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Mr. Harper's Safari Suitcase

Mr. Harper's Safari Suitcase

Following in the footsteps of Andrew Harper and the February 2012 Hideaway Report, a special luxury safari issue, we have compiled a packing guide suited for a similar journey.

"On safari, everyone remembers to take a camera — although many people neglect the mandatory 400mm lens — forgetting that the truly essential piece of equipment is a pair of good binoculars. Friends who own safari camps have traditionally sworn by Leitz products. However, if money is no object, I suggest you opt for Swarovski’s EL 8.5×42. Also remember to take your own bird identification books and field guides: The lodges never have enough copies." – A.H.  

Here is a suggested packing list for an African safari:

What to Pack

  • Swarovski EL 8.5x42 binoculars
  • Canon 400mm camera lens
  • Tumi soft luggage for light airplanes (there are weight and size restrictions)
  • Filson multi-purpose carry-on piece
  • Ralph Lauren safari clothing in light neutral colors for breathability and coverage
  • Ray-Ban Craft Outdoorsman sunglasses
  • A few good books and the obligatory field guide if you plan to bird watch
  • Williams-Sonoma travel corkscrew to enjoy the spectacular South African wines
  • Platter's South African wine guide for the iPhone View the guidebook and product details on

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