- Staff your mini first aid kit:
- Analgesic and antipyretic;
- Drugs from stomach problems (e.g., Enterofuryl, No-Spa, Imodium, Festal, activated carbon);
- Antiseptic (iodine, cream relieves itching and irritation after insect bites);
- Bactericidal plaster, bandage;
- Antimalarial drugs (such as Malarone, Lariam);
- Tablets from motion sickness while the bad work of vestibular apparatus (Dramina, Dramineks);
- Antihistamines for allergies (Claritin, Loratadine, Azelastine).
It is also recommended to bring the repellents because mosquitoes are usually active early in the morning and at sunset, midges terrorize everybody near the waterbodies and the botflies feast in the near vicinity of the animals.
Do not forget the sunscreen! Choose a product with SPF 40 protection or higher that the equatorial sun will not paint your skin in all the shades of an African sunset.
Other important tips
Even if your program includes all full board hotels and lodges, we recommend you to take nonperishable food for snacking. Adrenaline, drive, emotions and fresh air can work wonders with an appetite!
On a road you might have need:
- Biscuits, corn bread and other snacks;
- Fruit (pre-washed);
- Chocolate bars;
- Various mixtures of nuts / dried fruit.
All cars are equipped with a safari mini-fridge, therefore do not be worried about the freshness of the products.
Even if the weather forecast guarantees the lack of sun, don’t hurry up to lay out protective glasses. They will help protect your eyes from wind, dust and small insects while you pop out of the window or through the open roof of the running speed car in search of objects for observation. Put in your backpack:
- Bandage on the face for protection against dust, it can be important in some regions;
- Spare batteries / batteries for photo, video (in our safari vehicles have a device to recharge your battery);
- Binoculars to see the details of the surroundings and animals (in the car there is always one pair of binoculars, so take extra only at your discretion);
- Paper copies (passports, visas, traveler’s cheque, tickets, insurance), which is better to keep separately from the originals;
- Dry and wet wipes;
- Hygiene items (shower gel, toothbrush);
- Disinfectant gel / spray for hands;
- Adapter for the socket (when requesting, our company provides it free).
An ideal packed luggage for safaris must fit into a small suitcase. You can bring additionally a case for the video/photo cameras.
If you still have some questions about the luggage set, our managers will always tell you the right decision.