Now that you have booked your hunt, simplify your safari preparation by reviewing our Essential Gear List and Trip Planning Timeline. These helpful reference tools were developed in conjunction with hundreds of veteran safari enthusiasts so the information is complete and easy to follow.
If you are using DEET, try it before departure to make sure you do not have a reaction
Treat your clothes with Permithren two weeks before departure
Decide what gear you will wear/carry on
Do a trial pack 30 days before departure to ensure everything fits as expected and the weight of each bag is balanced to avoid “heavy” surcharges
Make copies of all documents (Customs 4457, itinerary, medical/shot records, cell phone instructions, hunt contract, and medical evacuation policy, etc.). Leave one set at home and take one set with you
Put fresh batteries in all your gear, and make sure you have all your chargers ready to go
Check to make sure you have enough of your regular and safari related prescriptions
Select books/DVD’s for both legs.
Secure books/DV, travelers checks, and call your credit card company to make sure they do not turn your card off while you are overseas
Read Part 1 HERE
Read Part 2 HERE
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