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Ethiopia Hunting Season

Ethiopia covers a large portion of the Horn of Africa and shares borders with Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti. For decades Ethiopia has been a legendary hunting destination, especially famous for its Elephants. It is also the only country in which one can find the Moutain Nyala as well as hunt the iconic Bongo or Markhor which are as beautiful and exciting as they are challenging.

Despite numerous political crisis and wars waged in the last twenty years, Ethiopia, unlike its neighbor Somalia, offers unique hunting possibilities in exciting and fascinating geographical regions.

Ethiopia has been celebrated by such famous writers as Raimbaud, Henry de Montfreid and Fran霈殃s Guyot and it is useful to read the works of these authors before beginning a journey to this country. Even though these books have been written decades ago, they enable today's hunter to more fully experience the atmosphere of this beautiful country.

Ethiopia Info Map

In addition to the magnificent Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus Buxtoni), Ethiopia is home to a varied wildlife spread out over different regions in the country that include the following, the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros), Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus Imberbis), Beisa Oryx (Oryx Gazella Beisa), Nile Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer Aequinoxialis), Neumann's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus Buselaphus Lelwel), Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus Defassa), Harnessed Bushbuck (Tragelaphus Scriptus), Gerenuk (Litocranius Walleri), Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca Redunca), Grant's Gazelle (Gazella Grantii), Soemmering's Gazelle (Gazella Soemmeringi), Oribi (Ourebia Ourebi), Klipspringer (Oreotragus Oreotragus), Kirk Dik-Dik (Madoqua Kirki), Gunther's Dik-Dik (Madoqua Guentheri Smithi), Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus Meinertzhagenii), Bushpig (Potamochoerus Porcus), Warthog (Phacochoerus Aethiopicus).

Among the predators are the distinguished Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), Side-Striped Jackal (Canis Adustus) and Spotted Hyena (Crocuta Crocuta). Lions and Leopards are also available to hunt in Ethiopia and are present in large numbers. Hunting Lion is only done by tracking. Ethiopia issues more licenses for hunting Leopards than any other country in Africa.

Hunting in Ethiopia follows specific rules. A species can only be hunted in those areas that have been designated for hunting that particular species. Unfortunately for hunters interested in hunting Elephant or the Neumann's Hartebeest, these species can be hunted in theory only, no land has been designated for their hunting in Ethiopia as of yet.

There is no hunting season in Ethiopia and therefore it is theoretically possible to hunt all year round. The best time of year for hunting Ethiopia is from October through June. The months of July, August and September can be particularly wet.

The hunting areas in Ethiopia are spread out over a large portion of the country. The larger areas are mainly located in the southern half of the country and south of the capital, Addis Ababa. The Omo Valley, Bale province, Arusi mountains and Bale Mountains to the south as well as the Danakil region and the Afar region to the north are the most frequented hunting areas.

The hunting areas in Ethiopia are open territories, not fenced. Hunting concessions are leased and managed by hunting outfitters. There are less than half a dozen hunting outfitters in Ethiopia and the professional hunters are mostly English speaking (American, South African or white Zimbabwean).

Hunting in Ethiopia is done on foot except for the Mountain Nyala for which hunting is most often done on horseback. It should be known that Mountain Nyala hunting can be very physically demanding and is similar to hunting sheep or Bongo. It is often described as a "vertical" Bongo hunt due to the difficulty negotiating the terrain. While hunting Mountain Nyala, flying camps are often the standard. Elsewhere in Ethiopia the hunting camps are tent camps and are usually large and quite comfortable.

The hunting areas are accessible only by road from Addis Ababa and the drive is on average 5 to 10 hours depending upon the location of the area you will be hunting and the road conditions.

Climate in Ethiopia

There are three main seasons in Ethiopia, with temperatures depending on the altitude. The lowlands are generally hot and humid, with cooler temperatures in the Ethiopian Highlands. The dry season runs from October to May and is the most pleasant time to visit, while June to September is the rainy season.

There are three main seasons in Ethiopia, with temperatures depending on the altitude. The lowlands are generally hot and humid, with cooler temperatures in the Ethiopian Highlands. The dry season runs from October to May and is the most pleasant time to visit, while June to September is the rainy season.

Ethiopian climate varies according to the different topographical regions. The central plateau has a moderate climate with minimal seasonal temperature variation. The mean minimum during the coldest season is 6DC (43DF), while the mean maximum rarely exceeds 26DC (79DF). Temperature variations in the lowlands are much greater, and the heat in the desert and Red Sea coastal areas is extreme, with occasional highs of 60DC (140DF). Heavy rainfall occurs in most of the country during June, July, and August. The High Plateau also experiences a second, though much milder, rainy season between December and February. Average annual precipitation on the central plateau is roughly 122 cm (48 in). The northern provinces receive less rainfall, and the average annual precipitation in the Ogaden is less than 10 cm (4 in). The westernmost region of Ethiopia receives an annual rainfall of nearly 200 cm (80 in). Severe droughts affected the country in 1982?4,1987?8, and 1991.

World Weather Online provides a very detailed look at current weather conditions, weather forecasts, a history and almanac for predicting average weather conditions during the time while you will be traveling in that part of the world. Click here for Ethiopia's climate and temperature forecast.

Ethiopia Hunting Season & When Hunting is Allowed

  • Hunting Season - January 1st to December 31st (all year round)
  • Trophy hunting is allowed throughout the year with the one exception of the Nile Crocodile that is restricted to be hunted only from May 1st to November 30th as they lay their eggs the rest of the year.
  • Trophy hunting may take place within the hours of daylight during the hunting season.
  • Hunting is allowed at night with artificial light but only for nocturnal species such as Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Jackals and smaller cat species such as Serval and Genet. The Giant Forest Hog does is not classified under nocturnal species and therefore cannot be hunted at night.
  • The Ethiopian government strictly controls the minimum number of days for a hunting safari based upon the species being hunted. Above and beyond the government regulations, the hunting outfitter may also impose their own guidelines as to the minimum number of days required to hunt certain species or combination of species.
  • A 21 day hunting safari is the minimum number of days required to be able to hunt Mountain Nyala or dangerous game.
  • A 15 day hunting safari is the minimum number of days required to be able to hunt any other species available on a hunting license.
  • A maximum of one trophy per species may be harvested, per hunting client per hunting permit with the exception of Warthogs, Bushpigs and Baboons while on a Leopard or Lion hunt as these animals may be used as bait.
  • Hunting of female is prohibited. Should such animal be taken, the professional hunter will be fined double the license fee, however the trophy can still be exported.
  • Based on the SCI record book minimum scoring system the minimum legal trophy size is to be reached. Should an animal be taken under the minimum score, the professional hunter will be fined a 25% penalty fee on the license fee, however the trophy can still be exported.
  • All animals are subject to quota availability.
  • Baiting with domestic animals is not permitted.
  • Hunting with dog(s) is not permitted.
  • Bow hunting is permitted.

Ethiopia defines two categories of land where hunting is permitted; controlled hunting concessions which will give the sole hunting right to one outfitter and open hunting areas which will give the hunting right to the outfitters who financially contribute to the area and share the allocated quota.

You will find information about the bird hunting season in Ethiopia near the bottom of this page.

Species to Hunt in Ethiopia

Ethiopia offers a good selection of species for trophy hunting, including the famous Mountain Nyala, probably the most revered spiral horned antelope. Ethiopia also offers a large variety of species, however it is not because a species is available through a hunting license that this species is available on quota anywhere in the country.

Leopard is available to hunt in Ethiopia with a 500 animal 2010 CITES quota but for American clients, the US Fish & Wildlife Service 'has never issued a permit for leopard from Northern or Central Africa.'

There is a restricted CITES export quota of 6 hippo hunting trophies from Ethiopia. While the EU has 'no opinion' on Annex B hippo trophies from Ethiopia, you will need an import permit for hippo trophies as part of the overall EU 'stricter domestic measures' regarding all hippo imports to member states.

