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Botswana Packing List

When travelling to Botswana, please take the bellow into consideration as a guideline for all your packing needs.

Personal Equipment

• Torch with spare batteries and bulbs (lodge safari) – a head torch (mobile safari)
• Hat/cap
• Scarf/woolly hat and gloves (especially for winter months)
• Warm jacket/fleece/jumper – windproof in winter months (May -­­Sept), waterproof in
summer months (Nov -­­Mar)
• Swimming costume
• Natural clothing (i.e. no bright colours and no white), t-shirts, shorts, a pair of light weight
long trousers and lightweight long sleeve shirt (long sleeves are extremely useful for sun
protection during the day and mosquito protection during the evening
• Bring comfortable clothes that are cool, but that can layer to keep you warm at night or on
game drives. During winter months (June through August) bring a pair of gloves and a warm
• Please note that camouflage printed clothing is fine for the bush but please do not to wear
in towns or when crossing borders.
• Comfortable walking shoes and flip flops/sandals. Ankle support boots are suggested if you
are taking part in a walking safari. In the wet season its suggest to take two pairs.
• Camera equipment, binoculars, lots of spare film, batteries and spare memory cards for
digital cameras are essential as the opportunity to download photos is limited.
• Water bottle and a small day pack for walks. Pack of cards for entertainment in afternoons.

Toiletries and First Aid

• Personal toiletries and medications in small bag, not a vanity case.
• Sunscreen
• Malaria prophylaxis
• Mosquito repellents/lotion/spray
• Water proof/zip lock bags for storing personal items and camera film to keep dust free
and/or dry.
• Personal First Aid Kit Please note: A First Aid Kit will be present throughout the safari but
personal medicines must be brought for the duration of the safari.

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You MUST bring:

• Valid passport for international travel
• Passports must be valid for at least six month. Passengers travelling to Botswana with passports, which do not comply with these requirements, will either be stopped from boarding the aircraft or risk deportation on arrival in Botswana.
• Visa if required - Citizens of Canada, the US and most European countries do not need a visa. Reconfirm travel documents requirements with your carrier before departure
• Additional form of photo ID - (e.g. driver’s license)
• Photocopy of passport, visa and travel tickets to carry separately from your travel documents
• Air tickets

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