Safari Planning Timeline: 0-3 Months Out

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

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

Trophy Pics courtesy of Limcroma Safaris