ETHIOPIA Species to Hunt

These species may be available on the hunting license in the country; however they may not be available on quota anywhere in the country. Also individual hunting outfitters may or may not be given any quota or have any remaining licenses left for some species.

Some of these species may not be able to be imported back into your country of residence. You can find information on the importation of sport hunted trophies at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Permits or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at www.cites.org.

Bird Hunting Season in Ethiopia

No information at this time.

Big Five Species

(click on animal name for detailed info and pictures)

Buffalo North East African/Nile
Leopard - CITES I (Both High and Low land areas)

Huntable Highland Animals

(click on animal name for detailed info and pictures)

Bushbuck Menelik
Bushpig - (Both High and Low land areas)
Hog Giant Forest
Hyena Spotted - (Both High and Low land areas)
Leopard - CITES I (Both High and Low land areas)
Monkey Colobus Black and White - CITES II
Nyala Mountain
Reedbuck Bohor Abyssinian - (Both High and Low land areas)
Warthog - (Both High and Low land areas)

Nile crocodile hunting in Ethiopia is permitted only between May 1st to November 30th. This is because they lay their eggs during the rest of the year.

When you book your hunt in Ethiopia you will need to select which animals you want to hunt and, provided there is quota available, you will have to pay a non-refundable licence fee.

Early booking is required for mountain nyala hunting as these hunts are frequently booked up years in advance.

Bird Species

(click on bird name for detailed info and pictures)

Shot Placement Guide for the Perfect Shot

Click here to visit our shot placement guide, the most comprehensive shot placement guide of African game online.

Bow-hunting in Ethiopia

Bowhunting in Ethiopia started in 2005 and the government of Ethiopia does not have any restrictions on species hunted with a bow. This country offers tremendous opportunities for bow hunters however few operators have the experience to conduct bowhunting safaris, so careful selection of the hunting outfitter is very important.

Ethiopia does not have an additional bow qualification for professional hunters.

Importation of Bows & Arrows into Ethiopia

It is legal for hunters to import bows for bow-hunting purposes into Ethiopia and no import permit is required.

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Bow-hunting in Ethiopia

Ethiopia does not have any minimum equipment requirements for bow-hunting so common sense will apply or here below find the requirements for South Africa.

  • Big Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 80 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 700 grain
    (Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo)
  • Medium Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 70 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 550 grain
    (Kudu, Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
  • Small Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 40 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 400 grain
    (Warthog, Nyala, Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Backed Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Ethiopia

  • There is no minimum equipment requirement for rifle hunting in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia does not require a minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity) for calibers used.

Traveling with Firearms & Ammunition

Traveling to Africa usually requires taking at least a couple of different airlines as well as departing from several countries whose laws and regulations are constantly changing. And they all have their own rules, regulations and laws for which it is your responsibility to be aware and in compliance with all of them.

Permits & Importation of Firearms & Ammunition into Ethiopia

The following section contains the basic information you will need to know.

  • Temporary importation of firearms and ammunition into Ethiopia is NOT free of charge, please check with your outfitter as to the current charges. The process is usually quick and easy.
  • Your hunting outfitter will send you a form to fill out and return to them so they can arrange for your firearms and ammunition temporary import/export permits months prior to your arrival as required by the government of Ethiopia. This permit will be based upon the firearm information you provide to your outfitter so it is very important that you carefully consider which firearms you will be bringing with you, as once you have submitted the form you will not be able to change your mind. It is very important that all weapons serial numbers be exactly the same when you arrive as what was issued on your import/export permit. Last minute changes of mind cause more problems regarding gun permits than any other reason. Exact number of ammunition is also important.
  • A hunting license can only be purchased from the Wildlife Department once the necessary temporary importation of firearms and ammunition permit(s) has been issued by the Ministry of Internal Security in Ethiopia.
  • In the event the hunting client chooses to use a firearm(s) from the hunting outfitter, required firearms and ammunition permit(s) has still to be applied for by the hunting outfitter and issued by the Ministry of Internal Security in Ethiopia before a hunting license can be purchased from the Wildlife Department.
  • There is a limit of three firearms per hunter that may be imported into Ethiopia for trophy hunting purposes.
  • A maximum of one hundred and twenty (120) rounds of ammunition may be imported per hunting rifle and two hundred (200) shells of ammunition per shotgun, however you may encounter greater restrictions from the airline(s) you are traveling on or country you are departing from or other countries you may be visiting or transiting through.
  • Only ammunition for the specific caliber(s) you are bringing may be imported.
  • No automatic, semi-automatic firearms are allowed. Semi-automatic shotguns are allowed.
  • No weapons which fall under military categories.
  • Handguns are allowed for hunting purposes. A special permit which the safari operator must apply for well prior to the start of the hunt can be requested. This special handgun permit comes at a cost.

