Definitive Safari Packing Lists by The Safari Store

One of the critical steps in planning your African holiday is working out what to pack for safari. The Safari Store has been assisting African travellers with expert packing advice for more than ten years. Our safari packing lists are a convenient checklist of what to pack, developed by our team of specialists. This is packing for a safari - simplified.

Welcome to The Safari Store’s safari packing list tool.

If you are looking online for what to pack for safari, this must mean you are planning a trip to Africa. As a team of safari-lovers who are passionate about helping people to have the best safari holidays, we are very excited for you and look forward to assisting you with a very important stage of your trip – packing your bag.

Working out what to pack for safari doesn’t have to be daunting, but there are a few rules to follow along the way. What to take on safari can be as easy as using this convenient travel checklist. Simply put in the details of your trip and find out what African safari clothes, bags, and accessories you will need for your travels.

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Man and woman dressed in safari shirts, zip-off trousers, and knitwear and with binoculars on a walking safari in Africa

There are lots of safari packing lists out there. Why use The Safari Store?

The internet is awash with safari packing lists and safari packing advice. These days, everyone is an expert. While the personal experience of travel bloggers and magazine-type sites can be invaluable, it is important to keep in mind that a lot of advice can be guided by promotional opportunities and can be littered with inaccuracies.

The Safari Store is the brainchild Steve Adams, who used to be a safari guide and, later, a tour operator in London. This packing list is off the back of decades spent in Africa, on safari in different locations, and advising clients on what to take on their travels.

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Man and woman dressed in safari fleece and safari gilet fleece on a horse safari in Africa

How does the safari packing list tool work and what makes it special?

The Safari Store’s safari packing list collates the information from our expert advice pages into a neat, downloadable packing checklist. Customisable and intuitive, it takes the guesswork out of packing for a safari.

• Insert the type of safari, number of nights, and number of men, women, and children
• Press ‘continue’
• View your comprehensive safari packing list online, with added travel information, a timeline, and helpful advice
• E-mail the packing list to your travel party – and send a copy to yourself to print if necessary.

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Steve Adams expedition testing safari clothing on a cycle safari in Luangwa, Zambia, and showing elephant prints on the road

Want to know more about what to wear on safari for the best experience?

Want to know more about what to wear on safari and why? What are safari-friendly colours? Why do you need a soft-sided duffel bag? How important are binoculars? Our safari packing advice pages are full of helpful information around what to pack for safari, the clothes to wear on safari, and all the safari essentials.

• Read our safari clothing advice
• Read our safari luggage advice
• Read our safari binoculars advice
• Read our safari accessories advice

Man on boat checking GPS on Suunto watch while expedition testing safari clothing and gear on the Kafue River, Zambia
Man in running shoes and running clothing trail running on an active safari in Africa

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

If you didn’t find what you were looking for in our existing list of safari packing lists, we are here to help. We are happy to generate tailored, specific packing lists on request. Get in touch with us on service@thesafaristore.com and our friendly, experienced, and helpful team will assist.

Beyond safari Looking for a travel checklist for adventure travel or warm-weather destinations? By its nature, safari apparel translates well to these types of travel and our comprehensive safari packing list is a good indicator of what to pack. If you would like further advice, contact us on service@thesafaristore.com and we will try to help in every way we can.

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Man fishing in outdoor clothing made from technical fabric and a leather hat on a safari for beach and bush lovers
Canvas and leather luggage as a guide on what to pack for safari
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