Safari Packing List and Travel Tips

Safari Packing List and Travel Tips

What should I wear? What should I bring? What if I forget something? What about my carry-on? What should I check? Should I even check luggage? Are ATM’s safe there? What camera and lenses should I bring? How many memory cards?

You’re in luck! We have answers to these questions, and guidance for questions you didn’t even know you had!

Eagle Eye Safaris has prepared complete a safari packing list for our trips plus planning tips and travel checklists as PDF downloadable documents to help you. Our lists cover everything from Equipment to Clothing, to tips for packing carry-on luggage, to what to do before you leave home and what to do at Customs and Immigration. There’s much more information in each document. Here’s a sample of our safari packing list:

Clothing (check the forecast at your destination and adjust accordingly):

  • 2 Pants—we suggest hiking pants in natural fabric. Jeans can be hot, cold, and uncomfortable in open safari vehicles. 1 pair of convertible hiking pants can double as shorts.
  • Shirts:
  • 2-3 short sleeved shirts (wicking sports shirts are suggested for comfort)
  • 2 lightweight long-sleeved shirts for warmth or sun-protection
  • 2 tank tops for hot weather OR
  • 2 silk thermal shirts + longjohns in cold climates
  • Lightweight fleece-type hoodie, front-zip for flexibility
  • Lightweight rain jacket with hood
  • 1 Shorts
  • Lightweight Scarf (nice for chilly temps, useful in many ways)
  • Swimsuit
  • 3 Shoes: sandals or flip flops, trail-type hiking shoes, casual slip-ons
  • Pajamas and soft slippers
  • Personal underclothing (socks, undies, bras)– typically 5 of each.
  • Sports bras are more comfortable due to road conditions on safari and in transit on rural roads
  • Hat –safari hat, baseball cap, straw fedora
  • Compression stockings for flights over 3 hours long (available at most pharmacies)
  • Warm hat, gloves

      We’re happy to share our extensive experience with you—feel free to email us at with specific questions about your upcoming travel, and we will try to provide an answer for you. We can help you plan your route to join us, plus lodging before and after our photo safaris. We can help you plan extended stays before and after our safari. If you haven’t booked a photo safari with us yet, you can click HERE for an at-a-glance look at our most up-to-date worldwide safari schedule.

      Planning for travel can be intimidating if you don’t do it often. Click below to download our convenient Safari Packing List, Planning Checklist and Travel Tips.