TRANSFRONTIER AFRICA - Balule Conservation Project
TRANSFRONTIER AFRICA - Balule Conservation Project

Kit List

Suggested kit list/what to bring: The suggested packing list below should help with deciding what to bring to camp.  All clothing should conform to game management/industry standard (khaki and / or green). Sensible Shoes and a hat to be worn at all times. Clothes must be neat and clean. No bright colours (such as football shirts & white trainers/shoes) should be worn when out in the bush.  If you are unsure about any of this then please ask.

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm Jacket / Fleece (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (seasonal)
  • 4 x Shirts (durable and of neutral-colouration. Green or khaki)
  • 2 x T-shirts
  • 4 x Pairs shorts (green or khaki)
  • 1 x Pair trousers (green or khaki - seasonal)
  • 4 x Pairs socks
  • Comfortable Walking Boots
  • Sandals (for in camp)
  • Gloves and Beanie (seasonal)
  • Watch
  • Underwear
  • Sleeping clothes to suit
  • Headtorch/torch (with spare batteries)

Volunteers will be expected to launder their own clothes while on camp and will be able to do this using the facilities at their chalet. Each chalet has a tap and cement basin for this reason. Clothes can be cleaned in town at the laundrette, but this can take a week to be returned and sometimes not everything sent for laundry comes back!

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Towel
  • Personal Toiletries (e.g. razors, deodorant etc.)

Required:

  • Water bottle
  • Day pack
  • Binoculars

Recommended: 

  • Camera (with spare batteries and memory card)
  • Small personal first-aid kit (plasters, tweezers, analgesic tablets etc.)
  • Reading book
  • Plug-adaptor (South African 3-point ‘round’ plugs are used)
  • Battery charger if recharging is required
  • Travel wash for washing your clothes
  • R500 per week spending money
  • Positive attitude!

 

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