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There are many aspects to consider when packing for your safari; what colors to wear, what is culturally appropriate, comfort and perhaps most challenging, the weight restrictions. On most safari trips, you may take a small bush flight from one destination to another, it is important to know that these bush flights have strict restrictions when it comes to baggage; 15 kilograms (or about 33lbs per person, TOTAL!)
So we are here to help guide you through your packing process.
First, things to consider:
With all these things in mind, it’s time to pack!
Prepare yourself for the (LONG!) plane ride
Items to pack in your Backpack!
The last thing you want to pack is your ‘main suitcase’. As previously mentioned, this can be the most difficult part of packing because you are very limited here.
The bush flights limit passengers to 33lbs per person TOTAL! Also, your luggage needs to be soft sided. Duffle bags are recommended, but soft sided bags with wheels are OKAY as well.
Here’s what we recommend:
Bring layers and warm enough jackets! Although it can get hot in the day, it can also get very cold at night!
You may end up having a wide variety of activities planned for your Safari, including Game Drives, Nature Walks, Beach Relaxation and more. To ensure you have appropriate footwear for all occasions, we recommend, at the minimum, you pack the following:
Forget about it. When we go on a big trip, we want to bring everything with us, but for the sake of space and weight, here are a few things we recommend leaving behind!
Always remember when packing, Less is more!
Safe Travels, or as we say in East Africa Safari Njema!
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