Packing List for Your Oxford Safari

Packing list for your Oxford Safari

The following Packing list for your Oxford Safaris is only a general guideline of what to bring on Safari. 

There is a daily laundry service except for the days of arrival/departure and when camps are changed from south to north.

Pack light ensuring you have the basic comfortable clothing/equipment and keep in mind you'll always need luggage space for African souvenirs you'll buy along the way.


• 1 Pair of good walking boots (Always worn-in)
• 1 Pair of comfortable camp shoes
• 4 Pairs of good socks
• 4 Sets of underwear
• 3 Pairs of long hunting pants (Dark Khaki/Olive Green/Cammo)
• 2 Pairs of short hunting pants (Early hunts –Mar – Apr, Sept – Oct)
• 4 Hunting shirts (Dark Khaki/Olive Green/Cammo)
• 1 Hunting Jacket (Dark Khaki/Olive Green/Cammo)
• 1 Warm sweater or jumper
• Casual wear for the evenings
• 1 Pair of gloves
• 1 Raincoat/Waterproof jacket
• Cap or Hat

Extra Gear / NOT All Mandatory

• Binoculars
• Shooting sticks if you prefer your own. Your PH will have a set available too.
• Camera/s
• USB flash drive or SD card for copying your PH’s pictures.
• Camera/Binocular lens cleaning cloth
• Flashlight/Head Lamp
• Pocket/Hunting Knife
• Sunglasses & Sun Block SPF 50 & Chapstick/Lip Balm
• Small Backpack for daily equipment while hunting (e.g. cameras, extra ammo)
• Rifle with Sufficient Ammunition UNLESS Renting
• International plug set – Conversion to South Africa 220 V
• Insect Repellant – Tick repellent preferably containing DEET.
• Extra prescription glasses/contact lenses if required
• First aid is on hand in camp and in all hunting vehicles, but it would be wise to bring your own requirements along
• Spare batteries/charger if required
• Rifle cleaning kit/Pull Trough set UNLESS Hiring.
• Prescription drugs if required.
• Toiletries
• Baby/Wet wipes for the ladies on safari
• Rifle soft case
• Taxidermy tags if you have your own Taxidermist/Shipping Instructions
• Any CITES permits you may require

Final Check List before leaving home

• Passport (With valid pages and at least 6 months validity prior to expiration)
• Air Tickets
• Rifle Import Permit Application and relevant documentation if required UNLESS Hiring.

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