

•     2 Long-sleeve shirts

•     3 Short-sleeve shirts

•     3 Pairs of shorts

•     2 Pairs of long pants – something like khakis and/or sweatpants (preferably not jeans as they take too long to dry)

•     1 Heavy fleece

•     1 Lightweight fleece or sweatshirt that can be used to layer

•     Scarf

•     Pajamas

•     Underwear/bras

•     Swimsuit


We recommend:

•     Antibacterial wipes

•     Insect repellent

•     Sunscreen

•     Deodorant

•     Shampoo/conditioner

•     Face cleanser 

•     Hand/body lotion

•     Lip balm

•     Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

•     Comb/brush

•     Razor/shaving cream