Luggage & Visas

If you are going on a safari during your stay in Africa, you should make every effort to pack your belongings into one large waterproof duffel bag or backpack and one ‘carry on’ style bag for cameras, valuables and day trips. Chances are you will have limitations in your safari vehicle and, in some cases, travel on small aircraft (if part of your itinerary) limits you to 15 kgs / 33 pounds. If you plan on doing a lot of souvenir shopping, you might consider carrying another bag tucked in your suitcase to help judge your limits. You will want to ensure you check with your airline carrier as to their baggage allowances and conditions.


If you are doing a lot of traveling and need to carry more than the suggested items, keep in mind that you may be required to leave them at the town hotel. Laundry service in Africa is often a bargain.


On your international flight, pack as if the airline might lose your bags. Keep things you will need right away in your carry-on. It seldom happens, and almost always the bags arrive a couple of days later, but this way, if the bags do not arrive with you, you will be able to continue on your safari while the airline finds them.



You will need visas for entry to Kenya and Tanzania. Though you can get these in Africa, your travel will go smoother if you get them in advance through the respective embassies.

Make a photocopy or list of the following items:

  • passports (including the page with the visa stamped in them and the pages with photos and data),

  • plane tickets,

  • proof of your yellow fever vaccination,

  • list of all medications you might require,

  • listing of all travelers’ cheque numbers,

  • list of serial numbers for cameras, etc.


Keep this list someplace apart from where you keep these other items..

Above all, keep track of your passport above all. The loss of a passport can destroy your trip and cost considerable money during the time required to replace it.

In the case of lost luggage:

We naturally hope you don’t lose your bags, but it does happen. If your bags do not show up, do the following:

  • Report the problem to your air carrier INSIDE THE AIRPORT at the Baggage Claim – before passing through Customs and fill out the required paperwork.

  • Request compensation for your inconvenience (often $50.00 for emergency purchases and a bag with simple toiletries and a tee shirt)

  • Ask them when they expect the bag will arrive and tell them where you will be based on your itinerary.

  • Leave the keys and/or combinations with the airline so they can clear the bags through customs.

  • Ask the airline to go with you to advise Customs Officer that bags were lost so there will be no problems further in getting your bags cleared when they arrive. Tell your safari driver and ask his office to work with the airline to get your bags to you as quickly as possible. 

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