In March we can experience comfortable night temperatures and warm days. Average temperatures vary between approx. 19ºC and 30ºC.
CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR
- Wind jacket/rain jacket
- Thinner fleece jacket or lighter pullover
- Large brim hat or cap for protection against the sun
- Casual trousers and shorts
- Shirt with long sleeves to protect from sun, mosquitoes and dust
- A pair of comfortable hiking shoes/trainers offering good support
- Comfortable sandals
- Nicer tops/shirts for dinner – optional, informal dress code
Please note that discreetly coloured clothing is preferable, for example earthy colours, especially when we are among wild animals. Wear trousers when you on nature walks, especially through high grass, as protection against bites and ticks.
- A backpack to bring on excursions
- A small flashlight/headlight
- Good pair of binoculars
- Copies of your passport, tickets and the service card from your insurance company
- Any prescription medicine that you might take
- Mosquito repellent
- Sunglasses, preferably polarized
- Sun cream (SPF 30 or higher)
- Alarm clock
- Universal adapter
- Tissues/Wet Wipes
- Basic medical kit (aspirins, plasters, Imodium, anti-nausea tablets, antiseptic and antihistamine cream)
- Field guidebooks – bird and mammals
On the domestic flights the maximum baggage allowance is 20 kilos including hand luggage. Only soft bags are allowed on the small Cessna flights, no hard suitcases or bags with a metal frame are allowed.
Good binoculars are highly recommended and will add quality to your travel experience.
All binoculars are listed by power and brightness, e.g. 8x32 or 10x50. The first number indicates magnification and the second the diameter of the front lens. At least 8x-power is recommended, 8x32 or 10x42 binoculars are good choices.
“Wide-field” binoculars allow you to see a wider area making it easier to spot wildlife.
Compact models, in the 8x25 range, can fit in a pocket and are very lightweight, but sacrifice brightness and field of vision.
Rubber coated models are generally more shock resistant and some of these are also waterproof.
For many of us, photography is a natural part of travel. Therefore, we have summarised the most basic recommendations regarding photography.
Equipment: Whatever type of camera you use, make sure it is working properly before you leave home. If you have a new camera or have a camera that has not been used for a while, it is a good idea to take some pictures before travelling to ensure that it works properly. Also remember to bring your camera manual.
Batteries: Bad batteries account for the largest percentage of camera problems while travelling. For this reason, please bring extra camera batteries with you, even if the one in your camera is new.
Memory cards: Rule of thumb is to bring more memory cards than you believe you will need.
Maintenance: Particles or water can easily stick on the camera lens, which can reduce the image quality. For this reason, we recommend you bring a microfiber cloth designed for optics.
Storage: Cameras are in general sensitive to water, moisture and shock. A bag/backpack for protection is recommended.