What to bring on a safari
- Though Botswana temperatures are very high, Maun can sometimes become very cold and temperatures can go down to 9 degrees Celsius. So it is advisable to bring very warm clothing. Long sneakers, binoculars, enough batteries for your cameras, assorted camera adaptors to be able to fit in our charging system.
- Clients are advised also to take their malaria medication, to bring mosquito repellants. The Okavango delta has a lot of mosquitoes which breeds in this water lands but carriers of malaria.
- We do not prepare visas for our clients, so clients are advised to get their own visas when they book with us.
Please, remember the following items (and many more) coming on safari to Botswana:
- Your passport
- Valid visa if necessary
- Malaria tablets (consult with your doctor or tropical clinic)
- Tropical strength insect repellent
- Inoculations are not required but some might be advisable: hepatitis, tetanus….
- Hat and sunglasses
- In winter warm clothing such as thermal tops and long cotton tops
- Comfortable shoes, good walking shoes that covers up to the heels.
- Good flash light with batteries and spare batteries
- Photo or video camera with spare batteries and enough film or memory cards, tapes, and chargers. When out in the wild, you will need lots of spare batteries and memory cards though we have solar panel and inventors that we take along for our clients to charge their Cameras.
- Binoculars, especially if you are interested in birds
- Guests need to have travel insurance and medical aid. We need to be informed of medical aid details in advance
Dos and don’ts
Bear in mind that most animals allow vehicles to approach them much closer than people on foot. If you get out of your vehicle or walk towards animals they become more nervous- with unpredictable results. It is illegal to get out of your vehicle in National Parks and Game Reserves, except in designated areas.
Most of waters though regarded as safe for drinking, check with your Guide however we recommend you to buy and drink purified water.
Wear “neutral” or bush colors if on a guided walk: khaki, olive-green, even grey and brown. Camouflage might Be considered a little excessive… The color of what you wear on your game drives in vehicles or in boat or Dug-out canoes are not as important.
DON’T Approach dangerous animals too closely (even those seemingly unconcerned by your proximity). Give them room to maneuver.
DON’T speak too loudly or shout in the bush in the presence of animals. You don’t have to be quite like mice, but loud voices can make animal’s nervous, move away quickly or, in the case of potentially dangerous animals, even aggressive.