Preparation is everything. This page tells you what to pack, useful tips and advice on how to create an effective safari packing list.

Different air carriers have different luggage restrictions. Knowing them save you the embarrassment of unpacking at the airport, it will also ensure that you are able to take all that you need with you.

It happened to me once at JKIA Airport in Kenya. I was checking in to fly to London and had luggage restriction of 30kg but I had 16Kg more. It was so embarrassing to have to unpack at the airport!!!

I have found that it is better to mix everyone’s clothes in different bags rather than each one to carry their own cloths in their individual bags. The advantage of doing this is that when one luggage goes missing, you still have some clothes in another bag.

Your suitcases with wheels may be suitable when changing over at airports and the like, but the wheels may be no good on African terrain. African roads and pavements are rough and not conducive for dragging suitcases. Choose portable suitcase that have handles on both sides for ease of carrying.

Have first hand information about the weather in the host country, as this plays an important role in deciding what to pack. African weather is mostly hot and sunny. There are also short and long rains seasons. Check to see the season that you will be travelling.

  • SUITCASE WEIGHT
  • DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
  • SUITCASE TYPE
  • DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST