Monday 26, 2018

Here’s our suggested packing list of essentials for your overlanding trip. Camping equipment is not included. No consideration has been made for special vehicle requirements or weather conditions.

For the vehicle:

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Jerry cans
  • Front and rear recovery points
  • Shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Drivetrain fluids
  • Recovery strap
  • Jack
  • Tarp
  • Tool kit appropriate to vehicle
  • Vehicle spares appropriate to vehicle
  • Full-size spare tyre
  • Spare key, hidden outside vehicle


  • Water
  • Solar protection (hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen)
  • Appropriate travel clothing
  • Identification and copy of vehicle registration
  • Cash
  • Contact list
  • Signal mirro
  • Navigation resources (map and compass minimm; GPS with e.g.  Tracks 4 Africa and local guidebooks recommended)
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit