what to pack

packing list

Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable for Zimbabwe throughout the year. For your Zimbabwe safari, pack lightweight clothing in light, neutral colours (but not white as it gets dirty very easily). Include a warm jacket or fleece in your suitcase for evening game drives as well as a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

  • Good quality sunglasses – preferably polarised
  • Light scarf – for hot and cold weather
  • Sun hat
  • Golf-shirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved cotton shirts
  • Shorts/skirts
  • Long trousers/slacks
  • Underwear (sports bra recommended on game drives as the roads can be bumpy and uneven) and socks
  • Good walking shoes (running/tennis shoes are fine)
  • Sandals
  • Swimming costume
  • Warm anorak or parka, scarf & gloves (it can get cold at night and early morning)
  • Light rain gear for the rainy months
  • Camera and video equipment with plenty of memory cards and spare batteries
  • If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case your eyes get irritated by the dust
  • Binoculars (night vision binoculars are not essential but highly recommended if your safari includes night activities)
  • Relevant bird book or app if you are a keen birder
  • Personal toiletries
  • Malaria tablets 
  • Moisturising cream & suntan lotion
  • Insect repellent e.g. Tabard, Peaceful Sleep, Rid, Jungle Juice, etc
  • Basic medical kit (aspirins, plasters, Imodium, antiseptic cream and anti-histamine cream, etc)
  • Tissues/”Wet Wipes”
  • Visas, tickets, passports, money and important documents
  • A good torch and spare batteries
  • Padlocks for your luggage during international and regional flights
  • Mobile phone
  • Torch and reading head-lamp

Please note that bright colours and white are NOT advised whilst on safari. We advise that you wear neutral coloured clothes – brown, tan, khaki, green etc.


Jonathan Retzlaff

Owner of South East Africa Safaris Ltd

Rua Eduardo Modlane | Luxus Complex

Vilanculos 1100



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