Preparation

Namibia Kit List

Packing:

  • It would help hugely if all graduates travel with soft bags – maximum 15 kg per person (please find necessary kit list below)
  • You will also need a rucksack on this trip – this is essential. This will act as you ‘day bag’ and doubled up as your hand luggage when flying. You do not need anything technical. Just something that will hold you essentials for the day. You will have access to this bag at every stop. You will not run or cycle with this – this is purely to carry all of your extras that you may need during the day.
  • Laundry is included on this trip – so do not feel like you need to pack multiples of everything! Last year the laundry was done when we climbed the mountain – so any exercise clothing you wear on day 1 & 2 is put in for laundry on the 3rd morning as we leave camp and is returned the next day. Therefore 2 sets of running and cycling kit is enough – remember to bring something else for the mountain climb.
  • A large rucksack is provided for the mountain climb – pre-packed with sleeping equipment, food and water.

 

Kit list:

  • 2 x padded cycle shorts
  • 2 x running shorts
  • 2 x cycling jerseys
  • 2-3 x running tops (1 x long sleeve and 1 x vest will be provided)
  • 2/3 x sports bras (ladies), underwear, socks (twin skin socks good for avoiding blisters)
  • Trail running shoes, + some spare trainers and flip-flops/sandals for ‘downtime’
  • SPD shoes
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat with a peak or visor
  • Bike helmet
  • For when not doing sport- fleece, trousers, warm hat, comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear (if you’d like)
  • Head torch and batteries – essential!
  • Phone and charger (plug sockets will be provided in the mess tent only) – there are EU plugs or USB available
  • Drinking bladder and bag (only if you want to run with a camel pack)
  • Toiletries – light and basic!
  • Chamois cream (or Petroleum Cream or Lubricating Gel)
  • Personal medication as necessary
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes/tissues
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • SPF lip balm (optional)
  • Passport and travel documents

 

Medical:

  • First Aid kit, we suggest that you bring a small airtight container with a few well-chosen articles, such as:
    • Plasters, travel sickness tablets, antiseptic cream, pain relieving tablets for headaches, indigestion tablets, sunscreen, eye drops, insect repellent, medication for upset stomachs and after-sun moisturiser, blister plasters (Compeed)
  • We remind travellers who have any allergies, i.e. insect stings, or an asthma condition, to pack the required medication.
  • 2 x Foam rollers were provided last year for the group to use at the lunch stops and at night. If you want something specific (lacrosse ball, etc.) then take your own.