Your Packing List For Africa


  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block (choose a factor as high as you can get +30)
  • Mosquito repellent (DEET is popular)
  • Torch (Flashlight)
  • Torch batteries (and batteries for anything else that might need it)
  • Power adaptor (220V or 240V is the standard power supply in Africa and available at most airports)
  • Plug adaptors (bring a variety of plugs as there are many varieties: square pin, round pin, two prong etc)


  • Comfortable walking boots – preferably ones that you’ve used before
    your trip
  • Jacket
  • Warm underclothes – for going out early in African winter mornings
  • Gloves & beanie hat – also for those early mornings
  • Long pants, zip off
  • Laundry is done daily, so 3 sets of clothing would be enough


  • Headache tablets
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Any personal medication
  • If you are bringing prescription medication, we recommend you also bring a copy of your doctor’s prescription so as to avoid questions
    when you arrive.
  • A useful precaution – document your medical problems, recent medical history and medications taken, for your outfitter/PH. It will be of great help if medical treatment is necessary.


  • Bow – bring the bow you are most familiar with. For dangerous game, please discuss your setup with us before you arrive.
  • Broadheads and arrows
  • Strong bow case
  • Range finder
  • Knife


  • Passport
  • No permits is needed for importation of a bow into South Africa
  • Medical documentation (see above)
  • Credit cards, travelers’ cheques, cash
  • Business cards
  • Air tickets & your travel agent’s contact details
  • Travel insurance (usually arranged by your travel agent)
  • Address & contact details for your outfitter/PH in Africa

Other Stuf

  • Binoculars / field glasses
  • Camera & video camera
  • Cell phone with roaming capabilities (needs to work on GSM system)
  • Books & other reading material
  • Accommodation bookings for before & after safari