Most important items to bring on your African overlanding experience

Jambo rafiki! 🙂

Today’s Day – 1 until I depart for Africa on my amazing overlanding experience, yipie! 🙂 Here’s a video on some of the most important items to pack for such a trip.

Enjoy! 😉

Let’s recap what was highlighted in the video. Here’s the top 10 list:

1. Travel Documents

  • E-ticket/plane ticket.
  • Travel voucher.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Certificate of vaccination. Check out my “Top 10 Things to Bear in Mind” article for more info on the matter.
  • Passport.

2. Security Items

  • Money belt (to be kept inside your pants).
  • combination lock or padlock.
  • YKK zips (choose chain zippers on your duffel bag; incredibly strong and more secure).

3. Lamps

  • Good torch or headlamp.

4. Hydration

5. Plugs

6. Sun Protection

  • Rogue hat.
  • Good sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen lotion (factor 20 minimum).
  • Lip ice.

7. Practical Tool

  • Pocket knife/Swiss army knife (used as a bottle opener, to cut things, etc).

8. Bugs & Insects

  • Mosquito repellent (should contain at least 30 % of DEET).
  • Mosquito net + coils.

9. Optical Instruments

10. Wildlife Guides


I travel with Acacia Africa on this African safari expedition. For more information on this amazing trip, visit the 58-day Ultimate African Overlander.


2 Responses to Most important items to bring on your African overlanding experience

  1. Michael Theys November 18, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Asante sana Johan! 😉


  2. Johan Knols November 18, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Hello Michael,

    I wish you an awesome time during your trip.

    There are two more thing I would take on an overlanding safari.
    1. A small kit with eye-ointment and some band-aid.
    2. A book. You will be traveling a lot and not all areas are as interesting.

    Safari Njema…….

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