Off to Africa!!!

Well the bags all packed and I’m ready to go! No I’m not going to South Africa for the World Cup but rather leaving for two weeks in Tanzania today, to document a medical mission in Tanga, go on a safari in biggest game park in Africa, and visit Zanzibar. This is my first time to Africa and it’s finally starting to hit me that I am going as I am on my 8 hour layover in Detroit waiting to go to Amsterdam then onto Dar Es Salam. Here’s a picture of what I am taking as well as a packing list. I’m not sure how I was able to fit it all in three bags, but I needed to reserve one of my bags for the medical supplies we are bringing into the country.

Canon 400/2.8 lens, 70-200mm, 24-70mm, 16-35mm, 14mm, 45mm tilt-shift, 50mm macro, Canon 5d Mark II, Canon Mark III, Canon 580 speedlight, Aquatech D35 housing for 5d with 8″ dome port, pocket wizard back and flash housing, 1 GoPro HD Hero Camera, 1 Canon G11, 1 carbon fiber mono-pod, 1 carbon fiber tripod, 1 lighting umbrell, 2 pocket wizard TT, 2 pocket wizard tranceivers, Monfrotto super clamp with ball head, flash stand holder, mini tripod, think tank fanny pack, gaffers tape, lacie harddrive, power strip with converters, noise reduction earphones, macbook pro, iphone, day pack attachments to lowepro camera bag, one bindle of clothes, a pair flip flops, one pair Salomon goretex shoes, a pack of 20 cliff and power bars, chlorine tablets for water, water purification pump, gerber multi tool, elastic band for exercising with, two headlamps, deet and sunblock lotion, and on insect sleeping tent. (Not pictured 5 immunization shots taken a week ago).


  1. Jonathan Moore says:

    Best of luck Donald! I admit I thought you were going for the World Cup… Looking forward to the next blog post!

  2. Didn’t you miss binoculars among the wildlife in Selous?
    Lovely pictures.

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