Ethiopia Professional Hunters Association

There is no Professional Hunters Association in Ethiopia.

Association of Bid Game Professional Hunters (AGGC - Association des Guides de Grande Chasse)

Many professional hunters in the former French colonies in Africa are French nationals and members of the Association des Guides de Grande Chasse. Click here to visit ACP web site for more information.

Association of Professional Hunters in France (ACP - Association des Chasseurs Professionnels)

Click here to visit ACP web site for more information.

Ethiopia Hunting Permits & Licenses

The wildlife authorities and the government of Ethiopia allocates quotas by species to each controlled hunting concessions and open hunting areas on an individual basis.

Your hunting license and permit will be applied for and obtained by your hunting outfitter well prior to your arrival, please check with your outfitter as to the current charges or if the cost of this paperwork is already included in the price of your hunt.

The following is required regarding permits for trophy hunting in Ethiopia:

  • A maximum of one trophy per species may be harvested, per hunting client per hunting license, with the exception of Warthogs, Bushpigs and Baboons while on a Leopard or Lion hunt as these animals may be used as bait.
  • Clients are only permitted to hunt animals for which a license is issued.
  • Hunting licenses cannot be transfered or refunded and they have to be paid prior the commencement of the hunt.
  • All animals are subject to quota availability.
  • Permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
  • A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
  • While hunting on an open hunting areas a 10% surcharge on license fee will be payable.
  • License fee for killing or wounding of female, young and/or immature animals is double the standard license fee for that species.
  • License fee for killing or wounding of trophies that do not reach the minimum score is fined a 25% penalty fee on the license fee for that species.
  • Clients are expected to abide by all Wildlife Hunting Regulations in Ethiopia.

CITIES Permits & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The importation of some individual sport hunted trophies requires a CITES permit (i.e. African Elephant, White Rhinoceros and Leopard to name a few), you will need to submit an application to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service if you are planning to import any of the species on their list. You can download the CITIES permit application forms by clicking here. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, visit their web site at www.cites.org.


The use of Camouflage clothing is allowed in Ethiopia during the actual hunt. However we would advise that it only be worn during your hunt and not in town or for travel. For excellent quality camouflage, you need look no further than KUIU

How to Get There

A majority of international hunting clients will fly from their country of origin into Ethiopia on a major international airline via Paris which offers direct flights to Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

International Airport in Ethiopia

  • City: Addis Ababa - capital of Ethiopia
    Bole International Airport
    Airport Code ADD
    Located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the city of Addis Ababa

Major Airlines Flying into Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines - Logo
Air France - Logo

Visa & Travel Documents

All foreigners must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Ethiopia as well as a round trip airline ticket.

To find out if you need to apply for a Visa in advance, a great resource with free information is Travel Document System (TDS) at www.traveldocs.com. If you are in need of a visa, Travel Document System is nationally recognized as a leading authority in the field of international Travel Documents. Travelers are quite often not sure of the specific requirements or documentation required to enter into a foreign country. TDS helps international travelers easily understand what is specifically required of them in order to gain passage into another country and provides visa services for U.S. citizens to most countries for which an entry visa is required www.traveldocs.com.

Traveler's Health & Immunizations

A valid yellow fever inoculation certificate or International Health Certificate including yellow fever proof of vaccination is required upon arrival from all countries to enter Ethiopia.

CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. Find a travel medicine clinic near you by clicking here. If you have a medical condition, you should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.

