Kit list

Good kit is vital for every trip.

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Overview

Generally the days can be quite hot and the evenings and early mornings can be remarkably cool in Namibia.

For clothing, neutral colours are better for safaris than bright yellows, oranges and reds.

 

Below is a more detailed guide.

 

Detailed kit list

  • Good binoculars.

  • Camera and film / memory cards (take at least twice the amount you think you will need!).

  • Tight-weave, light weight long trousers.

  • Quick dry socks.

  • Wind proof jacket - good for the morning safaris.

  • Warm jumpers.

  • Long-sleeved tight-weave shirts.

  • T-shirts.

  • Shorts.

  • Water bottle (2 litres approx.).

  • Sun cream (high factor, min. 30+) and lip salve.

  • A broad-brimmed hat that will not come off on windy drives.

  • Sunglasses with UV filter.

  • Bandana/buff, to protect from the sun.

  • Swimsuit for hotel pools.

  • A pair of trainers/teva sandals for relaxing/pools.

  • Low hiking boots.

  • Insect repellent.

  • The original and a photocopy of your passport.

  • Drivers - 0riginal and a photocopy of your driving licence

  • Yellow fever inoculation certificate (if arriving from a country with yellow fever).

  • A large, bright head torch, spare batteries and bulb.

  • Cash (small denomination bills, USD or GBP sterling) for souvenirs at the lodge, alcoholic beverages, etc.

  • Daypack (at least 30 litres). Comfortable and with waterproof lining or cover.

  • Personal first-aid kit to include: painkillers, plasters (band-aids), moleskin, antibiotic cream, general antibiotics (ask your GP), after-bite (tiger balm), anti-diarrhoea tablets, throat lozenges, re-hydration salts & personal medication.

  • Quick dry towel & wash-kit.

  • Wet Wipes/antiseptic hand-wash cream.

  • Toilet roll.

  • Small brushhand brush (like a hand brush, or a scrub brush) to clean your shoes and bags. There will be sand everywhere.

  • Penknife.

  • Travel alarm clock.

  • Plastic bags - 'Zip-loc' & tough bin liners to protect your luggage from sand.

  • Large, soft holdall (better than a hard shell suitcase).

  • Book, e-book, mp3 player/ipod or other to help pass the time.

  • Extra snacks i.e. cereal bars or favourite chocolate bars.


 

Miscellaneous others

  • Money belt.

  • Passport.

  • South African Rand bought before arrival.

  • ATM cash/credit card.

  • Any inoculation certificates.

  • Personal & medical insurance certificates.

  • Presents e.g. Postcards from home.

  • Comfortable clothes for travel.

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Chile is the land of contrasts, from verdant vineyards to driest desert, deep fjords and towering glaciated volcanoes.

A narrow but incredibly long, snake-like country, Chile’s unusual geography features more than 5,000km of South Pacific Ocean coast. The country is almost 4,400km long but barely more than 160km at its widest.

It is best divided into general regions, all of which offer spectacular landscapes and identities of their own.

This variety means Chile is the land where almost every activity is possible. Hiking, biking, rafting and kayaking.

Or climbing, cruising, fishing, horse riding, wine tasting.

Or simply eating great food, relaxing and exploring.


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