Picture just one safari destination and chances are it’s this one – if only because many a TV documentary has made Kenya’s teeming Savannah's, flat-topped acacias and lazing predators emblematic of a continent.The Masai Mara is a northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti, and the huge herds of wildebeest and other grazers that arrive from July to October dominate the park’s ecology in a similar way. This jaw-dropping spectacle is a magnet for predators; there is no better place to notch up lion and cheetah in double-quick time, helped by the open terrain and the cats’ ease around vehicles. Other draw-cards include elephant, giraffe and rare black rhinos.
What to Pack: Safari Packing List | Top Essential Things to Bring
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Taking your first safari trip can be mind-boggling. This first safari checklist will help make sure you have everything you need for this new adventure in your life.
Are you adventuring on your first safari trip and putting a list together of everything you need?
There are so many products to consider that it can be difficult to remember everything. From documents to essentials, to camera gear...it can become very overwhelming!
We have made a printable version of this huge first safari packing checklist so that you can use it and make sure you have everything you need.
You DO NOT need to buy everything (we didn't...it's expensive!) but having a list that you can refer back to makes life so much easier.
2. Yellow Health Card
3. COVID-19 Vaccination Card
4. Printed Travel Itinerary
1. Soft Sided Luggage Duffel Bag
2. Clear Toiletry Case
4. Insect Repellant
5. First Aid Kit/Medications
1. Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 4K Digital Camera
2. Extra Batteries
3. Extra SD Card
4. Lens Cleaning Cloth
1. Neutral Color Layering Tanks (2-Pairs)
2. Safari T-Shirts (3-Pairs)
3. Long Sleeve Safari Shirt (2-Pairs)
4. Comfortable Durable Pants (2-Pairs)
5. Safari Utility Jacket (1-Pair)
6. Casual Dress
7. Sports Bra
8. Light Scarf
10. Closed Toe Shoes
11. VIVIDMax Grip Clogs
12. Bathing Suits
14. Safari Hat
16. VIVID Foot Support Socks
Good to Know(s)
Bush flights typically have strict weight restrictions of round 15 kilos(or 33lbs) and prefer soft luggage
Tsetse flies are biting fly that inhabit much of Africa. They are attracted to dark blue and black, so it's best to dress in earth tones.
Most of Sub Saharan Africa Operates on 220 240v power and a frequency of 50hz. You'll need adapters and a convertor.
Some countries in Africa have banned single use plastic bags, including quart size bags given by TSA.
Want a first safari trip packing checklist PDF? You can shop the exact and FULL (More than 10 things to bring) packing list we made for our roadsters directly to your phone or computer! It is guaranteed to make your life SO much easier.