Africa Hunting Safari Gear List – True Hunts

This article is one of many from our Africa Hunting Safari Prep Series

Africa Hunting Gear List
*Gear may vary based on time of year and by lodge*

1.) 2 long sleeve shirts (I like the Sitka core light weight, Sitka ascent, Kuiu Tiburon or some other light weight breathable shirt)

2.) 2 short sleeve shirts

3.) 1 light weight jacket or vest, I use this in the morning if it is chilly and off on a stalk (Kuiu guide and Sitka jetstream work nicely. Do not tear easily if hung up in some brush)

4.) 1 light weight but high quality rain jacket. Chances are it won’t rain but it they work great as a wind breaker while riding in the back of the truck.

5.) 1 insulated jacket that you can wear under your rain jacket

6.) 2 pairs of long pants (I really like the prana zion)

7.) 2 pairs of shorts

8.) 1 pair of insulated pants (Kuiu attack pants or Sitka timberline pants pants)

9.) 4 sets of underwear

10.) 6 pairs of medium weight hiking socks

11.) 1 sweatshirt (mainly for sitting around camp fire)

12.) 1 pair of gloves

13.) 1 pair lodge shoes/slippers (crocs are great)

14.) 1 hat

15.) 2 pairs of shoes (I like having one set for harder hiking such as in the mountains and one set for more mellow ground. The less tread the quieter and a thicker sole helps to protect your feet from thorns. I like a pair of under armour


1.) light weight binoculars no larger than 10×42 and a chest harness or a sling

2.) Camera, spare batteries/SD cards

3.) A small day bag, under 2,000 cubic inches and no frame necessary

4.) One head lamp and flash light with spare batteries

5.) A soft gun case, if you are bringing your own rifle

6.) Sunglasses

7.) Personal toiletries

8.) Insect repellent

9.) Sunscreen

10.) Reading material (essential if you will be hunting blinds)

11.) Tobacco products if you use them (there is no chewing tobacco sold there)

12.) Lip balm

13.) Medication

14.) Extra glasses/contacts

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About Jimmy Oswald

Jimmy has worked on two privately owned ranches in Texas guiding deer and exotic hunts. He is operations manager for one of the largest wilderness outfitters in North America, guiding elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain goats. Jimmy has also traveled to British Columbia with hunters for grizzly and to “The Dark Continent” where the African wildlife, culture, and beauty has captured his love for adventure.

Jimmy earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science Pennsylvania State University.


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