Botswana Packing Guide
Print and tick this Packing Guide List for a African Safari to Botswana
Over-packing easily heads the list of biggest travel mistakes. Some Airlines will allow only one bag / per passenger, weighing up to 23 kg in the hold. Passengers arriving with extra bags will pay heavy.
Essentials Visas, tickets, passport, money, etc, in a neck wallet or money belt.
Toiletries, Soap (in a plastic bag) Shampoo,Toothpaste, Toothbrush Contact lens and spare glasses, Razor, Hair care equipment (brushes, comb, blow dryer) Makeup [Light].
Binoculars – a good pair for game viewing
Bear in mind the following:
■ Most safari camps / lodges and hotels provide basic toilet amenities
■ Laundry can be done on a daily basis (and many camps provide this service free of charge but hotels do charge a nominal fee)
■ Mainly casual clothing is requiredAs no formal clothes are needed throughout most of southern Africa, we recommend that you limit your luggage to the basics. More formal attire is usually required only when staying in the more prestigious city hotel establishments or on any of the luxury trains. On a game safari, casual clothing is the order of the day.
Other: Lots of patience, A good attitude, A friendly smile and enjoy
Suggested Clothing & Equipment
We recommend that you take comfortable, casual, wash-and-wear clothing such as short sleeve shirts and shorts for the summer months.
Good walking shoes or boots are also advised
White and bright colours should be avoided
During the winter months a windproof jacket is advisable.
Please take soft bags as these are easier for packing in the vehicles and Charter aircraft.
Evening dresses are not necessary.
Luggage is restricted to 12kg maximum per person for travel to Botswana in charter flights
Packing Check List – for you to choose from
BEFORE YOU GO:
Photocopies of Documents
US, Euro, Rands, Cash
International Drivers License
Photocopies of Documents
HEALTH CARE NEEDS:
Contact Lens Prep
CLOTHING: Think light, durable, breathable & layers – cotton, wool, silk & polypropylene.
1 x Sun Hat
2 Long Sleeved Shirts
Underwear and Socks
1 x Tracksuit
5 x T-Shirts
1 x Sweater
2 x Pairs of Jeans/Trousers
1 x Pair of Sandals
1 x Warm Jacket
3 x Pairs of Shorts
1 x Pair of good walking Shoes
Plastic Zip Lock travel bags
Money belt/ Neck Pouch for Passport
Camera & Accessories
Tickets & Cash
Binoculars (Good Pair)
Water Purifier or Iodine Tablets
Memory Cards – Lots
Flashlight & Extra Batteries
Sunglasses/ Case/ Strap
Swiss Army Knife
Lighter / Matches
Bird & Animal Books
Travel Hair Dryer
Plastic bag for Dirty Cloths
Travel Guides / Maps
Rain Gear (advisable from Nov to April)
Round pin plug adapter – 220 Volts