Windhoek What to Pack

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    You can buy what you might forgotten.

    by Gili_S Written Oct 17, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For Windhoek you do not need any special weather gear, just remember that in the winter months it can get very cold at night. The good side is that it is in the city and if you forgotten or missed something, you can still buy it here before you go on your desert road.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Windhoek is not a malaria risk area and no such tablets needed here.

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    What to pack

    by StefanFS Written May 3, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton rather than synthetic clothing is recommended for Namibian summers. This can be bought at shops in Windhoek that specialise in lightweight safari wear. Winters are usually mild to warm, which calls for light clothing in the middle of the day, and a sweater or jacket for evenings and
    early mornings when it can become quite cold. It is often cold and windy at the coast, for which warm clothing, including a windbreaker, is necessary. An important item is comfortable walking shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Health Precautions :
    Due to the hot dry climate Namibia is virtually free of tropical diseases, therefore health certificates are not normally required. However, vaccination requirements change from time to time. We suggest you consult your local doctor or health department.
    Malaria exists in the northern area throughout the year, but you can reduce the risk of malaria by using prophylactics, which should be started before arriving in Namibia and with your doctor’s guidance.

    If you are on prescription medication, please ensure you have an adequate supply, to last the duration of your stay and a copy of your prescription(s).

    The Southern Africa sun is harsh, therefore we advise that you apply highest (SPF '20) sun block liberally prior to going on walks, swimming etc

    Photo Equipment: Photographic Equipment
    Ensure that you have sufficient film and spare batteries, as these may be difficult to purchase in some areas. A lens hood and ultra violet filter are advisable.
    Dust-proof packing of your equipment is strongly recommended.

    Important Note: It is courteous to ask permission before photographing people. Please be sensitive. Not all African cultures are familiar with cameras. Rural folk will often shy away from having their picture taken. Some locals may ask a fee for having their photograph taken. It is recommended you avoid photographing anything relating to government and military, including personnel (soldiers and police) and buildings.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swimsuits are required for public beaches or swimming pools.

    Miscellaneous: What to Pack
    When packing, remember to include binoculars, a sun-hat, sunglasses, sun block, bathing towel, moisturiser, lip-ice and mosquito repellent. Points for electric shavers (electric current 250VAC) are available at major hotels and most state-owned rest camps and resorts. It is advisable to bring battery-operated or conventional razors when visiting remote areas. Camping equipment can be hired in Windhoek.

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  • 4 changes that is enough 1 hunt 1 in wash i dinner

    by katherinehoward Written Mar 7, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: hunting gun case is one piece of luggage so you have one piece for clothing

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: walking and hunting thats it convient for airport shoe removal with velcro

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: doctors letterhead of prescriptions bring in to country of choice

    Miscellaneous: wifes of hunters get a copy of gun permits in your name also for emerg purposes if something happens to husband or you bring too many of same caliber you cannot take out of country then what?

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  • 4 changes that is enough

    by katherinehoward Written Mar 7, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: hunting gun case is one piece of kuggage so you have one piece for cxkothing

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: doctors letterhead of prescriptions bring in to country of choice

    Miscellaneous: wifes of hunters get a copy of gun permits in your name also for emerg purposes if something happens to husband or you bring too many of same caliber you cannot take out of country then what?

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Budget Travel

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