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Expedition Nambia Kit List

Personal equipment requirements for working and living in the African bush are thankfully few. All specialist items of bush camping equipment will be provided by the host support group. In certain areas we are required to sleep under canvas due to the very real “large game” presence, in others we will sleep under the stars (optional). Below you will find all the relevant equipment listed for living and working in the bush.

Bushcraft Expeditions is aware that some items of equipment are environment specific and may not be used again, this can add considerably to an expedition cost. To that end wherever possible we will provide that equipment inclusive in the price for use on our expeditions. Those items are as follows:

Equipment provided in-country by Bushcraft Expeditions:

This equipment will be loaned to expedition members on arrival in Namibia:

  • Safari style tents.
  • Waterproof bed roll and mattress (swag) quilt, pillow and towel.
  • Machete/Panga.
  • Axes

Clothing you will need to bring:

When working in the bush (during the season in which the expedition takes place) it can be very hot, dry and dusty. Special precautions need to be taken to protect from the effects of the sun. The flora of the area is also something we have to contend with, hook-like thorns can easily tear clothing and sharp rocks can rapidly shred boots. Below is a list of equipment that you will require to make life in the bush comfortable:

Training and work clothing

  • Large brimmed sun hat or similar
  • "Cargo" type trousers (2 pairs)
  • Long sleeve cotton shirt (2)
  • Synthetic thin socks (2 pairs)
  • Walking socks (3 pairs)
  • Underwear
  • Desert or Jungle boots obtainable from the following shops: (See additional information)
  • Belt

Evening/relaxation wear

  • Shorts (cargo type)
  • Cotton “T” shirt (2)
  • Sandals or lightweight foot wear
  • Underwear
  • Warm fleece or similar (the evenings can become chilly)
  • Flip-flops

Equipment you will need to bring:

  • Holdall or rucksack (equipment is carried on top vehicles between locations)
  • Water bottle (1 ltr min) and mug
  • Knife, fork and spoon
  • Billy can (preferable) or mess tin (for cooking over open fires)
  • Fixed blade sheath type knife
  • Small pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Small day-sack
  • 10 metres of strong nylon cord
  • Note book and pencil
  • Wash bag
  • Camelbak water bladder or similar
  • Binoculars or scope (optional, but recommended)
  • Water bag (min 6 ltr)
  • Orienteering compass
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume

Personal Medications

  • Small personal medical kit containing plasters, aspirin etc
  • Lip salve
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito repellent


  • Passport


All expedition members should contact their doctor for advice on Malaria prophylaxis and any other vaccinations required for Namibia.