Red Sand Bound: Your Guide to the Top Gear for Africa

An African safari is one of the last great adventures. It should not be sanitized or watered down, but consumed, drop by precious drop, like a fine, gritty wine; a blend that sticks to your teeth, tugs at your stomach, and ultimately leaves you a little richer for consuming it.

Safaris are a tradition rich in culture, history, and mystique. Undoubtedly, the life, the experience, and the culture will rub off on you'┬Žif it doesn't, you're one of the unlucky few. If even the tiniest shard of an adventurer's spirit is alive in your heart, this "once in a lifetime" trip will likely become a passion, an obsession, a quest that will pull at every fiber of your being to return again and again until you experience all that Africa has to offer.

And while a safari should be an adventure in every sense of the word, it is not to be taken lightly or embarked upon haphazardly. Before you book that first trip, learn what you need to know and travel with a touch more confidence. Extracted from nearly two decades of beating around the Dark Continent, from the Cape to Kenya, this guide of the top gear for Africa will start you in the right direction.

Recommended Videos

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 12: High Plains Elk

David Draper teams up with Fred Eichler to hunt elk on the high plains of southern Colorado.

Cheeseburger Poppers

David Draper shares his recipe for making delicious cheeseburger poppers with wild game in this edition of "Fare Game."

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Temporary Price Reduction.


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Petersen's Hunting stories delivered right to your inbox.