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What should I pack for a Safari in Zambia?

What should I pack for a Safari in Zambia?

When packing for a safari in Zambia, it’s important to consider the specific requirements and recommendations for the trip. Here’s a suggested packing list keeping in mind the soft bag weight limitation of 20 kg and the availability of free laundry in the camps:


  • Lightweight, breathable, and neutral-colored clothing for hot weather
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against sunburn and insects
  • T-shirts, shorts, and skirts for daytime wear
  • Sweater or jacket for cooler evenings
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Sandals or flip-flops for relaxing in camp
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection
  • Swimsuit (if there are swimming opportunities)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sleepwear

Outdoor Gear:

  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Hat with a strap to keep it secure during game drives
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (preferably eco-friendly)
  • Lightweight rain jacket or poncho


  • Personal medications
  • Travel adapter and chargers for electronic devices
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
  • Cash, credit cards, and necessary travel documents (e.g., passport, visas)

Remember to pack efficiently and avoid overpacking, as you will have limited space in a soft bag. Plan your outfits based on the duration of your safari (3-4 days) and the availability of free laundry services in the camps. Layering clothing is recommended to adapt to changing weather conditions throughout the day.

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