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What to bring on an African Safari

Good quality sunglasses - preferably polarized. Tinted fashion glasses are not good in strong  light
Sun hat
Safari-shirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved cotton shirts
Shorts/skirts

Long trousers/slacks
Track suit
More formal attire for your stay at prestigious city hotels or on one of the luxury trains.
Underwear and socks
Good walking shoes
Sandals
Swimming costume
Warm winter jersey /jacket
Warm Anorak or Parka and scarf / gloves for the cold winter months (May to September)
Light rain gear for summer months (late November to April)
Camera equipment and plenty of batteries
If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case you get irritation from the dust
BINOCULARS - ESSENTIAL (and Newman's bird book if you are keen)
Personal toiletries (basic amenities supplied by most establishments)
Malaria tablets (if applicable)
Moisturizing cream & sun screen
Insect repellent e.g. Tabard, Rid, Jungle Juice, etc.
Basic medical kit (aspirins, plasters, Imodium, antiseptic cream and Anti-histamine cream etc.)
Tissues/"Wet Ones"
Visas, tickets, passports, money etc.
Waterproof/dustproof bags/cover for your cameras.
Please note that bright colours and white are NOT advised whilst on safari
Please remember that there may be a restriction on luggage limits on your safari – please ensure that you have the details from us according to your itinerary and ask us ahead of time if you would like details on the feasibility and costs of taking excess luggage with you on any of these restricted luggage safaris.

Taxidermists & Trophy Transportation

Tinashe will see to it that our client’s trophies are skinned and prepared according to the correct methods. Tinashe will also obtain the necessary permits to convey the export of our client’s trophies and see to it that the trophies are delivered in good shape and order. Trophies can be forwarded to a taxidermist in South Africa for full taxidermy work, or exported in a raw prepared state to the client’s taxidermist in their home country.

Important information concerning taxidermy work:
Packaging only one client per crate. This is a new arrangement required by the USA.
Trophies must remain in South Africa for a minimum of 90 days before shipping.
Warthogs can cause a delay in shipping if the state Veterinarian of the area is not available to issue transport permits.


Please note that these taxidermy rates are quoted in USA dollars.
Shipping costs can only be finalized by the time trophies are dropped off.
Payment of a deposit to the taxidermist will ensure that your work goes on the production line.
No raw rodents may be exported.
Warthogs must be packed in a separate crate.
Raw and processed products cannot be shipped together.

It is important to choose a taxidermy that will create a realistic trophy so that your experience can last for years and you can enjoy your mounts like they were in the wild. We work closely with expert taxidermy for the mounting of trophies in South Africa and aboard.

Shopping

South Africa is known for its great shopping and variety of African arts. Clients will spend the day browsing through African flea markets and experiencing true African culture while buying very well made African arts at good prices.

Tours

At Tinashe we are also able to make arrangements for your non-hunting, site seeing trips. A lot of clients like to see a bit more of Southern Africa while here, and we take care of the arrangements for you. Trips vary from 3-14 days, and most non-hunting partners enjoy a short trip while the guys are hunting. Recommend and popular trips are Cape Town (Wine Route), The Lost City (Sun City), Victoria Fall (Elephant back safaris and water sports) and Kruger Park. The trips are tailor made to your requests, and there are no hassles with big tourist groups, etc. Tinashe caters and tailor makes for every destination. Just contact the office for the recommended destinations and queries.

Spa

We offer our guests the opportunity to journey into a sensory and tactile experience that will leave you fresh, relaxed and revived. Tinashe Spa will pamper and spoil you with a variety of treatments.

Video & DVD Production

Having a safari professionally filmed is an extremely worthwhile supplement to the actual hunt. Considering the price of a safari, it’s an affordable service and well worth the price.
So when planning your next African adventure, consider the worthwhile service and ensure that your experience can be passed down to future generations.
Your film will be a complete adventure DVD that shows day by day activities, the hunting location and accommodation while you are on your safari.
There is no better way to remember your hunting adventure than recording it on DVD. Photographs and video give you the ability to relive the experience for many years to come.

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