What to take???

Old Aug 28th 2004, 9:24 pm
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George Thomson
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Hi

I think I remember about a year ago someone posting a list of the things to
take on safari, also the what you can and cant get things, Like
........

Batteries
Film
Plugs 240v? what sort of adaptors
Clothes... do you need something warm at night?
I think I also remember some one saying dark colours are best???
 
Old Aug 28th 2004, 10:33 pm
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Eupe-mbwa
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 09:24:25 GMT, "George Thomson"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi
    >I think I remember about a year ago someone posting a list of the things to
    >take on safari, also the what you can and cant get things, Like
    >........
    >Batteries
    >Film
    >Plugs 240v? what sort of adaptors
    >Clothes... do you need something warm at night?
    >I think I also remember some one saying dark colours are best???

I expect Hans-Georg will be along soon with a link to his excellent
lists but I always go with the old "take twice as much money and half
as many clothes as you think you'll need"

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Old Aug 29th 2004, 1:51 am
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Where are you going on Safari depends on what you need to bring. In South
Africa you can get everything including plug adaptors and cheaper clothing
than in the (UK?) whereas in Tanzania you may not be able to,

Wherever it is DO NOT take dark clothes unless you want to cook in them.
TAKE LIGHT COLOURED CLOTHES. Khaki is your best colour as it shows the dirt
least of all of the light colours. Don't arrive in your Big Game outfit
with Pith Helmet unless you want to be the laughing stock of the locals.

Also depending where you are going, wear long sleeves and trousers with
shoes and socks at night as mosquitoes like a juicy ankle and they come to
feed out mostly at dawn and dusk.

As far as night attire is concerned, where and when are you going?


"George Thomson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]. uk...
    > Hi
    > I think I remember about a year ago someone posting a list of the things
to
    > take on safari, also the what you can and cant get things, Like
    > ........
    > Batteries
    > Film
    > Plugs 240v? what sort of adaptors
    > Clothes... do you need something warm at night?
    > I think I also remember some one saying dark colours are best???
 
Old Aug 29th 2004, 3:03 am
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Dave Patterson
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Here's the Checklist we provide our clients
for east Africa:

Passport - Tickets - Cash and Traveler's Checks
Sleeping Pills - Ambien is a prescription medication we use
Over the counter products are also effective and drugstore brands
are as good as brand names, in our experience
Lariam or Malarone (the prescription malaria preventive
medications)
Electricity Converter and Adapter - The 3-prong adapter is used
in Kenya
Pepto-Bismol tablets - 2 each day will help prevent diarrhea
Imodium A-D - the best anti-diarrheal medication; Bring It!
A laxative - yes! Sometimes your system needs a little help!
Bufferin - Tylenol - Sudafed - Contac, or other cold
medication
Camera - lots of Film - CHECK YOUR BATTERIES
Small Flashlight - CHECK YOUR BATTERIES
A travel alarm clock - CHECK YOUR BATTERIES
A sleep mask for the plane - British Airways supplies a small
onboard kit that
you will find at your seat when you board. It includes a sleep mask, a
toothbrush and toothpaste, and a pair of socks to wear on the plane.
Detergent for washing clothing - (Laundry service is available at
the Camps)
Travel Kleenex - Wash'N'Dri packets
Insect repellent - we suggest products with DEET
Sunglasses - Hat or Cap
A map of Kenya if you choose

IMPORTANT!!!! - XEROX the first 2 pages of your passport with
your photo & the details of the date of issue, passport number, etc.
Take this along, but in a separate place and not in your checked
baggage.

ITEMS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO HAVE WITH YOU

NOTE! DECAFFEINATED COFFEE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL CAMPS!
But, hot water is always available... so if you bring your own De-Caf,
you can have it whenever you choose.

BINOCULARS - If you bring a pair, 10X50 might be best. These are
available at discount stores for $30 to $50. But, they are heavy, of
course. 10X25 are also useful, but have a smaller field of view.

If you would like to bring small gifts, T-shirts & caps (with logos)
and/or ball point pens are always welcome. Also welcome are school
supplies such as notebook paper, notepads, coloring pencils, etc. for
the children. Note, however, opportunities to hand these out will be
limited.
 
