Zimbabwe What to Pack

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Zimbabwe What to Pack

  • 'Padkos'

    Take a huge cooler bag of food as well as tin food, biscuits, cereals, etc. In Bulawayo we did get to a nando's restaurant but they weren't prepared for us! Stocks are limited.

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  • FUEL FOR YOUR CAR

    Bring your own fuel. These pictures were taken just over the border in Botswana. If you don’t feel safe transporting extra fuel in plastic containers (not recommended) then do not drive farther than your own fuel tank will allow you.

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  • If you forget something, you can get it...

    From Oct to Mar make sure you bring a raincoat. It doesn't rain all day...but better safe than sorry. Layer your clothing as the temperature varies widely throughout the day. Yes, you'll need a sweater or sweatshirt for evenings and early mornings. Zimbabweans tend to dress up more than Americans. To be safe, make sure you bring at least one...

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  • Inflation, Isolation & a Stagnant...

    The Zimbabwean government currently measures the Zimbabwean dollar at 99,210.00 to US$1, however the black market in the country trades at 210,000.00. To give a true comparison of costs the latter exchange rate has been used.PEDZI'S MONTHLY BUDGETPer month Zimbabwe $ US $Pay 7,296,667 35Study fees 333,333 2Rent 2,000,000 10Dependents 3,000,000...

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  • Rain Protection for everything!

    Take plastic bags to insure, that your personal belongings and camera don't get soaking wet while you approach the Falls! And the same holds true for yourself, so be sure to have a good raincoat with you! And good shoes as well!

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  • LITTLE AS POSSIBLE!

    A gym-size bag. Also, a bag that can be usedfor your camera and some smaller things. More film- Less clothes!! Always bring more than what you think you will need!! The lighter-The better!!

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  • BRING SOME HUMOR!!

    Hey, just bring a good pair of boots! A goodcamera. At least 5 rolls of film per-day!! But,also: Your humor, sense of adventure, anda good attitude "A MUST!" Everything elsewill fall into place!! Need boots for a walk in a dry river bed. Haveto stop and have a BEER or a GIN & TONIC!!Laugh at and have some fun when your truckgets stuck!! Maybe...

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  • Packing List

    A tent is pretty handy, though not necessary in Zimbabwe. Jandals (like the teva ones) are really comfy when walking in the heat. Sun protection, especially when rafting etcetera in a sunny period.

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    VERY IMPORTANT: Packing space is limited on all modes of safari transport, so you will need to restrict your baggage to 12 - 15kg (preferably packed in a soft bag) plus a reasonable amount of camera equipment. WHAT TO PACK Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year. The most practical items to pack for safari are:...

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    Not a very good tip in my LP guide: dont take sandals! Hello! Sandals are crucial for your feet in this heat! You need walking sandals and the one that can get wet and wont easily slip off - for rafting. Both of these you can buy cheap in Zimbabwe. But if you have good walking sandals back home - bring them with you! I had my sandals custom made...

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    its nice and warm in zimbabwe, shorts and light airy pants are great for safari and for visiting the falls.a light sleeping bag/ blanket is also good.BRING A TENT! you may not end up using it, but you dont want to end up at a backpackers place only to find out that all thier dorm rooms are full and you have no tent! :-) well if you are taking your...

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    Nothing specific. Good walking shoes would help quite a bit around the falls.The 'rain forest' around the falls is not called that for nothing due to the continuing drizzle of water spray from the falls. Anything that can help to keep you dry is advisable. The Victoria Falls are a malaria area, so take the necessary medication and bring mosquito...

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    Petrol Comfortable shoes for when you run out of petrol and something to ward off the sun Anything that can double as petrol. Big bandages to reattach limbs quite handy too. Any, but don't photograph anything military. Petrol if possible Petrol

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  • Antimalarials a must!

    Rucksack or holdall, either will be fine, if you are okay about carrying either. Again sturdy shoes/boots for walking safaris, and some of the tracks around Vic. Falls can get quite slippy. Also a decent set of clothes for nights out and of course for high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel..... Basic first aid kit, as well as insect repellant and...

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    Like all my other packing suggestions when traveling....my motto...PACK LIGHT!! No matter where you go...pack light...you don't need all that stuff!! TRUST ME!! you'll be so much happier!! You should bring light clothes for the day and heavy clothes for the night. I went in August 2000 and it was hot during the day and cold during the...

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    I swear if I go back to Africa I'm going to forget packing any clothes and just fill up my backpack with used sneakers from Good Will. Many people there don't have shoes and you can trade shoes for just about anything that's for sale. If you're camping - and there are plenty of well-equipped camp grounds - make sure you take one of those large...

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