Safari Baggage Requirements

International Baggage Allowance – KLM and Kenya Airways

Carry-On Baggage

2 Bags (a wheel along and a purse) with a combined weight of 12kg
55x35x25 cm
40x30x15 cm

Hold Baggage

2 Bags 23kg each
L+W+H = max 158

Local Baggage Allowance – 
For internal Flights to and from game parks

Combined Hold and Carry restriction of 15kg

We provide several options:

  • Baggage can go overland and our driver will meet you at the next destination,
    we can provide a quote for this. For our group photo safaris this is INCLUDED
  • Notify us in advance and book a freight luggage seat:
     1-10kgs – $60, 11-20kgs -$100, 21-30kgs -$165

Photography Gear – Transport Tips

My typical plan for airline transport is to pack camera bodies (incl. batteries and chargers) in a carry on bag. I add a general travel lens 28-300mm along with batteries and chargers. Additionally a full size laptop, removable drives and a external back up drive. Although I have a custom camera pull along I prefer a regular wheeled backpack with shoulder straps as it is less obvious to be housing expensive gear. Todays professional camera bodies and lenses are well built and protected against dust etc. So extensive padding isnt needed.

Within the backpack I place my favorite shoulder bag. A tiny Lowepro Streamline 150. It can fit a full frame body and compact zoom plus accessories. It folds almost flat but can expand and has around 7 compartments.

shoulder bag
 safari packing ideas

Larger lenses lenses over 400mm go in my checked baggage. Most people are shocked by this but over 30 years of travelling to every continent i haven’t had anything stolen or broken with any airline in any class of ticket. A medium size bag will also hold a full size tripod such as my Gitzo with the head removed.

hard shell case

My hold luggage is a hard case bag, that you can pick up from anywhere. Mine is from Walmart. Beyond protection the hard shell is also easier to clean and retains less African dust then the cloth/soft covered bags. Anyone who has done a real safari will know that dust is abundant.

Got questions about our tours?


How long have you been in business for?

With over three decades of expertise in the safari and photography industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer you an unparalleled safari experience, ensuring the finest photography opportunities available.

Do I have to be a professional photographer?

Our tours are open to everyone. Irrespective of your interest level or camera gear we guarantee you will improve your skills and have fun.

How often are your tours available?

Due to the rainy season and wildlife proximity, our group tours are scheduled Sept-March, June-August. Outside of these times, we create custom tours to meet individual needs.

Can I bring my non-photographer family and friends?

Our tours are designed for everyone to enjoy the safari experience. If traveling with someone you will not only save on your combined tickets but if there are three or more of you in your group you also have a dedicated vehicle and driver all to yourself.

Is it safe on safari?

The safari business has had over 100 years to perfect rules and regulations.  Drivers and companies are insured and receive formal training covering topics like how close they can get to animals, driving off-road, etc. For guests, there are restrictions concerning venturing out of vehicles and camps. Mostly it’s just common sense.

I am traveling alone on my first safari, what tour do you recommend?

We have many single guests coming on our small group tour. It will allow you space to enjoy your trip but also the opportunity to meet like-minded travelers and experience a safe, amazing adventure.

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