Your lifetime dream of an incredible African safari is about to come true!� Rather than pick a safari from a brochure, why not have�your safari�planned especially for you and your unique tastes?��Safaris by John Lasater�designs personalized safaris with your interests, your price range, and your dreams in mind. There are absolutely no excuses for not planning the unique safari of your wildest dreams and most extravagent expectations.� Our personalized safaris cost far less than a planned brochure safari, and you won?t spend ten or more days with complete strangers.� Why not spend your dream vacation time exactly the way you envisioned it?
Safaris' by John Lasater standards that set us apart:
- Your own private guide/driver from arrival to departure.
- No limitation on game drives!� Although some safari companies limit you to two safaris per day, you can spend the entire day experiencing national parks and reserves with an intimate picnic lunch!�This is a wonderful option, especially�considering the inactivity of game during the mid-day period- why not enjoy an uninterrupted, private safari picnic?�
- You can even sleep-in for a morning�(or two!) during your safari...although you will definitely want to be on every game drive, this is not an option in planned brochure safaris.
- There are�indefinite options to be experienced?our standard is that we exceed your expectations and make your wildest dreams come true (for less!).
Please see the packing list to the right to optimize your safari experience by packing all the right safari gear. An African safari is amazingly easy to pack for.� Laundry facilities are available in every camp.�Temperatures rang from a low of 40 degrees in the morning to a high of 85 degrees during mid-day; make sure to bring clothing that is layer-friendly as your morning game drive lasts until the sun heats up! �Olive, khaki, or dark green�are the best color schemes (think safari colors!); and please�no bright colors, they attract too much attention from the game.��Try not to�over pack (we know it's hard with that extensive range of temperatures!), because you will definitely want to save room for souvenirs. If you are going to use any charter flights, they will enforce strict weight limitations on your baggage, which are also listed on the right hand side of this page. Happy packing!!!
2 long sleeve shirts
4 short sleeve shirts
2 pair long pants
Convertible pants/shorts with zip off legs work well.
2 pair walking shorts
1 sweater, wool
5 underwear changes
6 pair socks (The sock god eats them, just like at home!)
1 warm-up suit, for around camp
1 pair comfortable walking boots/shoes
1 pair of camp shoes (I use the ones I travel in)
1 warm jacket
1 pair gloves (cotton – it's cold early morning & evenings)
1 swim suit
1 extra nylon bag for souvenirs (won't take up much room)
2 travel outfits (count what you wear on the flight to Africa.
You won’t need any dress clothes, ties, etc., unless
staying in the Victoria Falls area, where in many instances a
jacket is required for dinner in the main dining room.
If charter flights are included within your itinerary,
baggage weight limitations range between 28-40 pounds per
customer (depends on charter company).
Checked baggage must be soft sided
Cameras with telephoto lens, film, spare battery
Pocket flashlight (for each traveler)
Several good books
shaving & toiletries, along with any medications
including an anti Malaria prophylactic. If you are going
to Victoria Falls please ensure you bring a poncho or
rain suit (disposable) as you will surely get wet while viewing the falls.
Don’t forget a voltage converter if you want to charge
any electrical equipment. The voltage in Africa is 220.