In general, pack light and use layers. For a typical 14-day safari, we recommend the following. Please remember that many safaris utilize small plane flights which limit luggage, including carry-ons to 33 – 44 lbs per person, though some private charters may be less. Soft sided luggage or duffle bags are recommended. When flying by light aircraft, your luggage cannot have wheels, frames or rigid structures – see your personalized safari itinerary for specific luggage requirements on your trip. A day pack to store binoculars, wildlife guides and a rain jacket is helpful while on game drives.
When packing, keep in mind most lodges and camps will do guest laundry (some at a nominal fee) but most will not wash women’s underwear for cultural reasons.
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