Preps and gear

 

IMMUNIZATIONS 

Yellow Fever

Meningitis

Hep A

Hep B

Tetanus

Rabies

Thypoid Fever

Diptheria

Petussis

Polio

 

MEDICAL KIT

Painkillers

Paracetamol / Ibuprofen Celebrex

General – 

Gravol for nausea, vomiting

Lomotil for adult diarrhoea / Lacteol Fort for kids diarrhoea

Oral-rehydration sachets

Lozenges for sore throat

Gascon for excessive acid, indigestion, and gas

Antihistamines creams and tablets Zytec / Zytec D

Antibiotics Ciproxin and Amoxycilin for adults / Klacid and Augmentin for boys

Malaria prevention and treatment,  Malarone and Doxycycline (3 months usage max)

Ear drops

Eye Drops, saline

Nasal spray

Egocort Cream / Hydrocortisone for skin allergies, insect bites, ezcema

Lamisil, Canesten cream for fungal infections, itchiness, flaky skin

Fucidin, Bactroban for wound and skin infections

Flamazine for treament of boils

Diamox for altitude sickness

Methy Salicyclate for insect bites

Canesten pessary for vaginal infection

Diametapp for boys cough and cold

Cold / Flu tablets

First-aid Kit –

Dressing

Band-aid

Alcohol swabs

Antiseptic wash

Muscle balm

Phiten tape and relaxing gel

Anti-inflammation pads

Medicated oil

Peppermint oil

Motion sickness wrist bands

Others –

Hand sanitizer

Lemongrass oil

Jasmine oil

30% DEET insecticide cream / spray / patches

Permethrin insect repellent

Nopikex mosquito repellent soap (only available in Colombia !)

Tide pens

Sunscreen

Wet wipes

Bath gel / Shampoo / Conditioner

Body Lotion / Baby Powder

Toothbrush/ Toothpaste/ Floss

 

Nutrients / Supplements –

Fish oil, multivitamins, probiotics

 

Documents –

Passport size photos (40 each)

Certified true copies of passport / birth certificate / ID / marriage certificate

Immunization record (Yellow Fever mandatory in many countries)

Medical insurance claim forms

International Driving Permit

 

Treats (some long gone, by now) –

Skippy Peanut Butter with Chocolate rice crispies

Tea Bags

Starbuck coffee sachets

Coffeemate

M&M Peanut

Dark Chocolate

Energy Bars

 

Gadgets & Misc. –

1 x Binoculars (8.5 x 42)

3 x Camera

1 x Computer

1 x External hard drive

1 x iPad

1 x iPod touch

3 x Kindle

2 x Alarm clock

Head lamps/ flash lights

Rechargeable batteries / chargers ( not useful )

Night light ( not useful )

Mutli plug extension cord / Adaptors

1 x External battery charger pack

2 x Swiss knife

6 x Notebooks for journal

Guidebooks for every country visited

Thumb drives various capacity

1 x Skipping rope and resistance bands

1 x Sewing/mending kit

Ziploc bags (various sizes)

1 x Whistle

4 x Silk Sleeping bag ( with pillow insert is better )

Tide pens

 

USEFUL APPS

Kingden’s Guide to African Mammals

Mammals of Southern Africa

African Mammals (free)

Spending Tracker

XE Currency (converter)

Four Square

Trigger Trap (photography)

TT Pod (music)

English-Swahili dictionary

 

PERSONAL GEAR-

Packed in separate garment bags and into 4 suitcases – 2 soft cases and 2 hard cases

(Total 120kg, inclusive of 3 carry-on back packs)

1 x large foldable/packable bag

1 x small recycled shopping bag

Boys (each)-

1 x Hiking pants

1 x Jeans

1 x Chinos

1 x Shorts

3 x Long sleeved shirt  ( 1 too many )

1 x Safari shirt

2 x Short sleeved shirt

2 x T-shirt

2 x Long sleeved T-shirt

1 x Polo shirt

1 x Sports Shirt

1 x Sports shorts

Swim pants / solar suit / googles

2 x Pyjamas

10 x socks + underwear

1 x Hiking boots

1 x Gaiters

1 x sports shoes

1 x flip flops

1 x city shoes

2 x Hat

1 x Rain jacket

1 x Fleece

1 x Hoodie

1 x Belt

1 x sunglasses

 

Laura –

1 x Hiking pants

1 x Jeans ( darker would be better )

2 x Pants

1 x Skirt

2 x Safari shirt  ( 1 too many )

2 x Long sleeved shirt

2 x short sleeved top

3 x dress that can double up as blouse  ( 1 too many )

1 x camisole

2 x long sleeved T-shirt (round neck better than V-neck)

2 x T-shirt (100% cotton)

1 x yoga pants  ( ankle length would be better )

1 x Pyjamas / other sleepwear

5 x pair of socks

1 x hiking boots

1 x Gaiters

1 x sneakers

1 x ballerinas

1 x flip flops

1 x low pumps

2 x hat

1 x Rain jacket

1 x Hoodie

1 x Fleece

1 x Cotton Cardi

1 x Thermal top ( used only once )

1 x Safari jacket  ( given away )

1 x Large silk scarf  ( probably better in cotton )

1 x Belt

1 x Swimming costumes / solar suit / googles

1 x sunglasses

1 x “sling pack”

 

Andre –

1 x Hiking Pants

1 x Jeans

2 x Chinos

1 x Shorts

1 x Safari shirt

3 x Long sleeved shirt

2 x Short Sleeved shirt

2 x Polo shirt

2 x T-shirt

2 x Blazer

1 x Sports T-shirt

1 x Sports shorts

10 x  socks + underwear

2 x belt

2 x Pyjamas / sleepwear

1 x Rain jacket

1 x Fleece

1 x Sweater

2 x Hat

1 x Swim pants / solar suit / googles

1 x Hiking boots

1 x Gaiters

1 x Casual shoes

1 x Sports shoes

1 x flip flops

1 x sunglasses