For an unforgettable Safari holiday, discuss all your wishes with us. We will suggest, personalize, organize and plan your Africa experience to fit your requirements completely. Explore Africa the new way and let us handle the details while you enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.
Before you go
- Check to make sure that your vaccinations are in order and your medical documents are up to date .
- Make sure you are covered by proper medical and travel insurance.
- Make several copies of all your important documents and keep these seperate from the originals when you travel.
- Tell a friend or relative where you are going and how long for, leave an emergency number if possible.
- Take enough money for your trip and some back-up funds in a mix of cash and travellers cheques - make a note of the cheques’ numbers before you go.
- Invest in a good Tanzania travel guide.
Include your travel diary and your itinerary.
- Note down any emergency phone numbers
- Make sure to include your anti-malaria tablets and your schedule for taking them.
- Include tablets against airline sickness.
- If you’re climbing Kilimanjaro include Acetazolamide against altitude sickness.
- Include Lipbalm- moisturizer and sunblock
- insect repellent lotion with DEET “very important” (Note: put insect repellent lotion in a bag in your checked luggage because aerosol and liquid repellents are usually
- Imodium for diarrhea
- Antibacterial ointment/powder/topical antibiotic (e.g. Neosporin), for cuts, bites or sores
- Aspirin or Acetaminophen for mild pain or headache
- Moleskin or Second Skin adhesive pads for blisters
- Antiseptic Hand Wipes
- Invest in a good pair of sunglasses plus protective case
- A safari jacket is a very handy accessory to take with on your trip.
- 1 pair of sturdy shoes or boots preferable waterproof
- Comfortable non-synthetic short- and long sleeved safari shirts
- 1 light sweater or sweatshirt
- 1 lightweight, waterproof windbreaker
- Comfortable non-synthetic shorts and long trousers
- Swimming outfit
- Flip-flops or sport sandals
- Comfortable hiking/walking shoes (not white). These are very important on a walking safari.
- Extra shoelaces
- 1 hat with a brim
- Safari Binoculars. Essential for a successful trip.
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Camera & memorycards & extra batteries and lens cleaner
- Small bean bag to substitute a tripod
- Travel pillow, or you can use your polar fleece/windbreaker
- Small calculator (or if you're taking your mobile phone) for currency calculations
- Money belt
- Washing powder/travel soap for laundry
- Plug adaptors - generally in Africa it's 3-prong round or square
- Lighter/waterproof matches
- Travel alarm clock
- Mini combination locks
- Bird and animal checklist
- Snacks; trail mix, nuts, hard candies
- Extra sweater
- Wool or Leather gloves (if you really feel the cold at higher altitudes)
- Down vest or jacket (if you really feel the cold at higher altitudes)
- Resealable bags to keep separate your belongings as well as to store wet clothing
- A couple large plastic trash bags to wrap stuff in should it rain
- Money belt or similar. The best is a pouch that fits in front inside your shirt or slacks.
- Always carry a roll of loopaper, some wipes and a bottle of hand disinfectant with you.