Items we recommend you take on your tour
You will find almost everything you wish for in Southern Africa, thus you need not empty your local outdoor retailer before departure! Mosquito repellent lotion and spray with DEET are widely available and often considerably cheaper than in Europe/US. The same goes for sunscreen. Swimwear, towels, caps and hats, (hiking) shoes, photography equipment, toiletries, we have it all here. Inform your personal safari guide of the items that you require at the start of your trip and he/she can drive you to the relevant store or inquire at the airport help desk on arrival. Towels can be left at home as they add unnecessary weight to your baggage and the various accommodation establishments at which you will lodge supply them. However, you should pack a beach towel as it will be useful and these are not supplied.
Rest assured, the option of having your clothes washed is available at the vast majority of destinations on your trip. This laundry service will cost you between 2 and 8 Euros depending on the town and the size of your laundry load. Your clean and ironed washing is usually ready for collection the following day.
We are often asked whether or not you should bring mosquito nets. You will find many accommodations hang nets, although these are more for decoration than anything else. If you want to reduce the risk of itchy mosquito bites, consider bringing a mosquito net, although, keep in mind it is not always easy to hang. In the past 5 years, none of our clients have taken a mosquito net and merely one client subsequently indicated that they wish they had taken one. The choice is yours.