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Frequently Asked Questions - packing list

FAQs - packing list

This is probably the most frequently asked question of them all, and is probably the hardest one to answer. There are so many different variables such as your destination, the season you travelling in and what you are going to be doing while in Africa. Have a look at our weather/temperature charts for the area that you are intending to travel in as a guide on temperatures and rainfall. Remember to pack some long sleeves/trousers for destinations where you'll encounter conservative attitudes to dress. For further packing hints have a look at our Packing List under the section “Before You Go. As a wise man once said, pack what you think you will need and then half it.

Luggage should be kept to a minimum, especially if you will be travelling via light aircraft. In East Africa the limit is typically 15 kg per person. This should be in soft bags as opposed to hard suit cases. On road safaris the weight and size allowance is not as important but you should still try to bring as little as possible. For game viewing it is best to wear beige, brown, khaki or green coloured clothing so the wildlife is not alerted to your presence. Camouflage clothing is not permitted in some countries. See more details on our recommended Packing List.