AFRICA HONEYMOON SAFARI PACKING ADVICE AND CHECKLISTS

A List of essentials and all the right things to bring on your African honeymoon safari vacation

PAPERWORK (essential to include in your carry-on luggage)

Airline tickets (with photo copy)
Visas
Safari Itinerary and vouchers
Passport  (with photo copy)
Traveller’s checks and (cash in small denominations)
Credit cards (Inform your bank of your trip so that they anticipate charges from Africa)
Emergency phone numbers (next of kin, travel insurance policy, key travel contact)

Carry-on Luggage Essentials

Medication (personal and malaria prophylaxis)
Underwear, nightwear, and one change of clothing (in case luggage is lost)
Wallet/purse (money belt)
Hand wipes
Kleenex
Luggage marked with keys

Weather

June, July & August

Winters are usually mild to warm, which calls for light clothing in the middle of the day. As it can become cold at night and in the early morning, a warm sweater and jacket should be brought along. Weather conditions at the coast can be quite cold and windy, for  which warm clothing, including a windbreaker, are necessary.

June, July & August

Cotton clothing, which is cooler than synthetic clothing, is recommended for the hot tropical summers and can be bought at shops in Windhoek which specialize in lightweight safari garments.

Clothing

Underwear
Shoes (worn-in boots if walking)
Socks/nylons
Shirts/blouses, Jeans/pants/sweatpants Sweaters/sweatshirts (neutral hues for safaris)
One outfit for a special night out
Swim wear
Anorak /Sweater (important for the cold winter mornings in June/July/August)
Hat
Socks/nylons
Gloves (May - October)
Nightwear

Toiletries

Shampoo and conditioner (Usually supplied by hotels and Safari Lodges)
Razors and shaving cream
Lotions
Brush/comb
Toothpaste/toothbrush/floss
Manicure set (nail file, nail clipper)
Contact lenses and contact solution. (If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case you get irritation from the dust.)
Sun block
Insect repellent
Birth Control Pills or Condoms (If applicable)

Miscellaneous

Digital Camera with good Optical Zoom, recharger and spare memory card. A dust proof camera bag is highly recommended.
Eye glasses and repair kit
Sun glasses (Good quality sunglasses, UV protected and preferably polarized. Tinted fashion glasses are not much good in harsh light, and can damage your eyes.)
Binoculars
Basic First aid kit
Flashlight
Maps
Bird and animal field guides
Magazines/books
Pen and notepad

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