Recommended Vaccinations Include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Routine vaccination if you are not up-to-date including Influenza, Polio, MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus)

Malaria prophylactics medication is highly recommended and should be considered as mandatory, however we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Ethiopia as mosquitoes in this country are resistant to some antimalarial drugs.

The CDC is most credible online resource for up to date health information. Click here to visit the section dedicated to Traveler's Health specific to Ethiopia. Information about vaccinations, diseases, prevention, tips and much more can be found here.


Malaria Map of Ethiopia

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Malaria Maps Of Africa

Malaria Maps of Africa

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Travel Advisory from The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

What you should know before you go. You may obtain international travel information by country, warnings for travelers about crime and public announcements about travel abroad in addition to so much other valuable information click here.

Embassies & Consulates

Ethiopia Embassy in the USA click here

Click here for a complete searchable database of all embassies and consulates from every country in the world including Ethiopia.

Tourism in Ethiopia

The Ethiopia Official Government Tourism web site (Ethiopia Ministry Of Culture & Tourism) is a good place to explore what options are available for travel outside of your hunting safari, click here. Your hunting safari outfitter may also offer short excursions up to extensive touring through their company as well.

General Information about Ethiopia

  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Population 78,250,000
  • Capital City Addis Ababa (3,150,000)
  • Languages Amharic (official), English, Oromigna, Tigrigna, Somaligna, Guaragigna, Sidamigna and numerous tribal dialects.
  • Official Currency Birr (ETB). Denominations in 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 Birr bank notes. To view images of these banknotes, click here.
  • Electricity, the Ethiopian standard is 220/240 volts, three-pin and two-pin 15 amp outlets. Most lodges/camps have generator(s) to power the electricity through rechargeable batteries therefore it is recommended to bring a small power inverter that plugs into a cigarette lighter to invert 12V DC Power to 110V AC for recharging in the hunting vehicle. Generator(s) in most camps are only run during the morning and evening hours and sometimes can be run at other times by special request. Be sure to check with your hunting outfitter in Ethiopia what they are using. Click here for more info.
  • Country Dialing Code 251


This extensive packing list is very complete and should be used as a guide to help you with your preparation. Adapt this list according to your preferences, weather and length of your trip, etc.

Safari hunting wear should be comfortably fitting and made of a sturdy fabric. Laundry is done on a daily basis so packing should be done with this in mind. The color of your hunting clothes from hats to boots including your backpack should be green, brown, khaki, olive, or neutral. Avoid light shades of any color and clothing that makes noise. Depending upon the time of the year, darker colored clothing might be recommended.

I recommend layering clothing since temperature changes from dawn to dusk can be significant depending on the time of year in Ethiopia. Depending on the species you are after, you will be in very different extremes of temperature. The typical habitat for the Mountain Nyala is composed of montane woodlands at an altitude of 3,000–3,400 m (9,800–11,200 ft), but for the Giant Eland, temperatures are much warmer in the open savannah's. You should test your layers before your trip, your outer layer should fit easily over the inside one(s) without binding and bunching up. Do not bring clothing items that you are very fond of, the African bush is unforgiving. Should you be traveling during the rainy season it is best to have at least some fast drying synthetic clothing that maintains its warmth when wet.

  • Long pants, pants should be comfortably fitting and made of a sturdy fabric, the thicker and tighter the weave the stronger and more impenetrable to thorns and insects. I suggest the Attack or Tiburon pants as they are great in the warmer weather. Alpine or Chinook pants with lots of pockets are a great functional piece of clothing.
  • Shorts, some hunters are comfortable wearing shorts for hunting in warm climates which is fine but there can be drawbacks. I usually advise against wearing shorts for hunting due to the abundance of sharp thorns, twigs and nasty grass which can be hard on your legs. A pair of shorts for camp or travel may be good to bring if the weather is hot, but the choice to wear them while hunting is yours. The Tiburon Shorts are a super lightweight and breathable short that’s great for hot weather hunting.
  • Shirts, long sleeved shirts for hunting will protect you from the sun and the bush to some degree.
  • T-shirts
  • A light waterproof, breathable jacket, for wind or rain
  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Casual clothing for relaxing at camp and traveling
  • Swimsuit if it’s a warm time of the year

