What to Pack for an Exhilarating 4 x 4 Tour
The excitement at planning and undertaking a well-deserved 4×4 tour, far removed from the everyday rat race, should not overshadow the planning that needs to go into pulling off a fun trip. The ultimate success or failure of your trip is influenced by many factors. No one is able to predict the unforeseen, much more so on adventures like 4×4 tours.
However, you have control over the majority of influencing factors, and you can do a lot to ensure it all runs smoothly. Many hours are allocated to route planning and either servicing your own 4×4, or finding a great deal on 4×4 hire, and checking your camping equipment. However, there are still far too few people who dedicate adequate time and thought to what they should pack for their 4×4 tours.
Avoid This Common Trap
One of the biggest mistakes 4×4 enthusiasts can make when packing for a tour is taking too many unnecessary things. It’s tempting to think that it will make your life easier having luxury items on the trip, but in the long run, it will only be a hassle and end up complicating your life. Packing in and out in confined spaces can be a hassle. Now that the caveat has been issued, let’s take a look at some important categories that deserve your attention. Pack wisely, and sparingly, and you are well on your way to enjoying a comfortable 4×4 tour.
The General Camping Equipment
- Camping chairs and table;
- Gas bottles and rooftop tent; and
- Ammo boxes and LCD camping lights.
The Camp Kitchen
- Kettle, mugs and glasses;
- Spoons, teaspoons and serving spoons;
- Cutting board, small pot and cooking pot; and
- Bread knife, butcher’s knife, forks and knives.
Vehicle and Safari Gear
- Basic toolkit;
- Lifting jack and wheel spanner;
- Jumper cables, puncture repair kit; and
- Reflective triangle, fire extinguisher, and recovery rope.
Why Ivory 4×4 Hire Is Your Best Choice for 4×4 Tours and Camping Gear
We are proud to offer all the above-mentioned 4×4 and camping gear, among many others. We have travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa with a 4×4 and rooftop tent and from experience we know that a trip is only as good as the accessories and gear you take with you. Over the years, we have used our valuable experience to comprise an extensive camping equipment hiring solution to our clients. Even if you don’t hire a 4×4 vehicle through us, we can rent out all the equipment you need to make your tour as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. For a complete list of camping and recovery equipment, contact our team today.
We endeavour to provide you with all the accessories and equipment you’ll need on a typical 4×4 safari tour. We haven’t invested in the cheapest equipment available on the market, but we have instead ensured that all equipment is of good, lasting quality and in perfect working order. If you require any extra equipment, don’t hesitate to ask, and we will go the extra mile to help you equip yourself for a memorable and comfortable trip.