Preps & 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