Namibia Safari Packing List

Love it or loathe it, packing is an important part of any holiday – and none more so than a Namibia safari. There’s open air game drives, bush walks, and mountain hikes to think about, as well as swimming pools and soaring desert temperatures. And, of course, it’s all got to fit into a 15kg bag for those teeny tiny planes. But panic not – we’re here to help! This is our Namibia Safari Packing List, which will help you to survive in the Namibian wild, and more about what can make your journey even better than it’s already guaranteed to be.


Checklist Travel Documents

1. COVID certificate

2. Valid passport (check the validity and renew it if necessary)

3. Copy of passport (save digitally or keep separately from the original)

4. Visa on Arrival (not required with passport from Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

5. Insurance policy Health insurance abroad (online)

6. Vaccination card (check if you need to refresh your vaccinations)

7. Flight ticket (printout or e-ticket)

8. Travel credit card

9. Cash

10. List of emergency contacts and allergies, if applicable.

11. Optional: International driving license (if you still want to rent a car)


Checklist Electronics

1. Mobile phone with charger

2. Headphones

3. Powerbank or solar charger

4. Flashlight (preferably USB rechargeable)

5. Headlamp with red light so as not to disturb animals (preferably USB rechargeable)

6. Adapter / travel plug type M

7. Binoculars (10 to 15x magnification)

8. Optional: Camera with charger and good zoom lens

9. Optional: Laptop/Tablet/E-Reader/Kindle with charger

10. Optional: Multiple socket


Checklist Toilet Bag

1. Toothbrush

2. Toothpaste

3. Dental floss

4. Deodorant

5. Hairbrush

6. Sunscreen

7. Shaver

8. Shower gel / Soap

9. Shampoo / Conditioner

10. Nail care

11. Face lotion

12. Lip protection with UV protection

13. Tweezers

14. Hygiene articles

15. Optional: Makeup


Checklist First-Aid Kit

1. Hand sanitizer or wipes

2. Mosquito repellent

3. Painkillers

4. Diarrhoea medication

5. Wound cream

6. Plasters and blister plasters

7. Water filter or iodine disinfection tablets

8. If necessary, tablets against travel sickness


Personal Comfort Checklist

1. Backpack (make sure your hand luggage measures 55x40x20cm for the plane)

2. Sunglasses

3. Earplugs/Oropax

4. Books/Magazines

5. Headgear/Cap

6. Sleep mask

7. Travel pillow (for flights and longer journeys)


Checklist Environmentally Conscious Travel

With these little things you can actively help to avoid plastic in Namibia and simply make your contribution to environmental protection:

1. Reusable silicone tubes filled with your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

2. Reusable bottle (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)

3. Optional: reusable cup (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)

4. Optional: Stainless steel outdoor cutlery (knife, spoon, fork, chopsticks, straw)


Namibia Packing List: Clothing and Shoes

1. Underwear

2. thin socks

3. T-Shirts

4. long sleeve airy shirts

5. Longsleeves (against the sun)

6. long, light pants

7. Shorts

8. Swimwear

9. Beach dress/beach outfit

10. Scarf/multi-functional scarf

11. Hiking boots

12. Sneakers

13. Sandals/Flip Flops

14. Umbrella


Clothes For Outside At Night And Early In The Morning:

1. Warm socks

2. long sleepwear/pajamas

3. Warm sweaters

4. foldable down jacket

5. Cap & Gloves


Recommended Vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations for direct entry from Germany. However, we strongly recommend a Rabies vaccination – especially in the case of contact with wild animals. In the case of entry from a yellow fever area or stay of more than twelve hours in transit of a yellow fever area, all persons from the age of one year must have a Yellow fever vaccination prove.


For trips of less than four weeks, you should have a full poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination. Make sure that your standard immunizations are according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch-Institute are up to date.


Basically, less is more. The important documents such as passport and visa may not be missing of course. With light luggage it is easy and easier to travel. Also, with a light suitcase on the outbound flight, there is more space for travel souvenirs during the trip. With our Namibia Packing List you are definitely ready for your next trip.


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