What’s In My Bag? Africa, 2024

It’s time for a NEW “What’s In My Bag, Africa Edition!” Video!

This is the 2024 version so you can see what I currently bring to Africa – and why! We’ll talk cameras, lenses, accessories, computers, backup, and even clothing choices! I also include some alternative ideas for cameras and gear for a more budget-friendly approach to an African Safari. A must view before your next Africa trip! (Heck, this kit works really well just about anywhere!)

Below are links for the products mentioned in the video. Note that these are affiliate links and I get paid a small commission when you make a purchase after clicking the link. Thank you for your support.

Gura Gear 30L+
https://guragear.com/products/kiboko-30l-camera-backpack-with-laptop-sleeve?ref=xwU9xYfYfCW7HD
10% Off Code: bcg10

Nikon Z9:
https://bhpho.to/4dfasOa

Nikon Z8:
https://bhpho.to/3JwxHFJ

Nikon 24-120:
https://bhpho.to/3JvIDTU

Nikon 100-400:
https://bhpho.to/44hgREs

Nikon 600TC
https://bhpho.to/3U6dr2k

Alternatives:

Nikon 180-600:
https://bhpho.to/44AXTYL

Nikon 600PF:
https://bhpho.to/49WQMLU

Sony 200-600:
https://bhpho.to/3xOHKU3

Canon 100-500:
https://bhpho.to/44aCTbT

Batteries

Z8 Battery:
https://bhpho.to/3JuHqMN

Z9 Battery:
https://bhpho.to/3w5KZWA

Binoculars (CL 8×25)
https://bhpho.to/3Weybrx

Lens Wipes:
https://bhpho.to/4ddo647

Microfiber cloth:
https://bhpho.to/4b0pdCq

Lens Pen With Brush:
https://bhpho.to/3QiOJLa

Rocket Blower:
https://bhpho.to/49MZVqd

Sensor Swabs:
https://amzn.to/4d64j6N

Visible Dust Smear Away Solution:
https://bhpho.to/3U81OYS

Delkin Black Memory Cards (325GB):
https://bhpho.to/4b7wU9Z

3rd party lens body / rear lens caps:
Nikon: https://amzn.to/44evCHQ
Sony: https://amzn.to/4aTRgUn
Canon: https://amzn.to/4d9D7E5

4TB Samsung T7 SSD (backup drives):
https://bhpho.to/3xNzJ1E

Apple AirTag:
https://bhpho.to/3xRxMBg

OFF! Wipes:
https://amzn.to/4d9RB6Z

Permethrin Spray for clothing:
https://amzn.to/3QmpgR9
(Note, this is VERY harmful to cats when wet – make sure your clothes are thoroughly dry and use outside only)

Laptop Bag & Accessories:

GuraGear Chobe 16 Laptop Bag:
https://guragear.com/products/chobe-16l?ref=xwU9xYfYfCW7HD
10% Off Code: bcg10

Apple 16″ MacBook Pro (I have an M2, the new ones are the M3 – I have a 4TB SSD and 64GB RAM)
https://bhpho.to/3WglA7m

Delkin CF Express Card Reader:
https://bhpho.to/3w3Z46V

JBL 660NC Noise Cancelling Headphones
https://bhpho.to/3Wy8Vgf

Amazon Kindle:
https://amzn.to/49UAFP9

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Steve Solomon
1 day ago

Very interesting video Steve! I find the Z8 with a Nikkor Z 180-600 and a Z7 with either the Nikkor Z 14-30 or the Nikkor Z 24-120 to be a nice combo for local wildlife shooting…(Not yet fortunate enough to be on safari!) Do you ever use a tripod/monopod, or do you always shoot handheld? And BTW, Steve’s ebooks on Nikon settings and BIF Shooting Settings are SUPERB!! Highly recommended, as I managed to capture an osprey plucking a fish from a local lake recently! Thanks, Steve!

Bruce
Bruce
16 days ago

Battery usage and CFexpress card data increases tremendously when shooting video. I keep a 2TB card in the #2 slot of the Z9 camera for video.

Bruce
Bruce
18 days ago

I have been using the Gura Gear Bataflae 32L for many years and if it was stolen I would buy a used one on ebay. I want less weight in the main bag and adding 5-8 lbs in laptop and power brick is not what I want. I use a neoprene slip case for the laptop. Permethrin is a great insect repellent and I buy a 37% solution by the quart and then dilute it with water and use a garden sprayer to treat all the clothing (shirts, pants, and socks) at a cost of less than $0.10 per item.… Read more »