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Uganda Safaris
3 days - Gorilla Express Safari
7 days - Bird Watching Uganda
8 days - Gorillas & wildlife in the Pearl
8 days - Safari in the Savannah
10 days - Gorilla & Wildlife Safari
11 days - Great Primates & wildlife Safari
13 days - Classic Uganda Safari
14 days - Untamed Adventure Safari
18 days - Into the wildlife Safari
20 days - Safari best of Uganda
Special Tourism Interest
Climb Mt. Rwenzori (12 days)
Family Safari Adventure (4 days)
Chimpanzee Habituation (8 Days)
Walking Safari & Gorillas (12 days)
Hikking the Jungle (13 days)
Birding Best of Uganda (20 days)
Rwenzori Climb & Best of Uganda (22 days)
Rwanda & East African Offers
Misty Adventure Safari Burundi & Rwanda (7 days)
Kenya / Tanzania Safari (7 days)
Magical Kenya (12 days)
Rwanda Primates Safari (7 days)
Magical Adventure Uganda & Rwanda Safari (13 days)
Adventure Uganda & Rwanda (15 days)

Safari Packing List

It may look long at first glance but depending on your personal circumstances and the type of trip you are going on some of the items won't be applicable to you and you can safely ignore them.


  • Safari hats well to be effective.
  • Clothing in neutral colours: khaki, light brown/green, tan. Avoid bright colours & white for improved game viewing.
  • A safari jacket is a very handy accessory to take with on your trip.
  • Comfortable non-synthetic short- and long sleeved safari shirts (2 or 3 of each)
  • Comfortable non-synthetic shorts and long trousers (2 or 3 of each)
  • About 5 sets of underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimming costume
  • Flip-flops or sport sandals (public showers, airing feet)
  • Comfortable safari hiking/walking shoes (not white). These are very important on a walking safari.
  • About 5 pairs of socks
  • Extra shoelaces

Some of these supplies might be available in the first aid kit that we carry but make sure before leaving them off your safari packing list.

  • Insect repellent/ Mosquito Coil not use coils in a tent)
  • Sunblock and after sun lotion
  • A travel towel is light and takes very little space
  • Skin cream
  • Malaria tablets (very important)
  • Citronella or other body soap/shower gel
  • Sunglasses - make sure they have polarised lenses.
  • Biological Water Filtration Bottle or you can stick to the bottled water
  • Wet wipes/hand sanitizer or no-water/antibacterial soap – very handy in the safari vehicle.
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss/Leatherman type)
  • Small scissors, if not on your Leatherman/Swiss knife
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss
  • 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner
  • Tweezers
  • Lip balm
  • Q-tips & cotton balls
  • Razor & shaving cream/gel
  • Birth control (enough to last your trip)
  • Sanitary requirements (shops are sometimes few and far between, and very basic)
  • Contact lens solution & extra set of disposable lenses
  • Band aids & moleskin
  • Vitamins
  • Painkiller
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Heartburn remedy
  • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • Re-hydration salts
  • Pen/pencil
  • Small unbreakable mirror
  • Plastic bags (wet washing/muddy shoes/organise clothes in suitcase)
  • Small compass
  • Deck of cards/travel size game
  • Book to read between game viewing and other leisure time
  • String/rope (washing line, tying sleeping bag, multitude of uses!!)
  • Cold/flu tablets
  • Allergy remedy
  • Some people take a basic antibiotic in case
  • Sterile needles (in case you need an injection and don’t trust the hygiene conditions)
  • Prescribed medicine (enough to last your trip)


  • The thing to remember when choosing safari luggage is mobility. You will probably be moving between several different modes of transport (airplanes, cars, light aircraft, trucks, boats) so plan accordingly.
  • Suitcases with wheels don't work very well in the African bush but they are adequate if you don't mind carrying them.
  • A daypack is very handy to transport the items you need while driving around in the safari vehicle or walking through the bush


  • Safari Binoculars. Essential for a successful trip. No safari packing list is complete without them
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera & film (can be expensive and/or difficult to obtain) & extra flash batteries and lens cleaner
  • Small bean bag to substitute a tripod
  • Sleeping Bag if on a camping safari (may be supplied by us so check first)
  • Travel pillow, or you can use your polar fleece/windbreaker
  • Small calculator (or if you're taking your mobile phone) for currency calculations
  • Money belt
  • Washing powder/travel soap for laundry
  • Plug adaptors - generally in Africa it's 3-prong round or square
  • Lighter/waterproof matches
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Mini combination locks (keys get lost)
  • Mini sewing kit


  • Passport & correct visas
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Africa travel insurance policy
  • The travel dairy book - to write your journal and record the wildlife you see.
  • Guide book(s) covering the area you're visiting – it should include animals/birds pages for easy identification
  • Your itinerary
  • Addresses and mobile numbers (postcards/e-mails/texts)
  • Any vaccinations certificates
  • Phone card and international access numbers
  • Extra passport photos
  • Copy of your passport, kept in a separate place than your passport
  • Copy of marriage certificate, if applicable especially if you recently tied the knot
  • Medical history
  • Copies of prescriptions
  • Small stickers to label your used films

Follow this safari packing list and you will never have to worry about the frustration of leaving something behind or taking something that you won't need on your African safari.
Print the safari packing list out and tick the items off as you go along to make sure you don't miss anything.



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