Old Aug 29th 2004, 9:41 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 10:33:51 GMT, [email protected]
(Eupe-mbwa (Wh1t3d0g)) wrote:

    >take twice as much money and half
    >as many clothes as you think you'll need

Hehe, you are so right!

Hans-Georg

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Old Aug 29th 2004, 9:41 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 09:24:25 GMT, "George Thomson"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >I think I remember about a year ago someone posting a list of the things to
    >take on safari, also the what you can and cant get things, Like
    >........
    >Batteries
    >Film
    >Plugs 240v? what sort of adaptors
    >Clothes... do you need something warm at night?
    >I think I also remember some one saying dark colours are best???

George,

please have a look at the preparations chapter in
http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm.

Hans-Georg

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Old Aug 29th 2004, 7:17 pm
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George Thomson
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"George Thomson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]. uk...
    > Hi
    > I think I remember about a year ago someone posting a list of the things
to
    > take on safari, also the what you can and cant get things, Like
    > ........
    > Batteries
    > Film
    > Plugs 240v? what sort of adaptors
    > Clothes... do you need something warm at night?
    > I think I also remember some one saying dark colours are best???

Thanks

That is just the kind of info I was looking for.

Pith hat and elephant gun will have to go back into the cupboard!!!
 
Old Aug 31st 2004, 1:01 pm
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Chris
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"George Thomson" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] .uk>...
    > Hi
    >
    > I think I remember about a year ago someone posting a list of the things to
    > take on safari, also the what you can and cant get things, Like
    > ........
    >
    > Batteries
    > Film
    > Plugs 240v? what sort of adaptors
    > Clothes... do you need something warm at night?
    > I think I also remember some one saying dark colours are best???

My wife and I are now planning our 5th trip to Africa. We have
developed the list below based on prior experiences. The clothing is
based on laundry being done daily in bush camps. You might chance it
with fewer shirts, etc but you may run short if rain keeps laundry
from drying. Southern areas include laundry but in East Africa you
may have to pay by the piece. Also, if you plan to take bush planes
you will be restricted to 10 to 12 kg (22-26 lbs) total baggage weight
and it must be in soft bags (we have seen people be left behind
because they didn't follow these rules). Hope this helps, Chris

CLOTHES
BELT
HANDKERCHIEF(3)
HAT WITH WIDE BRIM
JEANS
RAIN PARKA
SANDALS
SHIRTS, LONG SLEEVE
SHIRTS, SHORT SLEEVE(4)
SHIRTS, T -COLORED(2)
SHOES, HIKING
SHORTS(2)
SOCKS, WHITE LINERS(4)
SOCKS, HIKING(2)
SWEATER/SWEAT SHIRT
SWIM CLOTHES
UNDERSHORTS(5)

TOILETRIES, ADMINISTRATIVE
BAG, FOLDING
CLOCK
COMB
CREDIT CARD PINS
DENTAL FLOSS
FEM CARE PRODUCTS
INSECT REPELLENT
NOTEPAD
RAZOR
SHAMPOO
SHAVING CREAM
SOAP
STEPTIC PENCIL
SUNSCREEN, SPF20
SUNGLASSES/CASE
TOILET PAPER
WET WIPES

ON AIRPLANE
ADDRESSES, AFRICA
BOOKS
CASH
EAR PLUGS
EYE SHADES
GLASSES
ITINERARY, RESERVATIONS
MED RECORD BOOK
NECK SUPPORT
PASSPORT
& PHOTOCOPY OF 1ST PAGE
PHONE NUMBERS, AFRICA
PHONE NUMBERS, HOME
PHOTO EQUIPMENT, FILM
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
COPY OF PRESCRIPTIONS
SLEEPING PILLS
TICKETS
TOOTHBRUSH
TOOTHPASTE
TRAVELLER CHECKS & COPIES
WALLET CONTENTS LIST
WATER BOTTLE

MEDICAL
ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT
ANTIBIOTICS, CIPRO
ANTIFUNGAL OINTMENT
BANDAIDS
BENADRYL
HYDROCORTISONE
IBUPROPHEN OR ASPIRIN
IMODIUM
INSECT REPELLENT
TUMS
SLEEPING PILLS
SUDAFED
SUNSCREEN, SPF20
VITAMINS, ETC
 

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