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Travel Clothing and Equipment

Travel Clothing & Equipment 
Nomad have been kitting out travellers since 1990. Our ethos is the same today as it was then – to ensure every traveller leaves with the correct clothing, equipment and medical supplies for their trip. Whether this is your first trip away or you simply want to update or replace your clothing or equipment, the Nomad staff will endeavour to supply you with the perfect item. Nomad also offer a free kit out consultation service simply book an appointment at your nearest Nomad store and clinic. It will save you both time and money in the long run! Tel: 0845 310 4470


By allowing 6-8 weeks for your vaccination programme, you have time to fit in full courses of vaccines where required which provides you with the best possible protection against certain vaccine preventable diseases. If you don’t have time to complete courses before you go, you risk travelling with little or even no protection against sometimes high risk diseases. All Nomad nurses are fully trained in travel health and use up to the minute information to ensure you are fully protected.

Some countries require a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry. Failure to provide one may result in denied entry or the requirement to get the vaccination at the border.
Zambia and South Africa have recently (Aug 2011) updated their requirements. Please contact us for the most up to date information.

First Aid
All Overland vehicles are equipped with a first aid 'Trauma Kit'. This is intended for use in an emergency and contains the necessary items to administer first aid.
The kits do NOT contain any personal medication such as painkillers, anti-histimine etc and you should bring a small personal medical kit.
Antiseptic ointment or spray (spray is better), cotton wool, sterile dressings, crepe bandage, band aids, scissors, tweezers, tape, antibiotic powder, painkillers, lip salve, sun block, insect repellent, water purification tablets, hypodermic needles and syringes, anti-malaria tablets, anti-diarrhoea tablets, and a good supply of re-hydration powder sachets.
You may wish to consult your doctor or vaccination clinic as regards a broad spectrum antibiotic (for skin and/or bowel infection) as there are occasions when you cannot obtain these locally. Don’t forget a supply of any prescription medicines you usually use (asthma etc).


Malaria is the most common serious ailment affecting both residents and visitors to many parts of Africa. Seek professional medical advice as to if you need them and which anti-malarial tablets are most suitable for you. The tablets will probably offer good protection but you must also remember to use a good mosquito spray to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Our tents have mosquito nets in the vents and it is not generally necessary to bring a separate mosquito net unless you plan to sleep outside 'under the stars' (in which case you are recommended to bring one).