Carry-On Only Packing List for South Africa and Victoria Falls
Another “Trip of a Lifetime” to see The Big 5 at Kruger National Park, South Africa with a quick detour to see Victoria Falls. We’re so excited!!! We planned 20 Days in Kruger National Park back in September 2013. We still have to get our last series of Twinrix (travel immunization shots for HepA/B) for the trip.
24 Days and Counting! Packing is 80% Done.
- LTM5 Airflo Hat by Tilley – Guaranteed for life not to wear out; Insured against loss; and has a secret pocket
- Canon PowerShot SX50 HS – 50x Optical Zoom (1200mm equiv.) plus, it’s lighter than DSLR with extra lenses to carry
- Quik Pod Monopod – can get it wet and can hold a camera between 4.4lbs (handheld) – 7.7lbs (ground supported)
- Sherpa 50 Solar Kit by Goal Zero – Not knowing how often we can juice up our electronics, we’ll use the power of the sun.
- Mosquito Pyramid Net with InsectShield – I plan to hang this over/around my bed. No matter where I go, bloodsuckers love me.
- Spark SpII Sleeping Bag by Sea to Summit – Lowest average in Johannesburg for June was 30°F and this bag is quoted at keeping you warm at 35°F. I’ll be putting that to the test.
- Cocoon Silk MummyLiner – protects the sleeping bag from getting dirty but also says, “…it feels cool in the summer and is warm in the winter.”
- Digi Hauler 44L by Eagle Creek – After researching what the most popular Carry-On Luggage was accepted by airlines, I liked this because I can secure my iPad or Laptop
- Skin So Soft Bug Guard Towelettes by Avon – I like that it’s DEET free
- Scrubba Wash Bag – doubles to protect the electronics from dust or just keep things waterproof
- GoGirl Female Urination Device – I admit it, I’m so public restroom phobic
- Backpack Protector by Pacsafe – Not necessarily just to deter people from going through our stuff but I hear monkeys visit your safari tents and can wreak havoc
- iPad – with movies, books and magazines for the long flights
- Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
- Sea to Summit Clothesline -only 2 of 4 accommodations we have planned at Kruger has laundry facilities so this will be used in combination with the Scrubba wash bag.
- Travel Vest by Scottevest – I’ll be wearing this on the flight. With plans to travel light with a carry-on only, I’ll be putting the 17 pockets in this vest to good use
- Therm-a-rest Compressible Pillow – compact, portable comfort
- All in One Adapter Plug with Usb Charger
- Malaria Pills
- Winter Cap with Ear Flaps – for those chilly evenings
- 3 long sleeves, 3 t-shirts, socks, bras…
– 160 lumen
So I’m 80% done for this winter visit to South Africa. What would you bring?