BOTSWANA TRAVEL: PACKING & SAFARI CHECKLISTS

Advice on Malaria and what to pack for a Botswana safari - clthes & photographic gear
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MALARIA
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Malaria is caused by a parasite carried within only the Anopheles mosquito.

Only female mosquito's feed on blood, male mosquito's feed on plant sap and are silent.

Mosquito's are most active during the warmer summer months (October to April), at night and especially early evening.

Visitors to Northern Botswana must take prophylactics as prescribed by their doctor and to use repellent during the most active times. Camps do supply repellent, Mosquito netting and also mosquito coils for use in the tents.

As lights attract any insect, guests are advised not to leave lights on in the tents while they are not inside.

 

 

SAFARI PACKING LIST
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- Adequate supply of underwear and
socks
- Jacket
- Scarf/gloves
- Sunhat
- Swimsuit
- Sunglasses
- Sandals (optional but recommended)
- Good Walking shoes
- 12kg Capacity bag
- Malaria tablets - consult a
pharmacist or Doctor
- Gratuities at your own discretion
(suggested USD 10.00 per day

PHOTOGRAPHY
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A safari would not be complete without one taking photographs, after all there is a saying "Leave only footprints, take only memories".

We would recommend ASA 100 - 400 film if you intend taking print. If you intend taking slide then ASA 50 - 100 would be best.

If at all possible it is always best to have a camera with a zoom facility. The zoom enables one to take, "the animal out of the bush" so to say.

The ideal size zoom is 300 millimetres or bigger, however due to the costs of these lenses any zoom facility is better than none.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PACKING LIST
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- Camera
- Lenses(100-300mm recommended)
- Tripod/ monopod (recommended for
enthusiasts)
- Film(100/200 ASA recommended -
available in the camp curio shops)
- Flash unit
- Spare camera batteries
- Video Camera
- Spare Video batteries
- Binoculars
- Blank tapes (not available in the

NIGHT SKIES
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Some of the star constellations that can be seen in the Botswana night skies during the summer months.

Great Square
Orion
Leo

Some of the star constellations that can be seen in the Botswana night skies during the winter months.

Southern Cross
Scorpio

Some of the planets that can be seen during the year in the Botswana night skies.

Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn

The dry winter months are particularly good for stargazing. This is primarily because there are no clouds and the crisp winter air makes for clear viewing.

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Malaria | Safari Packing List | Photography | Photographic Packing List | Night Skies

Government, Symbols & Currency | Water | Diamonds & Mining
Agriculture | Population | Culture & Traditions | Bushman Rockart | Wildlife & Conservation
Access & Travel | Visa Requirements | Border Posts | Distances & Travelling times via Road
Air Charters