What to Bring

WHAT TO BRING FOR A SAFARI HOLIDAY IN RWANDA

If you are planning for a safari in Rwanda, there are several things to bring in order to make your holiday a success.

  • Binoculars will greatly enhance game drives and forest walks, as will a good field guide to East African birds.
  • Bring a camera and an adequate stock of film. Print film is available but transparency film is not. Toiletries and other essentials can be bought in the cities.
  • Luggage and bags: Use your canvas carry-on, not necessarily a bag with wheels. You’ll find yourself carrying your bag up stairs.
  • Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring long skirts and long pants, walking sandals and hiking boots, short and long sleeve blouses. You can have your clothes laundered and pressed for a few dollars at nice, local hotels.
  • Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a product like “Sting-Eaze” for nettle scratches, mosquito repellent, and handiwipes to use as wash-cloths.
  • Photo Equipment: On the gorilla trail, I wished I’d suffered the extra weight of a better camera lens. If you have nice camera equipment, this is the time to bring it along.
  • Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For hiking, Tencel pants worked great; they dont pick up briars and nettles as jeans do. And, when they got wet, they dried quickly. Good hiking boots are a must. Otherwise, you will slip and slide.
  • Miscellaneous: Bring two or three bottles of water for a gorilla hike; you’ll be happy to have it.

More so if you have more holidays after your safari packages you can come with sports attires that you can you use to engage in sports activities like foot ball, athletics among others so boots and jerseys are vital.

 PACKING FOR GORILLA TREKKING

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy boots, you will be climbing up a volcano. Rain gear or at least rain pants, you will be entering the rain forest on the mountain. Leather palm gloves, you will encounter many stinging nettle plants.

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