Equipment

We have researched very carefully and through Charles broad experience of overland expeditions, we have refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is not absolutely identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.

All Safari Drive guests are briefed at our bases where we will run through the equipment with you. This gives you a chance to choose more or less equipment at no additional cost. All trips include satellite telephones at no extra charge with free calls to Safari Drive (or our bases).

We always ensure you have all the essential kit (and some nice extras) for your trip, so camping, eating out (and drinking) are a joy. We also provide you with a small starter kit of a few basic essentials (salt, pepper etc) to which you can then add your own supplies along the way, particularly fresh fruit, vegetables and meat.

  • vehicle equipment

    Satellite phone long range fuel tanks wheel brace vehicle documents vehicle handbook Garmin Satnav with Tracks4Africa for journeys in southern & eastern Africa two batteries /split charge system fire extinguisher Engel fridge water Tanks roller draws spade & axe tyre pressure gauge tow rope or strap tyre pump pair of warning triangles bottle jack vehicle awning fitted camping light
  • camping kit

    Tents & bedding Double roof tent & mattress * Sheets, duvets & duvet covers Ground tent & beds Pillows & pillowcases Under blankets Towels & extra blankets Cutlery & crockery Soup bowls Dinner plates & side plates Coffee mugs Tumblers Table knives & forks Dessert spoons & teaspoons Kitchen equipment Table cloth & tea towels Kettle Chopping board Fish slice Serving spoons & long fork Wooden spoons Kitchen knives Wine glasses Cafetiere Thermos Flask Potato peeler Garlic crusher Tin opener & bottle opener Kitchen scissors Tuppaware (various sizes) Egg box Bread knife & chopping board Colander Saucepans & frying pan Utility Washing up bowls Washing up liquid Loo rolls & kitchen roll Mosquito coil / spray Kitchen foil Fire lighters & matches Dishcloths & pan scrubbers Fire wood General equipment Fridge & (or) cool boxes Gas bottle Table & chairs Braai grill Bungie cords Rechargeable light Fuel cans Fire gloves Washing up cloths Candles & holders Clothes line & pegs First aid kit Satellite phone
  • basic food supply

    The basic starter pack is to help you on your way. Contents may vary from region to region but the following is a good indication of the kinds of things we supply. A pack of sweet biscuits A pack of savoury biscuits Nuts Travel sweets A bottle of wine 6 litres of water Salt Grinder Pepper Grinder Kilner Jar of Coffee Kilner Jar of Sugar Kilner Jar of Tea Bags Long life Milk (500ml) Tin Foil Zip Lock Bags Kitchen Roll Fire Lighters Matches Black Rubbish Bags Dish Washing Liquid Washing Up cloth Pot Scrubber Pad - nylon & metal Tea Towells Safari Drive will also do your food shopping for you on request. We will send you a guide list of what is available and you can pay for your food locally at your briefing.
  • the roof tent

    When our clients are asked about their Safari Drive experience they often comment that the roof tent was one of their most memorable parts of the trip. The roof tent provides a unique experience, allowing confident, comfortable and secure sleeping in areas of real wilderness. Providing great star gazing opportunities as well as a great place to lie and admire the view, the tents couldn't be easier to use and can withstand the most extreme weather and rains that even Africa can throw at them.

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