Cold Weather Clothing

  • Warm jacket heavy weight fleece
  • Warm wool sweater(s) or mid weight fleece
  • Mid weight long underwear
  • Warm headwear, one that covers your ears can serve a dual purpose
  • Warm gloves


  • Hunting boots, you should bring two pairs of well broken-in hunting boots or one pair of hunting boots and one pair of trail shoes. Your footwear should be comfortable, light weight, preferably leather, darker in color and have the advantage of a quiet sole for stalking or tracking.
  • Extra shoe laces for your hunting boots
  • Casual shoes for relaxing in camp and traveling
  • Sandals, for wearing around camp when the weather is suitable
  • Socks, high quality socks are a good idea and will help minimize the risk of blisters.


  • Gloves, that are functional for hunting, preferably leather and dark in color. Fingerless gloves used for biking or weightlifting are ideally suited for shooting and reloading and at the same time they will protect you hands if crawling through the bush.
  • Headwear, a suitably colored baseball cap and/or wide brimmed safari hat for added sun protection for your neck and ears.
  • Belt(s)
  • Bandana/Neck Gaiter, a great multi-purpose item, sun protection (head or neck), wet it will cool you off, handkerchieve, dust mask, etc.
  • Gaiters, above the ankle to keep your boots and socks free of nuisances such as sand, prickly seeds and sharp grass or to the knee to offer added protection from nuisances, such as bush, sharp weeds, snakes, etc.


  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Q-tips
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Razor and blades
  • Shaving cream (Non-aerosol for carry on)
  • Deodorant (Non-aerosol for carry on)
  • Cologne
  • Moisturizing lotion
  • Nail scissors or clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Lip balm with high SPF
  • Sun block with high SPF, We recommend waterproof sunscreen as it lasts longer. Even if sweating. Depending on the area you are hunting, repellant sunblock is an option but unscented is always a good idea.
  • Ziplock bags, useful and versatile. A good way to contain items that may leak in your luggage.

Travel Accessories

  • Flashlight, we suggest Ledlenser, their brilliant design and easy-use functionality insures great pleasure for your every need.
  • Camera, lenses, flash, a second memory stick, charger and/or extra batteries.
  • Video camera, tapes or memory card/stick, charger and/or extra batteries. Ask your PH to take pictures with his own camera too, it’s a great back up
  • Lens cleaning kit
  • Electric converters
  • Plug adapters

Your Prescription Medication and First Aid

Bruce Watson Safaris has a first aid kit and basic medications are available such as aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-diarrhea pills and band aids.

If you bring prescription medication they should be packed in your carry on luggage and you should have enough to last you through your trip. Your medication must be prescribed in your name and be in their original prescription bottles to avoid problems at customs. If you are carrying liquid medication, be sure to place them in a zip lock bag for airport security.

  • Your regular prescription medications
  • Copies of prescriptions for medications that you are carrying
  • Bee allergy shot or Epipen for those with severe allergies

For your personal needs you may wish to consider bringing some of the following:

  • Treatments for jet lag
  • Insect repellent
  • Itch cream with cortisone
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Moleskin or Band Aid blister block or Band Aid cushions
  • Laxative
  • Antacid
  • Eye drops
  • Motion sickness remedies
  • Decongestant
  • Allergy medication

Personal Items

  • Prescription glasses and/or clear shooting glasses. Theese will help protect your eyes, day or night, against sand, thorns and insects.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Contact lenses and solution if preferred. (Glasses are more practical and provide added protection)
  • Earplugs (for hunting, travel or sleeping)
  • Cell phone and/or satellite phone (Most hunting areas/camps have wifi access and/or local network; check with your telephone service provider to see if your phone has the capability to be activated.)
  • Watch
  • Field guide
  • Shot placement guide, or click here for the App.
  • Small notebook and pen to keep journal or take notes
  • List of addresses or pre-printed mailing labels for sending postcards back home
  • Something to read
  • Reminder list of things that you wanted to do or buy