Safari Preparation

Preparing for your next adventure

  • Hunting boots, already broken in NOT NEW
  • Fanny pack or backpack to carry cameras, daily items you will use out in the field.
  • Comfortable camp or tennis shoes.
  • Socks – 4 pair.
  • Underwear – 4 pair.
  • Hunting shorts – 2 pair – Camo is okay, as are dull colors such as khaki or olive.
  • Medium weight hunting jacket.
  • Long sleeve hunting shirts – 2 each.
  • Short sleeve hunting shirts – 2 each.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Hunting hat – I prefer baseball style but, whatever is comfortable.
  • Pajamas.
  • Traveling clothes – 1 pair.
  • Leather gloves – 1 pair – Take at least 1 pair of working gloves.
  • A good pair of sunglasses.
  • Personal toiletries / shaving kit.
  • Tweezers – lots of thorns in Africa!
  • Insect repellent – bugs are not a problem, but a small can is good insurance.
  • Lip balm – very important!
  • Visine eye drops.
  • Sun block.
  • Sinus medication.
  • Dramamine – This is suggested if you are prone to car or air sickness.
  • Lotion.
  • Small flashlight.
  • Small talcum powder.
  • Malaria tablets – please visit your local Doctor for the best advice.

Travel Documents and Financial Requirements

  • Current Passport
  • Tickets and reservations – read reservation instructions such as early confirmation times, check-in and departure times CAREFULLY!
  • Cash or credit card for trophy fees / safari cost.

Shooting Equipment

  • Rifle, SUGGEST 30-06 CALIBER OR HIGHER.
    *NOTE: Please check with airlines on requirements for traveling with firearms!
  • Ammunition at least 40 rounds per rifle.
  • Binoculars, at least 8X or 10X – not the tiny compact models.
  • Ear plugs – for sighting in your gun.
  • Gun cleaner – 1 can.
  • Hard gun case that will lock, with your name and address on it.
  • Soft case – for travelling between concessions – legal requirement
  • Please note that no Automatic or Semi-Automatic rifle may be imported to South Africa.
  • Please note no 2 rifles of the same caliber per client may be imported to South Africa.

Additional Items I Recommend

  • Good 35 mm camera and lots of film or high quality digital camera.
  • Extra battery for camera/flash.
  • Video camera with charger and plenty of tape.
  • Good supply of reading material.
  • Pocket knife.