What to pack

Monday, 12 April 2010 14:43 administrator
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People always ask us - "What should we pack?" Remember the golden rule - lay it all out, throw away half, and put the rest in the suitcase! Seriously, some tips below.

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# Pack clothes for a warm climate (but something WARM for game drives!)

# Comfortable clothes and shoes for travelling

# As far as possible, light or neutral colours for the game parks

# Hat

# Swim suit and beach towel

# Light rain coat / wind breaker

# Comfortable walking shoes / boots

# Jersey / light-weight jacket for evening wear


We recommend the use either of Travellers’ Cheques or credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express.


Torch, spare film and camera batteries, sunblock (sun protection factor of 15 plus) and suntan lotion, binoculars, good pair of sunglasses, insect repellent spray or lotion, any prescription medicines


Most types of film and video tapes are available in all major centres and resorts. Fast, reliable processing services are also available in major centres.


A good idea is to copy the first few pages of your passport, your air ticket and other important documents, and carry these separately from the originals. In the event of loss, this will enable authorities to replace them quickly.


Try to travel light - one always brings more than one needs! Try to limit baggage to a soft medium-sized travel bag and one smaller item of hand luggage.

Ending on a lighter note - someone (?) once said - "When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." Like it!!

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 February 2012 09:46

Travel Quotes

Travel Quotes
Thursday, 12 August 2010

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway

"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa - for he has so much to look forward to."
Richard Mullin.

"Tourists don't know where they've been; travellers don't know where they're going."
Paul Theroux.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey.

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.”
G.K. Chesterton.

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”
James Michener.

“The journey not the arrival matters.”
T. S. Eliot.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
Mark Twain.

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding – The Four Quartets.

“Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.”
Brian Jackman.

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