Botswana What to Pack

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Botswana What to Pack

  • Go ahead... pack the sink.

    Let's face it, Africa is an amazing place, but it's not always as refined as the US or Europe. A rolling bag just isn't practical in many places in Africa, and Botswana is no different. Especially if part of your trip involves the bush, pack in durable containers- hiking backpacks and duffel bags work well.Ideally your luggage, or containers inside...

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  • BANDAGES

    Botswana seems to have the most sharp pointy thorn trees in the world. One way or another you are going to pick up scratches, possibly some bad ones. Foraging for firewood or just walking around at night usually ends in minor injury. They don’t sell bandages in the bush, so bring your own!

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  • Wind-up (battery-less) torch

    Frequent power cuts in Botswana and not to mention helping you make your way back to accommodation in the dark, find your shoes in the dark etc... I cannot recommend taking one of these bad boys highly enough. We had 3 between the 4 of us - wish we had had 4. They were the most used items, after the camera and were surprisingly bright. don't rely...

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  • Binoculars for close encounters

    Binoculars are a very important accessory for a Botswana safari. It is very frustrating missing out on a cheetah hunt or lion kill just because you forgot to bring binoculars!Ensure the one you choose has a high power of magnification; a large outer diameter and a decent exit pupil size to collect a lot of light early morning and at dusk; and a...

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  • General

    Make them the soft type, always best for safari holidays Good walking shoes, flip flops to wear in the ablution blocksIn winter a jacket will be required for evenings and early mornings.Safari clothes should be made up of natural colours, avoid blues, whites and bright colours. A great investment I found was some wet whipes, anti bacterial ones I...

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  • Things for Botswana

    Pack concisely. Bags most have durable and flexible sides. Don't pack to much white for game viewing, this includes this white socks. Get the small approximately 4 ounces container of cutter with the orange top. It works best for mosquito repellent, however if you forget it most places have repellent for you to use. Take your camera and lots of...

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  • Packing for self-drive camping trip in...

    If you are doing fly-in trips on the little Sesna planes from lodge to lodge the expectation is that the lodges provide you with everything you need from toiletries to doing your laundry, so you really don’t need to take much – and you can’t because your luggage limit is restricted to something the size of a knat’s hanky anyway. Even if you are...

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  • Antimalarials a must!

    A backpack is by far the best option, unless you are planning to do an organized trip and then either will do - as long as it is light.... It can get very very hot, at any time of the year, so light breathable clothes, but also take a jumper just in case, because the nights - particularly in the Kalahari can get quite cold at any time of...

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  • Mosquito Repellent a must

    Light weight. No suit cases. Layers people. Its hot in noon but very cold in the mornings. Remember u r in a desert. A beanie cap is a must. Wet wipes you know why ;-) You wil be in a jungle and facilities are real basic.

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  • Packing List

    As most of the moving around between camps is done by light aircraft you have to be able to put all you stuff into a small soft bag as it has to be sqeezed in wherever possible in the plane - either the hold or on a seat. Adventure Travel To do the wildlife justice take a good camera with you, preferably with a reasonable zoom lens. Although most...

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  • Safari Gear

    Pack Light! Good hiking boots. Comfortable socks. Bring warm cloths. I lost my luggage and didn't have it with me, and best investment was a thick sweatshirt. Also bought a knit skull cap there - to cover my ears at night. Malaria medication is a must during certain times of the year and especially in certain parts of country. Lodge supplied...

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  • Packing List

    If you go to Chobe in June, July, August, be prepared for some very chilly mornings and cool evenings. The days were nice. For morning safaris we actually wore fleece and winter jackets and gloves. Here we are enjoying a breakfast packed by the lodge at a camping ground overlooking the river. Pictured with us is our GREAT guide, Sam Don't forget...

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  • Packing List

    The Batswana are generally a very honest people, so your bags should be fairly safe from petty theft. Most crime, but not all,is committed by Zimbabwean or South African illegal immigrants. Most bags should be safe as long as you keep an eye on them. Waterproof bags would be useful if you are planning on hitching during the summer months (October...

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  • Packing List

    I recommend taking as little as possible. If you are travelling into the remote areas, you don't want to have to carry around a lot of heavy bags. Small, sturdy, easy to carry. No need for any dress up stuff here, that's for sure. Bring a hat for sun protection, comfortable walking shoes, a rain slicker or poncho, and a variety of shorts, shirts...

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  • Packing List

    Very light backpack...don't pack heavy...!! Bring a small variety of clothes for hot and cold weather. I was there during August 2000 and it was very hot during the day and very cold at night. Travel toilet paper!!! Bring a light weight camera with a great zoom. Also bring fast film to catch animals on the run and in the dark. Bring a sleeping...

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