Suitcase or duffel (20kg/44lb max for internal flights)
Day pack for daily activities and easy access (rain cover is nice)
Waterproof plastic bags for storing clothing and gear (ziplocs work)
Packing cube, compression bag, clear toiletry bag for airplane
Money belt, security pouch, document organizer
Store electronics in sealed water-proof bags (double bagged if possible).
Headlamp or flashlight
Camera, lenses, filters, memory disks (you will not be able to download)
Video camera, tapes/disks
GPS (for Geocaching)
Calculator (for currency conversion)
Quality camera with long lens
Wide brimmed hat with strap
Animal and bird guide books
On your safari, take along any items you need for the day in a separate day pack: sunglasses, camera and video (lenses, batteries, disks, tapes), binoculars, water, snacks, bandana, hat, wet-wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
Camping safaris: Sleeping bag
Nail clippers, file, brush
Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
Moist towelettes (handi-wipes)
Lotion (Badger foot balm is also helpful)
Hairbrush, comb, mirror
Small towel and washcloth
Lip balm with sunscreen
Games, toys, books
Gifts for local children
You really only need one first aid kit in your travel group, so coordinate with your travel companions.
Airline tickets, e-tickets (make sure name on ticket matches name on passport)
Copy of Almak Tours’ travel itinerary
Medical insurance card
Make copies of passport, visas, drivers license, airline tickets/schedule, travel itinerary, credit cards (front and back), travelers checks’ numbers, frequent flyer numbers, travel insurance, and emergency contact information. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a travel companion’s luggage and email them to yourself (or Google Docs).