I usually find packing for a trip a bit hectic because there are so many things I would like to take along and yet carrying heavy baggage is not fun in the least, so it’s a matter of prioritizing- basics and guilty pleasures. There are things that are an essential in every safari, then things you just can’t give up for a weekend, or fortnigh or month. Here’s a guide on how to mix a match;
A flashlight can come in handy for people who like to take night walks or even just be prepared for emergencies. Would you rather be in the dark without a light or have one in case it gets dark??
For the astronomer or bird watcher, a pair of binoculars is a must have. Nothing like improved sight to view the stars or birds a little clearer.
Comfortable shoes will make walking fun. Lightweight, durable, great soles, waterproof, and comfortable shoes are a must for each safari trip you need. Flip flops or sandals are great to relax in at the end of a busy day on tour.
In this day and age, a camera is essential. Whether you are a fan of photography or just want to keep pictures of what you saw, and how much fun you had, taking your camera along is a decision you won’t regret. In case of digital cameras, take it fully charged and carry along your charger or batteries because you will definitely need to recharge or change batteries, so much to see.
A hat will keep the scorching sun off your head and out of your eyes. You might need sunscreen too.
For clothing, pack something light but covering the legs if you are taking a hike or walk. You might need something warm for the night.
Entertainment is a choice but I consider it a basic. If you are a book person, music person, carry something to pass the time on a long ride.
Snacks and water. You might want to take along a few things you want to nibble and sip on along the way.
My Guilty Pleasures
I Like to talk to people so my phone fully charged is a must. I like to update, take pics and catalog every bit of my trip.
Chocolate is something I like to eat to relax. So I like to take it on trips to relax.
A travel companion is the perfect compliment to an already good trip. You need someone to experience your trip with you and keep your company
Well enough secrets, pack something you are addicted to, it will definitely make your trip worth remembering.