When traveling between parks in our safari Landcruiser, your luggage can be stored in a few ways:

  • In the Landcruiser boot.
  • In the main body/seating area of the vehicle.
  • Tied securely on top of the vehicle.

The Landcruiser boot can accommodate up to three medium-sized hard case bags (up to 27 inches in height) along with some duffel bags.

Typically, our safari Landcruisers offer seven window seats for clients (although if you’re traveling solo or as a couple, you might have a Landcruiser with five window seats). If your party size is under seven, you’ll have space inside the vehicle to keep some of your luggage. However, please note that luggage inside the vehicle can limit your ability to move around easily or switch seats quickly during game drives.

Excess luggage can be secured on the top of the Landcruiser, which is suitable for transfers between parks. However, during game drives, the roof is lifted, and you’ll be standing and looking out from the open top. Luggage on top can obstruct views behind the vehicle.

Therefore, we strongly recommend packing lightly. One small soft-sided bag plus a daypack (totaling about 20 KG per person) is manageable even for groups of up to six clients in the vehicle. However, for parties of five or more, we advise against bringing hard or externally framed suitcases as they are challenging to store.

Flight Restrictions

If your tour includes flights to national parks (referred to as bush flights), it’s crucial to review the baggage policy of these flights on their respective websites. These policies are strictly enforced, and excess baggage may not be permitted.

Most bush flights have a total baggage allowance, which includes hand baggage and cameras, typically set at 15kgs per client (though this may vary slightly between airlines, so always check the specific policy for your chosen airline). Excess baggage may only be carried at the discretion of the aircraft captain, subject to available payload and space, and will be subject to applicable freight charges.

Note that hard-shell bags and large bags are generally not allowed on bush flights.

We strongly recommend checking the baggage policies for bush flights on the airline’s website (your voucher will specify the airline we’ve booked for you, or you can inquire with your sales representative) and pre-booking excess luggage if needed.

Storage of Excess Luggage

  • If your trip begins and ends at the same location, you can usually store excess luggage at your arrival/departure hotel. You can collect it after your trip concludes.

Luggage Lost by Airlines

For international flights arriving in Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda, delayed luggage arrival is not uncommon.

To be prepared for such situations, we advise packing essentials like medicines, travel documents, and a set of clothes in your hand luggage. This way, you can proceed with your safari as scheduled while waiting for your luggage to arrive.

In the event of delayed luggage, you can provide our operations managers’ contact information to the airline. They can then coordinate with us to expedite the delivery of your luggage to you at the earliest convenience.