Below is a list of essentials and extras that we recommend you bring with on your adventure to Africa. South Africa is on par with any other first world country and almost all of the items listed here will be available locally. Should South Africa be your first point of entry, we recommend that you buy most of the items locally before the start of your trip.
Baggage on safari should be carefully considered as over packing is normally a big problem. International flights have a high luggage allowance (normally 20kg/person) but on many of the smaller planes and safari vehicles the amount of luggage you can bring is limited, and you can end up paying a lot of money for being over-weight. One soft-sided bag and one smaller piece of hand luggage per person is recommended, weighing not more than 20kg on small Southern Africa charter flights (Some airlines have a restriction of 10kg/person). You may have to pay for an extra seat on a charter flight if the luggage is heavier than 20 kg. This allowance includes camera equipment.
Please contact your Eye See Africa representative should you have any questions regarding any of the items listed here.