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Practical information

It’s not always easy to know what to pack when traveling to Africa. Here are some useful tips and a packing list for a successful safari.

It is wise to bring warm clothes, even in the summer as it may turn from very hot to cold in the evenings. Good shoes for walking with good soles are a must if you want to go to Krugers Camper and Bilene for a look at the sea turtles.

Malaria and general health

Recommendation from Tor: In the case of malaria, I recommend not taking anything before and during travel as there are several types of malaria. It will be easier to find out what type of malaria if you have not taken any medicine before a possible seizure. I have been down here for 18 years and have never taken Malaria medicine and have not had Malaria, but ask your doctor.

You need vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and yellow fever.

It`s important to have travel insurance covering evacuation. In case of serious illness or injury, medical evacuation to South Africa may be necessary as capacity and standard in hospitals and healthcare personnel inn some of the countries may be low.

Visa and documentation

Visas are dealt with as we cross the border. Passport must have a validity of six months after entry. In Mozambique it is necessary to be able to identify. Passport with a valid visa must be on you at all time. (Please note that emergency passports can not be used when traveling to or via South Africa.)

Packing List

Avoid clothing with strong colors like black and white. White can scare some animals and black attracts mosquitoes and other insects. Neutral colors like khaki and olives are preferable.

  • Good shoes that have been worn with a thick sole
  • Sandals
  • Wind jacket
  • Thin raincoat
  • Hats with good shadow
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack for day
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle – drink allot of water
  • Power adapter
  • Power bank for mobile
  • Smal pocket knife (in the main luggage)
  • A good book, a little about the country, fauna, flora,
  • Mosquitoes Balsam
  • Sunscreen – high
  • Lip balm
  • Bandage
  • Medicines for bad stomach, allergy etc.
  • Wipes

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