One large kit bag, one with soft sides, is preferable. This is because bags need to be packed into trailers and possibly light aircraft if this is part of your itinerary. If your luggage is in a hard suitcase it will pose packing problems! If part of your itinerary incorporates light aircraft transfers then weight is restricted to 20kg.
Torch with spare batteries
Hat / cap
Gloves, warm fleece / jumper more for the winter months (May – Sept)
Waterproof jacket in summer months (Nov – March)
Natural coloured clothing. T-shirts, shorts, pair of lightweight long trousers and a lightweight long sleeve shirt. Long sleeves help with sun protection and mosquito protection in the evening.
Camera equipment. Binoculars, spare batteries and spare memory cards. There is no opportunity to recharge batteries or download images while on safari. Small day pack.
Personal toiletries (no toiletries are provided)
Personal medication – A first aid kit will be present throughout the safari but personal medicines must be bought for duration of safari.
Check with your personal doctor or visit the World Health Organisation (www.who.int) for up to date information.
Botswana is considered a malaria area and medication should be taken. Consult your doctor.
All our safaris include cover with Okavango Air Rescue (www.okavangoairrescue.com). They will transport medical assistance directly to you, by helicopter, should you have a medical emergency in the bush. The fully equipped helicopter with an emergency doctor to treat and stabilize you and take you to the nearest appropriate location from where further arrangement will be made.
It is compulsory that all safari guests have adequate medical insurance. All guests will be required to fill in indemnity forms and medical insurance details will be noted in the event of an emergency.
Valid passport – must have at least 6 months validity and at least 6 blank pages.
Visas – most nationalities can obtain tourism visa at the border/airport on arrival. For up to date visa requirements please check with your local embassy or travel consultant.
Okavango Mobile Safaris is run under the name Kangara Adventure Safaris. You will notice that this is the name that is displayed on the safari vehicles. Kangara Adventure safaris is owned and managed by Neil & Kate Kendrick. Neil is a citizen who was born in Maun and his wife Kate and permanent resident of Botswana. Together with their 2 children their passion and aim is to offer an authentic and affordable safari experience.
Cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage and emergency evacuation is compulsory for all our safaris.
We do not provide travel insurance.
Before you depart on safari your guide will ask for your insurance details and will ask that you sign an indemnity form. All guests must do this before departing on their safari.
It is not compulsory to tip but highly appreciated. Should you wish to tip it should reflect the level of service you have received throughout your safari.
On safari we supply:
Water 2.5l per person per day.
1 bottle red wine and 1 bottle white wine for every 2 persons at dinner.
Breakfast juice is available along with tea and coffee.
If you would prefer additional drinks then they must be purchased at your own account before the safari departs.
On safari we supply:
All meals are cooked on an open fire.
We can cater for specific dietary requirement but please advise beforehand so we have time to plan appropriately! It is important to advise of any allergies etc.
Breakfast will comprise of muesli, yogurt, boiled egg, muffins (porridge in winter!), tea & coffee, rusks, toast and jam.
Lunch will be a combination of salads and cold meats.
Dinner is 2 courses, a main and a simple pudding.
We use a 2.5 metre bow tent with built in floors and mosquito gauze at windows and entrance. Bedrolls complete with 200 thread count cotton linen, and towels, are placed on the floor. We can supply stretchers on request.
As there are no facilities out in the bush we set a drop hole toilet with pedestal and a bucket shower. The water is heated over a fire and poured into a bucket that is hoisted into a tree. Each toilet & shower is enclosed in a 1m x 1m canvas cubicle. Everything we need for safari is packed into a trailer that gets towed behind.
Our safaris have a maximum of 6 people which ensures all guests have a ‘window’ seat.
You will be accompanies by your professional guide, chef and camp assistant.