Safari Planning Timeline: 9-12 Months Out

NAH Staff Writer Jim Morando has made a list...and you should check it twice! Part one of a three part series.

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Here's what you should start thinking about 9-12 months before your safari.

Go see your personal doctor for a physical before starting an exercise program

Purchase African Experience and read about your destination

Make an appointment with a tropical disease doctor to ensure you received proper pre-trip and post-trip care (if-needed)

If you need an airline approved gun case, buy one now so you know how much room you will have for your gear.

Purchase a hydration pack for use during exercise sessions to familiarize yourself with the product.

Highlight the items on the Essential Gear List that you will need to acquire and the time-frame in which you will practice with and break-in those items.

Understand all airline and luggage regulations.


Read Part 2 HERE

Read Part 3 HERE

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