Planning Your Safari

We’ll help you take care of everything you need before you depart so that you’re fully prepared for your African Safari!!!

Safari Checklist

 Decide on a date for your safari and contact the office for availability. Please inform us as to whether you will be using a rifle or bow. This will allow us to help you make a more informed decision regarding the dates of your adventure.

 Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your expected return date.

 Submit your forms and all required documentation.

 Pre-order your Safari style bush shirt. Your shirt will be embroidered with the Hercules Safaris logo as well as your name.

 View our Packing List

Please view our Terms and Conditions

 Confirm your hunting dates with the office via Email (minimum US/$1000 deposit required)

 Download the Terms and Conditions booking form, complete and submit via email to the office.

 Prepare for the trip of a lifetime!

Rifle Imports

If you will not be renting rifles from us, contact Adel at 00 61 862 3933 or 00 76 611 9991 of Hunters Permits Africa to help with your temporary importation paperwork and rifle permit application.

Download and fill out SAPS form 520 and the motivation letter, and download the invitation letter Emailed to you.

Acquire CBP form 4457 from our downloads page or your nearest US Customs and Border Protection office

Keep all documentation in your carry on luggage while traveling
to be presented at the airport. 

Branded Hercules Safaris Clothing

Pre-order your safari attire before your hunt commences from

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Packing List


It is unnecessary to pack excessive clothing because laundry services are provided daily. Three changes of clothes are perfectly adequate for any length of stay.
Our suggested list of clothing:

Four shirts—two long-sleeved and two short-sleeved (olive green or dark khaki)

Two long trousers

Two walking shorts

Light-weight hunting jacket

Light to medium jacket

Light raincoat

Four sets of underwear

Sweater or Sweatshirt

“Boonie” hat or other such wide-brimmed hat

Six pairs medium socks

Two pairs walking shoes

One pair of lodge slippers

One pair of gloves

Note: If you are prone to sore feet, heavier socks and a pair of sturdier hunting boots are advisable. Whatever your choice, shoe or boot, the soles should be made of rubber without lugs or cleats so that you can move quietly while stalking and tracking game. Dark-colored boots/shoes are recommended, NOT WHITE!


Light weight binoculars – preferably 7×35 or 8×32

Camera – don’t forget plenty of spare batteries and memory

Day Bag – small to medium, soft bag for carrying personal items

Good Flashlight – pack extra batteries


Rugged Pair of Sunglasses

Miscellaneous – personal toiletries, extra eyeglasses, insect repellent, good quality sunscreen (at least SPF 30), lip balm, reading material, personal tobacco products, and any personal medication.

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