Kruger, Swaziland Safari and the Drakensberg
South Africa, Discovery, 13 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €2,235 (land only) - from $2,580 (land only)
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of each persons trek bag during the trip should be no more than 12 kgs.
You must bring the following items:
Sleeping bag comfort rating to 5°C
Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
Trainers / sneakers or sandals for camp
Trekking trousers (trekking pants)
Thermal base layer shirts
Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt with collar (for sun protection)
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sunhat with wide brim
Daypack c.25 - 30 litres
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre (2 pint) x2
Several strong plastic bags to keep items separate and dry
Washbag and toiletries
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Basic First Aid Kit Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids), and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), antihistamine cream and tablets, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
The following items are optional:
Insect repellant (DEET)
Sleeping bag liner
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, media, spare batteries
A foam camping mattress is provided for the camping nights. Camp chairs have back rests.
Neutral colours, like khaki are ideal for game the walks.