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What to bring with you

Safari essentials

- A zippered rucksack (backpack).
- A warm pullover or lightweight fleece.
- A windproof/waterproof jacket.
- Walking boots or shoes.
- Long-sleeved shirt and long trousers.
- Sunglasses and sun hat.
- Sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent.
- Swiss army knife.
- Camera and binoculars.
- Film for your camera.
- Flashlight and compass.
- Guide books and travel literature.
- Light reading.
- Mobile phone charger.
- Your own snorkelling mask.

The Safari Medical Kit

- Anti-malarial prophylactics.
- Aspirin or Paracetamol for pain or fever.
- Anti-histamine for allergies, insect bites or stings, and to prevent motion sickness.
- Cold or flu tablets and throat lozenges.
- Diarrhea blockers (note these should not be used for children and only under desperate circumstances for adults).
- Oral re-hydration solution for diarrhea and sunstroke.
- Insect repellent, sunscreen lip balm and eye drops.
- Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or Aloe Vera to ease sunburn, insect bites or stings. Antiseptic, for cuts and grazes.
- Alcohol swabs to clean minor wounds, bandages and sticking plasters.
- Water purification tablets.
- Scissors and tweezers, kit containing syringes and needles.

 

An Information Guide to Planning Your East African Safari and Travel Holiday


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