Packing a Checklist for Your Next African Safari

The following article was contributed by one of this blog's collaborators. One of the more underrated and underappreciated skills of the experienced traveller, proper packing can make or break any trip. To those who spend a lot of time on the road, packing is an area in which we take particular pride, and it can be one of the more crucial elements of special excursions. Each destination, climate and locale may require its own clothing and other items.  This is especially important if the excursion takes you a good distance from civilization.   An African safari is the perfect example of this. A safari is not like an American road trip, a Caribbean resort or a European city, and the items you bring should accordingly reflect the difference. Africa is rugged and unforgiving, but it can also be one of the most memorable and exciting journeys of a lifetime for those who come prepared. If you have been on safari before, you may be well aware of these facts. But … [Read more...]